Family Information and PTA News 15 July 2022
School is truly a hive of activity this week as the first ever PHS Prom takes place tonight and our annual Summer Fayre is on tomorrow. I hope that everyone who attends has a great time. Staff have been working flat out this week to ensure both events are a success.
This week, my blog is shorter as I have been focusing on the summer fayre preparation.
A few more photos to show just how much of a difference this has made to the outdoor learning area; funded entirely by the PTA
My posts pertaining to changes in Universal Credit ESA (for over 16’s) has definitely led to questions. I have emailed some, spoken to others and shared what I know. What I cannot do is predict the outcome. the changes are recent and it appears that some DWP staff do not fully understand either. All I can recommend for now is that people follow the guidance from Contact-for families of disabled children. If you are refused, please let me know. I will feed back to the Child Poverty Action Group who are following closely.
I will hold a workshop in the autumn term. I will also, as I have always done offer what signposting I can to families of those leaving PHS this month.
North East Family Fun
This group has compiled a list of free activities over the summer holidays. Not all will be suitable for our families, but have a look at the page. As always, I advise that if visiting a venue and your child has access needs, visit the venue website, search “accessibility” and you will find information pertaining to parking, toilet facilities, concessionary tickets and/or free carer passes.
The link is here
Screen on the Green
From big-hit blockbusters to cult-classic throwbacks, we’re going to be screening two movies a day across six weeks of the summer. Check out for the schedule here
There is a huge list of films showing, suitable for all ages so do check the schedule.
‘British Board of Film Classification
Films classified 12A and video works classified 12 contain material that is not generally suitable for children aged under 12. No one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. Adults planning to take a child under 12 to view a 12A film should consider whether the film is suitable for that child.
More information can be found: www.bbfc.co.uk/what-classification/12a-and-12‘
Finally here. My little office has been turned upside down this week with donations. We will have a raffle, but as per legal requirements tickets will be sold on the day only. Prizes:
- £100 shopping voucher
- £50 Morrisons voucher
- Champagne and chocolates and many more…
We have the tea cups, bungee, ice cream, candy floss, food, trader stalls, rescue ferrets and birds of prey, Police Cadets, Blood bikes, Smile through Sport, Chocolate tombola, gift tombola, bottle tombola, scoop the duck, treasure hunts, treasure map, count the sweets and food, glorious food. There is plenty of variety this year. We have hot dogs, pizza, scones, Greggs sausage rolls, steak bakes, cheese and onion bakes and a cake stall. I know I’ll have forgotten something. A massive thank you to all who sent in donations; you make it an outstanding fayre, but your presence is as important and we hope to see lots of you tomorrow. Please note there are different access arrangements as we close off part of the area for safety reasons.
I had these drawn this week at a coffee afternoon and the winners are:
Your winning cheques for £33 have been ordered. Please consider joining the 100 club next year. the funds generated pay for our annual memberships. The PTA has spent a lot this year, as we had some reserves. We can’t promise to match that in the coming years without your support.
As the holidays approach, I make my repeat plea to parents/carers to share where you go, review places for others, take and share photos of your child/young person and keep this page a mix of important information and things that make you smile. The link to join is here
My contact details
Eileen Robinson, Family Liaison Officer