Finch Woods Academy in Halewood was shortlisted for the Alternative Provision School of the Year award at the prestigious Times Education Supplement Awards. The ceremony took place on Friday, 22 June at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
The awards are now in their tenth year and celebrate the extraordinary commitment, quality and innovation displayed by teachers and support staff across the UK.
The awards encourage entries from schools who are raising the standards of education and making a positive impact on the personal and academic success of students and the wider community.
The Alternative Provision category recognises the work that the school does to support pupils who may not be able to attend conventional school, but do not go without the great educational experience they deserve.
Finch Woods Academy is a specialist school for 11-16 year olds with social, emotional, mental health and behavioural difficulties. It provides the highest quality teaching and learning opportunities, along with personalised care and support for pupils.
Cllr Margaret Harvey, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said “This is a great testament to the school to be shortlisted and recognised for the fantastic support they provide and the outcomes delivered for our children and young people who need extra support. To be shortlisted as one of the top alternative provision settings in the country is a fantastic achievement – well done to all the staff, pupils and governors at the school.”