‘Listen to Me: the Learn to Live Person Centred Model’
Jacqui Warne, Executive Head, Learn to Live Federation incorporating Bidwell Brook School & Ellen Tinkham School
Learn to Live is an effective and efficient method for hearing the voice of children, young people and their families in order to inform the decisions about them. It works by giving families a voice and professionals a framework to listen and respond. Learn to Live is about planning and working together leading to highly effective provision with a big positive impact on positive outcomes for children and young people. It is based on a set of rights supported by practical tools and processes, starting with “Listen to Me” – an ‘in’ to hearing what motivates the child or young person, what works for them and what stops things working for them.
Born and bred in Devon, Jacqui Warne began her career as a teacher working for the Inner London Education Authority (ILEA) in residential special schools which provided challenging experiences and much learning. Following work in Surrey, Jacqui moved to Ellen Tinkham Special School in Exeter initially as deputy head, then as headteacher and now as executive head for the Learn to Live Federation. EllenTinkham is an Investors in People Champion (having achieved more than gold standard), achieved the Inclusion Quality Mark as well as “outstanding” Ofsted judgements in the last two inspections and interim subject inspections. Jacqui is also well known for her parking skills, creativity and amazing drive to improve.