In preparation for World Mental Health Day (10th October) our Fir Trees Resource Centre service users are creating these…

Posted by Percy Hedley Foundation on Friday, October 4, 2019

In preparation for World Mental Health Day (10th October) our Fir Trees Resource Centre service users are creating these inspirational rocks. They are planning to place them next week around Newcastle and on the city bridges. They are doing this in a hope of raising awareness and helping those living with mental health problems.

Become a Governor at Hedleys College

Hedleys College is a high quality specialist further education and training provider for young people aged 16-25 with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities who require specialist individual programmes to develop their communication, independence and employability skills to make a successful transition into adulthood within the North East region.

The College is based at Forest Hall in Newcastle and offers a range of programmes and flexible packages of further education and training across Tyne and Wear. The College is part of the wider Percy Hedley Foundation and offers a range of support for students who attend our provision. This includes access to high quality integrated therapy, social enterprises and the Hedley Employability Project.

Our vision is to provide exceptional opportunities for young adults that attend our college and therefore we are looking to recruit one or more governors from the area who would like to get involved with the College and share their expertise and knowledge with the future generation. Whilst we would welcome applications from candidates with any relevant experience or expertise, we are particularly keen to attract those with an interest in educational quality assurance.

The role of a governor is extremely valuable to the life and development of our college and is fundamental in ensuring that our education provision is the best it can be.

Whilst there is no payment for the role of governor, there is an immense satisfaction to be gained by contributing to the education of young people in our community. Here at Hedleys College, we greatly appreciate the time given by governors, and we are sure that you will find the role to be challenging but rewarding.

The commitment would be to attend usually one but up to two meetings per term plus one college visit. Additionally governors also receive invitations to events run by the College.

If this is something that is of interest to you and you would like to know more, please get in touch with Angela Elliott or Sheila Gibbon on 0191 2381315 (Email: or