Family Liaison and PTA information 6 May 2022

This will be a shorter than usual update so please bear with me.

School Uniform.

We have had a few enquiries about the above. The link can be found on the school website under the heading “Parents and families”, then select “Welcome to Percy Hedley School”. If you scroll to the bottom of that page, the link is there. It is also below.


International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football. IFCPF World CupLogo IFCPF

Did you know this is on at the moment? I saw someone being interviewed and one of our staff, Allen Harrison sent a reminder. There are men’s and women’s events

The link, for those interested in football is here


Newburn Activity Centre. 

This has re-opened following COVID, and I thought ist worth sharing their page. It is a beautiful location, next to the river at Newburn and paths around Newburn Country Park are very accessible. There is free parking too.

I know some parents are interested in hiring adapted bikes. See below

BIKE HIRE ????‍♀️????
As the weather is warming up☀️why not pop in and hire a bike.
At Newburn we have great routes to follow enjoying the scenery whilst keeping active ????
2 hour hire £10????
Adapted bike hire £13.50
Contact Centre to book 0191 2640014

The link to their Facebook page is here

Eldon Leisure

Eldon Square has bowling, soft play and more. Activities can be booked via the Better UK app.

I hear that SEN Sessions are returning.

Eldon Bowling Monday’s 4pm – 6pm
Eldon Soft Play Tuesdays 5pm -6:30pm

The link to Better UK, Eldon Leisure is here

The rough guide to Accessible Britain.

This guide can be downloaded free on the link below. Pro

The rough guide to accessible Britain



Plans for the summer fayre are progressing well. Ideally, we would like tentative or confirmed offers of help as soon as possible. This year, we hope to allocate time slots to avoid some volunteers working throughout last year, impacting on their ability to join in the fun.

We look forward to sharing more information on exactly what will be on offer within the next month or so.

True Colours:

The PTA agreed to fund 2 days activity for the whole school. I am reliably informed this will happen later this term and will let you know once we have details.

PTA Meeting:

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 17th May from 14.00-15.00. 

The link to join the meeting is here

We do intend offering a face to face option once decisions are made by our leadership team. I will advise of this as soon as I am aware. We have said that our plan is still to offer a virtual option alongside face to face.

We would love to see more parents/carers join meetings, which are for 1 hour each half term. The evening meeting was good, and we had some new parents join so it is likely this will continue. We are in a position whereby our 2 parent governors are also committee members. This can only be a good thing, to tie in with our aim of enhancing home/school communication.

PTA Facebook page.

The link to join the Percy Hedley School Facebook group is here

Have a good weekend.


My contact details are:


Telephone: 0191 2161811 ext 3260.