Family Information and FOPHS News Friday 17th May 2024

Welcome to Percy Hedley School's Family Liaison Blog!

It has been a warmer week weather wise, and it feels like summer is nigh.

School Academic calendar. We have had some parents query the training day scheduled for Friday 24th May, having searched in google. This had to be changed in September due to a clash with the exam schedule and the new calendar was circulated. We have spoken with our communications team, who have taken action, but it may take time before google refreshes and removes it. The school website was updated in September when the change was made, and we apologise if anyone has been inconvenienced.

Please use the school website rather than google search as we have no control over when google updates occur.

Events next week:

Monday 20th May: School photos Accreditation pathway (Key Stage 4 and Post 16)

Wednesday 22nd May: Post 16 coffee afternoon 14-15.00. I understand that parents of those moving up to Post 16 in September are invited.

Thursday 23rd May: Engagement Pathway coffee afternoon 14-15.00

Father's Day Sale

We know that there are different reasons why the Father’s Day sale differs from the Mother’s Day one.

Free School Meals

Those on income related free school meals will receive vouchers from North Tyneside by email on Monday 27th May.


Letters have been sent out this week to most families about literacy/reading support from Becky Finn.

Online Safety

The link to the Online safety information can be found on the school website under the heading “Parent and carers area”, then “online safety” from the dropdown menu.

Tim Lamb Centre

Please see their May half term activities.

Smile Through Sport

May Half Term Holiday Activities

Alan Shearer Centre

Did you know they now open on Sundays?

Facebook Groups

You may find other ideas on these Facebook groups. They are not specifically for additional needs.

FoPHS News

We had a meeting yesterday; thanks to those who attended, sent apologies, and contacted us. We spent some time discussing the Outdoor learning Area which is a focus this year and will share developments with you.

This week’s I thought I would end with a summer themed quote, and I love this one. I would add in and the BBQ is fired up.


“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawnmower is broken.”


Contact details

Eileen Robinson: Family Liaison Officer


Telephone: 0191 2161811 ext. 3260.