Family Information and FOPHS News Friday 19th April 2024

Welcome to Percy Hedley School's Family Liaison Blog!

As we start the summer term, I hope that you had some good times over the Easter holiday. I saw my first baby lamb which is always a highlight and my son, a former PHS student saw 3 being born. He was so excited, and his day service shared the videos with us. It reminds me how important sharing information about what happens on a day-to-day basis is, and I hope that John’s (school) blog, school diaries and other means of communication are working for you.

I’d love to know if any of the activities I shared in the last few blogs were of use. If there is anything you would like me to research and share, please get in touch.

There are exciting plans FoPHS related. School photo letters have been sent out in paper form and by email. More information is in the FoPHS section of this blog.

As if that wasn’t enough, the fantastic student council will run a Father’s Day sale on Friday 14th June. So, they would greatly appreciate donations of gifts for students to purchase for their dad/main male carer. These events are always exciting for the students, and we had lovely feedback from parents following the Mother’s Day Sale.

Below is a copy of the letter, which is being sent home today.

School Lunches

Our fantastic catering team have brought out new menus this week.


Social and departmental coffee mornings/afternoons resume next month, and we have a FoPHS meeting.

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.

Disability Living Allowance

Some information below which should be helpful.

Toby Henderson Trust

If you want to know anything about them, check out their website linked below.

Positive Behaviour Support (Northumberland families)

Northumberland PDS Time to Talk

The Autism Hub, South Tyneside

The Hub runs regular events in South Shields that are specifically for our families in South Tyneside.


Each week I research activities as part of the information I share with you.

Timbadash Theatre

Sunderland residents may be interested.

South Shields Surf School FREE sessions

Free SEN surf and ocean sessions for ages 8-16 years and 16-24 years.

Smile through Sport

This wonderful group has some additional sessions on offer.

Jarrow Hall: Meet the Dragons

This may be a nice way to end the next half term if you have dragon lovers in the family.

Mini Golf at Gosforth Park

Thought this might be of interest to some families. They do children’s parties too.

Pan Disability Events from Durham Cricket

FoPHS News

We continue to support school throughout the year.

School Photos

It’s that time of year again – school photos!

Cresswell Towers 3–4-night stay

Thanks to the generosity of Chris Fewster and Hartlepool Carers we have been offered a short stay at this lovely caravan park near Druridge Bay.

FoPHS 100 Club

If you’re still thinking it’s too late to join, think again.

Facebook page

This is a closed group for family and friends of Percy Hedley School, where you can share news and updates about school life.

This week I thought I would share something different. We had sad news at school this week. Life is so fragile.


“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal”.


Contact details:

Eileen Robinson: Family Liaison Officer


Telephone: 0191 2161811 ext. 3260.