Vivienne our Registered Manager at Head Lane
Head Lane is a very spacious, airy property with two living areas, offering the young people plenty of space for relaxing and reflecting. Situated on the outskirts of Sudbury, Suffolk, we are just a few moments’ walk from Great Cornard Sports Centre with outdoor swimming pool, which is great in the summer months. The children at the unit are encouraged to participate in many varied activities to give them a well-balanced home life. We encourage our young people to join in with local sporting and recreational activities and also organise day trips to London with sightseeing, restaurant and theatre visits.
Our team is committed and passionate about what they do - and Head Lane has been rated consistently 'good' by Ofsted since we registered in 2011 to support our belief.
With a degree in therapeutic communication with young people living in a therapeutic community, Vivienne, the manager, has worked in various locations and roles at The Ryes over the last fifteen years. This gives her an excellent background for meeting the needs of the children. The team at Head Lane is a well-established group of people with a range of diverse skills and qualifications. They employ a secure base ethos, and consider the goals of running Head Lane to be about providing the young people with a feeling of ‘homeliness’ in a smoothly managed unit.
What Vivienne, Registered Manager says about Head Lane:
“I have been at the Ryes for 15 years, working with children with extreme behavioural needs. Part of my job is to work closely with my team, child care professionals and families to make an accurate assessment of each child’s needs and to create a personal development plan to build their self-esteem and achieve a positive outcome for their personal and educational development. I believe I have a practical ‘hands-on’ approach to achieving these goals, by setting clear boundaries for the children whilst also helping maintain a secure and happy environment for them to develop to their full potential.”