SHINE on Saturdays

We were really fortunate in that we succeeded in securing funding for SHINE to continue. 

The SHINE on Saturday programme at Marner provides 100 hours of additional and creative learning every year, designed to boost achievement levels.

The project runs for 20 Saturdays a year, working with 50 students.

What Saturday School aims to do            

  • It exists for students to achieve more and enhance their learning.
  • It is designed to be distinctive from, but complementary to, the school week
  • We have students and tutors (instead of pupils and teachers), with small classes of mixed ages and mixed abilities. 
  • We have older students to act a peer mentors from local Secondary Schools
  • We have Queen Mary University undergraduates working as mentor volunteers.
  • It emphasises excitement, enrichment and activity-based learning - each term has a main theme, supported by investigative learning in literacy, mathematics, science and technology
  • It has an absolute commitment to raising expectations, attaining high standards and demonstrating improved performance
  • To promote the development of the children in a safe, secure and happy environment.

Shine on Saturday has well established monitoring procedures to evaluate the impact of each project.

Expected outcomes include: High attendance; raised achievement in core academic subjects, increased confidence, improved attitudes to learning and higher aspirations.

Shine on Saturday is not just about helping students to pass their exams but to also foster a love of learning.

Meet the SHINE Team

Mr Nizam Miah

Ms Chloe Reader

Ms Rina Dias

Mr Michael Ibikunle

Ms Carol Doherty
Assistant Head / Project Manager

More SHINE Information...

SHINE Parent Handbook

SHINE Partnerships

Term Dates 2020

Saturday 10:00 - 15:00

Themes based around Science and Poetry - Animals and Nature/Science investigations in the  lead up to Science week in March plus Cookery/Photography/Sports competitions cycling and climbing.

Week Date  
Week 1 11th January (No climbing)
Week 2 18th January Climbing starts
Week 3 25th January Climbing
Week 4 1st February Climbing (Stebon to Marner for sports) PM
Week 5 8th February Exotic animals visit AM
Half Term
Week 6 29th February Cycling and climbing - Marner to Stebon PM
Week 7 7th March Climbing
Week 8 14th March

Cycling and Stebon to Marner PM

Celebration day

Weeks 9 & 10 21st March Stubbers all day – Last SHINE

SHINE Highlights