Schools and Teachers

There's a variety of ways you can get involved with our awards - we know how busy it can be in school so the level of engagement is entirely up to you. We've listed some of the key aspects below, so just click on the images to find out more. 

You can also find some useful resources at the bottom of the page.

Teacher reading

Express an interest in our 2023-24 awards

Find out what you get from us, before completing our quick form to express an interest for next year. 

Join one (or more) of our shortlisting panels

Why not put yourself (or a colleague) forward for our shortlisting panels?

Wrapped books

Fundraise or donate to our Book Fund

Please help us get books into the hands of children who may not have easy access to them.


Read our fantastic Buzz magazine

Each year we produce our brilliant Buzz magazine. Read our back issues here.

Finger painting children

Enter our competitions

We host a number of different competitions for children over the year, with some fabulous prizes.

Stack of books

View our growing ideas blog

Get some ideas to engage your children from the approaches that have worked in other schools.

Child giving medal

Vote for your winners

It's why we're all here - to give children the chance to read and decide on their favourite books.

Excited children

Become our School of the Year

Win a trophy and £100 of books for your school, through your engagement with our awards.


We hope these resources will support the delivery of Spark! in your school. If you create anything that you think would help others, please send it to us and we'll add it here.

"The pupils and teachers at LEH Junior School thoroughly enjoyed reading all the books and we feel that our pupils gained a great deal from the initiative. It was amazing to see everyone become so excited about the books and so very engaged with their reading - thank you Spark! Team!"