Choosing a School with Sarah Billingham

School applications are fast approaching so here’s a podcast to help parents and carers choose the right school for their child.

Choosing schools can be an overwhelming and emotional time for parents/carers and they might not be sure what to look for or how to compare the pros and cons of different settings. Sometimes the general information shared at open mornings / on school tours does not feel personalised enough to help them to understand if the school might be able to support their child’s additional needs. 

Sarah Billingham joins Dale for this week’s episode ‘Choosing a school’ where we discuss things that need to be taken into consideration and questions to ask when visiting schools. Sarah provides some fantastic advice to help parents/carers make the right decision, at the right time for their children.

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About Sarah Billingham

Sarah Billingham is a specialist teacher, she runs Confident Kids, a unique Early Years service. She equips parents, carers and practitioners with expert knowledge and the practical tools they need to offer their little people the very best communication support they can.  

Sarah has been working with children with speech and language needs for over 16 years in mainstream and specialist settings.

Sarah has recently decided to focus on Confident Kids full time. She most recently ran a multi-disciplinary assessment centre for children with SLCN in the charity sector. In 2020 & 2021 she ran an online focus week for parents and practitioners sharing videos on supporting young children transitioning into school (or back into school following lockdown).


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