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Manager/ Teacher: Mrs. Pye

Teaching Assistant: Mrs. Rodaway

Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Mr. Thornhill

Contact telephone number: 0151 329 0052

Who we are

Finch Woods Hive is an educational provision for young people of school age with an EHCP for social, emotional and mental health difficulties. It is targeted at children who cannot access a Finch Woods school place for whatever reason e.g. if the school is already at full capacity or if the school environment is unsuitable for the child.

Each pupil has an individualised plan and timetable for their education. This timetable is devised with the pupil and family and the child has access to 1:1 or small group tuition. We do this to give them the best opportunity to achieve in a setting that meets their needs.

What we do

Finch Woods Hive ensures that pupils’ educational needs are met and that they have every opportunity to gain qualifications in Maths and English as well as receiving a broad range of experiences to enhance their curriculum.

We will help you to:

  • Develop confidence and self esteem
  • Gain qualifications (functional skills and GCSEs)
  • Develop new practical skills (construction, mechanics, hair and beauty etc.)
  • Improve behaviour and anger management (with opportunities for rewards for good behaviour and engagement)
  • Plan your future and secure a job, college place or apprenticeship post 16


Alternative Education

Pupils who study with our Hive provision also have the opportunity to access work-based learning with alternative provisions. We try to ensure that all pupils have at least one other experience of alternative education.

Each of these approved providers offer bespoke educational packages with vocational qualifications. We work closely with alternative provisions and ensure that they can provide a safe learning environment for our pupils.

Pupils can receive alternative education at the following Providers:




  Functional Skills English and Maths

  BTech Level 1 Construction alongside ‘Working Safely’     Certification

  Level 1 Award in Retail


  Functional Skills English and Maths

  BTech Sport

  BTech Work Skills

  BTech Motor Vehicle Engineering (practical only)


  Functional Skills English and Maths

  BTech Sport


  BTech Level 1 and Level 2 Construction


  Functional Skills English and Maths

  Wellbeing Award

  Jamie Oliver Cooking Award


  Functional Skills English and Maths

  BTech Construction

  BTech Hair and Beauty Level 1 and Level 2

  BTech Art and Design

  Level 1 Animal Care

  Level 1 Health and Social Care

Skills Base

  NOCN Motor Vehicle Level 1


Discover new skills

At the Hive we will always try our best to help you find your hidden talents! This includes:

  • Discovering new skills and enjoying trying new things
  • Developing and improving your English and Maths skills
  • Enjoying extracurricular activities (e.g. Art & Photography, Preparation for Working Life, Careers, Sports and Outdoor Education)
  • And even just having a cuppa and a chat


 Photo Gallery

 Take a look at some of the things we get up to at the Hive: