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SEND support 

Finch Woods Academy supports pupils and families with a wide range of neurodevelopmental conditions. For more information about neurodiversity, please see here.

Our SEND Manager (SENDCo) here at Finch Woods Academy is Mrs S O'Brien. Should you have any concerns or queries you can contact her directly on so'brien@finchwoodsacademy.net

Speech and Language Therapy

All pupils have specific Communication lessons which follow a specially designed curriculum devised by qualified Speech & Language Therapists.

The Communication programme is designed to improve pupils' social communication, expressive and receptive language and communication in a variety of contexts.

We can arrange 1:1 therapy sessions with a qualified therapist for any pupils who need further Speech & Language therapy input or assessment.

ADHD Support

Here at Finch Woods our staff are trained in meeting the needs of ADHD pupils. 

For more information on ADHD for parents please visit the website below:www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/parents

ASC Support

All of our teaching assistants are Level 2 Autism awareness trained and all teaching staff receive regular Autism friendly teaching training.


The NHS Children's and Young People's Mental Health Services or 'CYPMHS', also known as 'CAMHS', is a term used for all services that work with children and young people who have difficulties with their mental health or wellbeing. 

Please visit their website for further information: NHS CYPMHS

If your family already utilise this service, did you know you can now attend your appointment online via video call? Please see this Attend Anywhere Guidance


Knowsley Kooth

Kooth & Qwell Mental Health Support- Online Free, safe and anonymous mental health and wellbeing support at your pace.

Knowsley Kooth and Qwell Parents/ Carers letter

Qwell Digital Fact Leaflet

Kooth January Newsletter


Knowsley SEND Team

We work in partnership with Knowsley SEND Team. Take a look at their monthly newsletter here and subscribe.

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Neurodevelopmental Support 

Information about neurodevelopment support: Info about neurodevelopmental support

Directory of Children's Services in Knowsley, for pre and post diagnosis for neurodevelopmental conditions: Directory of Services

NHS Self Referral 

Knowsley Health and Wellbeing self-referral: self-referral Feb23