Post 16 Residential Communication

Good morning,

I have spoken last night with the staff who are on the residential, they have asked me to let you know that they are having some trouble with phone signal where they are, which has hampered some communications.

Louise F has asked me to put the following message on here about yesterday’s activities.

‘Everyone is doing fine.  Activities Wednesday were bushcraft, cycling, climbing wall and king swing, swimming and rambling.

After an evening meal we had birthday celebrations for Jamie, followed by cake.

We had a chilled evening in the games room.

I will send further information for the blog tomorrow and for the final days.

Many thanks

Post 16 Team’


Post 16 Comic Relief Enterprise Project

Red Nose Day event

The Post 16 Enterprise Group will be running a Comic Relief event on Friday 18th March. This will be open to Post 16 and KS4 S& L classes. They would appreciate your support.

Letters have been sent home with KS4 and will be for those on residential on Friday.

Please see  the letter which includes all the details in the link below:

comic relief letter

Post 16 Residential

Could we please ask that where possible pupils who will be going on residential this week take a LFD test prior to coming into school.  This is not mandatory however as we know LFD tests are helpful in identifying those who do not have any symptoms but may potentially have Covid-19.  Thank you for your support.

Post 16 Residential information

This information is for families of students in Post 16 who are going on the residential trip to Calvert Trust, Keswick next week.

Thanks to those who joined the information and question and answer session yesterday on TEAMS. We hope that you found it useful. If you were unable to attend and have any queries please get in touch with your class team, Louise Finlay or Linda Clay.

Please find attached 3 letters which were sent home yesterday.

As stated the medication one is of utmost importance and medication needs to be sent in this week to enable the nursing staff to check.

letter 3 week before we go

kit list keswick

Visitor Information

Best wishes,

Eileen Robinson

Family Liaison Officer

on behalf of Louise, Linda and the Post 16 team

Post 16 Residential Trip

Please see attached letter regarding a TEAMS meeting for parents/carers of those in Post 16 who are going on the residential trip to Calvert Trust, Keswick in March.

Post 16 residential letter

The link to join the TEAMS meeting on Tuesday 1st March 2022 from 15.30 to 16.30.

Best wishes<
Eileen Robinson

on behalf of Louise Finlay, Linda Clay and the Post 16 Team

Art and Literacy Fun!

Happy Arts and Literature Week!

Wow! What a term this has been for us all. It has been wonderful to have everyone back in school, and to finish the term on Arts and Literature week has felt extra special.

In literacy we have been reading Fantastic Mr. Fox, our inspiration for this year’s display board. To make the display we drew around our arms and hands then used natural things from the garden to paint different patterns and textures. Next we made leaves by drawing around stencils onto tissue paper before putting it all together to make the tree. Under the tree is a burrow where you can find the students having a “Fantastic Feast”. All the food for the feast was made by our students. We had chicken, scones, cakes, carrot and cucumber and amazing sausage rolls! We loved acting out “The Feast” from the story and of course enjoyed eating the food even more!

For the final day of term we all dressed as different characters, completed our display and then watched the film “Fantastic Mr. Fox”!

Happy Easter to all and we look forward to seeing everyone in the Summer Term!

Love from

Chris, Louise, Jade, Jenny, Andrea and Vicky

“Can do”project

6LD are currently working on a ‘can do’ project which covers learning about recycling and implementing it into music from around the world. Over the past few weeks 6LD have been collecting various recycling materials to make instruments. we made shakers out of plastic bottles and tambourines. We had an amazing session where Ann introduced us to Simon and Tom who taught us about native american music. We danced the afternoon away and are looking forward to more next week.

Percy Hedley Christmas Talent Show 2019

On Monday 16th December Students took part in another amazing talent show, This year we had some amazing acts there was singing,dancing, poem reading, magic show and I think a first for Percy Hedley, an acrobatic performance. Students and staff enjoyed the wonderful afternoon, seeing what amazing talent we have at our school.


Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Workshop

This is the first of 2 workshops for parent/carers and is aimed at those with children/young people over the age of 14. Please contact me for further information. It will be held on Monday 14th January.

PIP workshop invite. January 2019

PIP Poster from Contact 14th Jan 19

Ouseburn Farm

Last week students from post 16 took part in a work experience challenge on Ouseburn Farm. This involved learning about the different animals on the farm, taking part in cleaning out the animals cages, making a scrapbook and also watching a video teaching them about what animals get used for on the farm.

The students found it was a fun way to learn and had a great week.