Pippa’s Guardians is delighted to welcome two new Area Managers to the team. Sophie Lindsay and Sarah Nico have just joined the company to look after children in Wiltshire and Rutland respectively. With increasing numbers of pupils registering with us, there is a clear need for extra support in these two counties, where we are also now working with more schools. New student numbers are very healthy from September and with two new members to the team, we can ensure we continue to deliver the best possible service.

Sophie Lindsay

Sophie’s career started in London at Christie’s the Auctioneers and having studied French, her marketing work took her on trips throughout Europe. After the arrival of her children, she decided on a career change and retrained as a teacher, subsequently working in schools both in England and overseas. Having taught children of many different nationalities and ages, and with her own two children now at boarding school in Dorset, Sophie has gained valuable experience of life in boarding schools. She also attended boarding school herself as a child while her parents lived abroad, so is in an ideal position to help children thrive in their school environment.

Sophie says: “I am looking forward to using this all-round knowledge to guide and assist you, and to provide your child with all the pastoral and academic support they need in order to flourish and make the most of their school experience”.

Sarah Nico

Sarah’s working life started with British Rail where she was a Management Trainee, before moving to work for a Removal Company as a Survey Manager. Staying in the property industry, she later set up her own company providing a complete removal service. She enjoyed helping her customers, stopping when her twin girls arrived. She then became involved with their school as secretary of the Parents Association and as a Parent Governor. Through this work she has seen the value of a close relationship between parents/guardians and the school. More recently, Sarah has enjoyed hosting international students and she understands how important it is for a student to have a warm and welcoming family home to stay in during exeats and half terms.

Sarah says:“My regular communication will give you reassurance that your son or daughter is well looked after, happy and settled. With my full support, I will ensure your child thrives both academically and socially during their time here in the UK.”