Family Information and PTA News 4th November 2022

Welcome back. I hope that you did some nice things over half term. As always I appreciate your sharing these with me so that I can tell others. I never underestimate the value of parental perspectives and over many years have  gained so much knowledge from other parents experiences.

16-19 Student Bursary.

Letters will soon be sent to families of students who are

  •  at least 16 and under 19 on 31 August 2022

and it is important that if you meet the eligibility criteria you return the forms. If you have any questions, please contact me.  I am meeting with finance next week to discuss eligibility criteria, evidence gathering and will arrange a meeting with those parents who may be eligible afterwards. This could be in person or via TEAMS. Let me know what you would prefer. The bursary, for those eligible is to support 16-19 year olds in education/training and could be used as the contribution to next year’s residential trip. Generally, if your household income is less than £40,000 per annum you could be eligible for a bursary to cover additional costs of education.


Be Real App

Maria has added information to the E-Safety section of the website for families on this app, which encourages people to share images of themselves and their lives without filters.

The link is HERE

The link to our extensive E-Safety information can be found on the school website under the heading “Parents and Families”, selecting “E-Safety” from the dropdown menu. The link is HERE


North Tyneside Council has provided me with their link to the cost of living website:

The link is HERE

Other Local Authorities may have their own so if you search you may find information and some support differs depending on where you live.

Toby Henderson Trust 

The Toby Henderson Trust (TTHT) is an independently funded charity supporting autistic children, young people and adults, their families and carers in the North East of England.

We provide relevant, appropriate and accessible support for autistic young people from two years into adulthood, whilst also empowering parents, families and carers by sharing knowledge, experience and understanding.  We acknowledge that yours or your child’s situation is unique and we encourage you to contact us to discuss how we can offer individual support.

If you want to know anything about us, check out our website

We are constantly updating it with news, webinars and support groups etc.  We also have a fantastic “Book Recommendations” page  Book Recommendations – The Toby Henderson Trust ( .  These books cover many of the topics that we regularly get asked about.

Please check the links to find out about our popular FREE webinars  Webinars – The Toby Henderson Trust (


Please be aware that the closing dates for these webinars is usually about a week before the session, this allows us time to get all the bookings etc. confirmed.  The Zoom link is emailed out a few days before, however we recommend you check your Spam Inbox as often our emails are sent to Spam.

Support Groups

We also hold regular support groups for grandparents and families of girls with a autism Support Groups – The Toby Henderson Trust (  These events are free and available to all families.  We are no longer running our general Family Support Group however if you need support, please contact us via email –

The Autism Hub, South Tyneside    Autism Hub - The Toby Henderson Trust

Regular events are running at the Hub in South Shields that are specifically for our families in South Tyneside Autism Hub Events – The Toby Henderson Trust (

Disability North Personal Assistant Training  Disability North

For those families who employ, or are seeking to employ PA’s to work with their children, did you know that Disability North will advertise for you? So, to support the process they offer free basic training for PA’s

Hello everyone

I am getting in touch to let you know about the last PA Training session to be ran in 2022, which is taking place at Disability North on 30th November, 9.30am to 4.30pm.  Via social media and word of mouth, news is spreading about the training before I am managing to send this email! Several places have already gone, so please don’t hesitate to enrol as quickly as you can.   To book onto the course, please use the Eventbrite link below :

To find out more, please watch this very short film.

As this course is becoming more popular, I am creating a waiting list of people who have been disappointed to find the course sold out. I would be so grateful, if for any reason you find you need to cancel your place, if you could let me know. Just drop me an email, or give reception a call on 0191 2840480. (They will pass the message to me). It would be great if I could offer your place to someone else and if you would like to do the course, I can prioritise you for a future date.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and I will look forward to seeing you there.

Angie Stewart (She / Her)

Personalisation Trainer


Disability North The Dene Centre, Castle Farm Road, Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 1PH


The region’s biggest and brightest Light Trail is back this winter from 28th November 2022 until 1st January 2023! ❄️✨
Immerse yourself in a glittering carnival of light and sound where magic awaits you around every corner.
Get your tickets now at
ITS BACK & BETTER THAN EVER.. Newcastle’s very own Winter Wonderland ❄️
Set amongst a Festive backdrop of thrilling rides, a snow play area and street food stalls,
Festive Fun for all the Family to enjoy.
Come and visit Father Christmas and his elves in the grotto, meet our stilt-walking Ice Queen or go on the hunt for The Grinch!
For the ice-skaters among you, come and skate alongside the one and only Queen of the Ice on our ice rink.
Book your tickets today:

Friends of Hadrian School: Over 16’s disco?

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The PTA has 2 meetings over the next 2 weeks. The first of these is an evening meeting, which is on Tuesday 8th November from 19.30-20.30. This will be via Microsoft TEAMS and the link is below:
The AGM will be held the following week on Tuesday 15th November from 9.30-11.00 in school.
We are fortunate at PHS to have a dedicated group of parents who have taken on officer roles. As I have not had any expression of interest from other parents, there is no requirement for postal ballots and the election of officers will take place during the meeting.
We are actively seeking new active members of the PTA and committee and would greatly appreciate your support. You asked for evening as well as day time meetings and we are offering alternate day/evening options.  Further information can be found on the PTA section of the website or from me.
Please join the TEAMS meeting on Tuesday; it’s an opportunity to find out more and talk with the committee and each other. I truly believe in the value of the PTA in supporting all of our students and enhancing school life for them.
Please get in contact with me should you need further information  and I look forward to seeing people in their droves pop up on TEAMS on Tuesday evening.
PTA 100 Club
It’s really not to late to join. The link is here and raises funds to pay for memberships as well as a chance to win some money. What’s not to like?
Percy Hedley School PTA Facebook page. 
Have you joined? If not, the link is here, and this is a closed group. Please answer the question to make it easy for me
Have a lovely weekend; apparently the weather will get milder!
Telephone: 0191 2161811 ext 3260