Whole College NEWS

Hedleys –  ‘You are Welcome’ Accredited College

We work hard to ensure that our services are ‘young people-friendly’. We also work hard to spread good practice right across the Percy Hedley Foundation, where young people use our health services.
“You’re Welcome” is a National Quality Accreditation Scheme from the Department of Health which shows that health services have been assessed as young people-friendly, and are of a high standard.
The quality criteria cover ten topic areas:
• accessibility
• publicity
• confidentiality and consent
• the environment
• staff training, skills, attitudes and values
• joined-up working
• monitoring and evaluation, and involvement of young people
• health issues for adolescents
• sexual and reproductive health services
• child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).
Hedleys College has been accredited with no recommendations, the first establishment to ever achieve this in Newcastle and North Tyneside .  Well done to Lindsay Elliot and her team at the College.

Sport Relief Week @Hedleys College

For Sports Relief 2018 Hedleys College took part in the ‘Whatever Moves You’ challenge.

The whole college walked, swam and bounced their way to the target of completing a marathon distance over the week. With lots of sweat, smiles and giggles we got through the week raising money for this year’s cause, Mental Health.


All students took part and we came together on the last day for a walk around Forest Hall to complete the final mile in sporting fancy dress. The grand total is to be counted and announced. Well done to all involved it was a memorable week.


Stephen Miller, Gold Medal Champion  visited College today –  Tuesday 20th March 

Stephen Miller, Paralympic gold medallist, visited the College to talk about his journey of becoming an Olympic athlete and travelling the world representing Great Britain. He gave an inspiring talk and encouraged everybody to work hard, push themselves and achieve anything they put their mind to – Thanks Stephen!


Stephen Miller, Gold Medal Champion  is coming to visit us on Tuesday 20th March @ 10 am. Come along and meet him!!! Say hello and  ask some questions.

Hedleys College Road Show

On Thursday, 2nd of November,  the Student Council visited Sir Charles Parson’s School (SCP). College Students: April, Aarezo, Shehab and Danielle represented College and offered school pupils from Post 16 the overview of the life at the college from the student perspective. This was the first 2017-18 Hedleys College Road Show.

SC is hoping to complete many more school visits before July 2018. Visits are ideal to promote our college and to support younger peers at schools with preparation for often difficult and stressful transition.

We received very good feedback from students and staff at SCP School. School staff commented that it was the first time they had seen some of the Post 16 students engaging positively in transition activities.

A massive ‘Thank You!’ and ‘Well done’! to SC for all the hard work to prepare for this event and to all staff who supported this fantastic opportunity.

Looking forward to the next visit!