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Devon County Council has approved the proposal to increase places at Ellen Tinkham School.
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Welcome to Learn to Live Federation website.

Bidwel Brook School & Ellen Tinkham School are located in Devon and are part of the Learn to Live Federation.

Bidwell Brook is a “good” school educating around 100 pupils aged between 3-19 years of age. All the students have special educational needs.

Ellen Tinkham is an “Outstanding” Local Authority funded special school for children and young people aged 3-19 years, who have severe learning disabilities. All our 140 children have a statement of special educational needs.

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Jacqui Warne is the Executive Head at both schools and is supported by experienced senior leaders who are based across the whole Federation. Pupils and staff from both schools work closely with each other and have forged strong links in both the classroom and in additional activities such as residential trips, sports events and rural skills work.

This successful Federation was formed in June 2014 and has a single Governing Body chaired by Kate Mythen.