SBT Student Grant 2020 recipients announced

Every year, as part of our commitment to lifelong learning in the field of speech and language therapy, SBT is pleased to offer a series of student grants for individuals undertaking training to become a Speech and Language Therapist.

This year, we awarded three grants of £500 each. The successful applicants will also have access to various opportunities and support throughout their time at university.

The lucky recipients were:

  • Hana Ahmed
  • Neve Dee
  • Shauna Warren

For more details, please visit our Student Grants page – and check out this Term’s forthcoming newsletter! Applications for 2021-22 will open in September.

The SBT 10th anniversary newsletter is out now!

SBT 10th Anniversary Newsletter

2020 is a special year for SBT as it’s our 10th anniversary – and in this special bumper edition of our newsletter, we look back at some of the highlights, as well as catch up with past employees to find out what they’re up to and what their favourite memories are of their time at SBT.

You can also catch up on the latest SBT news and services:

  • Meet SBT’s new Leadership Team
  • Meet SBT’s new starters for 2020-21
  • Apply now for the 2020-21 SBT Student Grants!
  • Work experience with SBT
  • SBT to offer Elklan training
  • CommSEY: A fast way to assess communication needs

You can read all of that in the window above or download it as a PDF.

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Apply now for the 2020-21 SBT Student Grants!

Lucy May and Sarah Buckley

Every year, as part of our commitment to lifelong learning in the field of speech and language therapy, SBT is pleased to offer a series of student grants for individuals undertaking training to become a Speech and Language Therapist.

Unfortunately, as a result of COVID-19, we had to delay the start of the 2020-21 SBT Student Grants, but we are now taking applications.

This year, we will be awarding three grants of £500 each. Additionally, the successful applicants will have access to various opportunities and support, throughout their time at university.

And you never know: you may even end up working for SBT, like previous grant recipient Lucy May (above), who has just joined us!

To receive your application form or for any queries, please contact [email protected]. You can also download the application form and terms and conditions from here. The deadline for applications is 30th November.

SBT and Covid

Sarah Buckley Therapies has been at the forefront of SLT practice in response to Covid-19. Throughout the crisis, SBT has been continuing to offer Speech and Language Therapy to schools as usual, offering our partner schools a complete remote SALT service.

Support has been delivered at home in different ways depending on the individual needs of the child and family. This has included teletherapy, remote homework packs, regular parent training/liaison and access to resources. Our therapists have attended multidisciplinary meetings remotely to liaise with colleagues and continued to support the children we work with.

Our plan is to resume face to face service with clients in September and our practice manager Sarah Buckley, in her capacity as acting vice-chair of ASLTIP, has been instrumental in authoring the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists’ new guidance for therapists on using PPE to provide therapy to clients.

Come and work for SBT in September!

The SBT team

Want to join our friendly team? SBT is looking to take on two newly qualified SLTs for a September 2020 start.

Check out our jobs page to find out more, as well as all the benefits that SBT can offer you. Early applications preferred!

SBT is sensitive to the current unique situation that final year Speech and Language Therapy students face as they approach the end of their training. We understand that the Covid-19 situation means that final placements and learning are being delivered in different, creative and innovative ways.

We would like to reassure you that we will bear this in mind should you decide to apply for a position with SBT both during the application process but also when designing your induction and during the initial three months of working with us.

SBT was one of the London finalists in the 2018 Federation of Small Business Employer of the Year Awards

SBT Student Grants delayed until September

Student Grants 2019

This would normally be the time of year when SBT would be opening up applications for our Student Grants. However, unfortunately, the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions mean we will be deferring until September 2020. Applications will open on 1 September instead.

In the meantime, if you’re interested in the grant, please email [email protected]. The new closing date for applications will be 31 October.

How to help your child learn at home during the coronavirus outbreak

It’s March 2020. As I write this, the coronavirus is affecting the entire globe. Schools in the UK are poised to close to all children, except those who are the most vulnerable, or who have parents who are key workers.

Many families are self-isolating already. Nearly every single family in the UK is facing the prospect of educating their children at home as of this week.

When I am at the school gates waiting to pick up my own children, I am hearing so much anxiety from parents and carers. Some people are already off and grappling with getting their children to do their maths work. They say that it is… a challenge.

Parents and carers of children with speech, language and communication needs may find this challenge is even greater. So here are some top tips on how to support your child’s engagement in learning activities.

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