How we communicate with families

How we communicate with you.

We realise that families have busy lives and can not always attend School to ask questions, therefore the following are offered to ensure they are kept well informed.

This Website – With an extensive range of information -available 24 hrs a day-

(There is a site map available – Click here and also a search facilty on each page helping you find information quickly).

News section – This is where we post whole school information. – Click here

Blogs – Individual Class blogs & Mr Wheatley’s blog – Click here

We also have a FOHS Blog – Click here and a Community Blog – Click here

(Readers are directed there via social media if an item is added).

School snippets – This page is where small items of news are placed, readers are directed there via social media if a new item is added.- Click here

Calendar – This page gives details of holidays etc – Click here

A few dates for your diary – This information lets you plan & is now included at the top of the School Calendar page Click here  (Readers will be  directed there via social media if an item is added).

Facebook – Heddon St Andrews School – This is updated on a regular basis, you can read the feeds on our website even if you do not have an account  Click here

Twitter – @HeddonSchool Updated most days, again a feed available to all is included on this website.

(We do not respond to queries made via social media).

Texting service – Please ensure we have your current mobile number.

Google + – Basic information is displayed. Click here

You Tube  – Occasional videos are uploaded – Click here

QR Code reader – We have placed a poster within the shelter close to the main gates allowing smart phone users to quickly check the latest School news. – School gate QR

Termly Parents evening, However we are happy to talk to families at any time during the School year.

School home section – A range of information to assist us all to work together – Click here

Our website has news feeds linking to sites that may be of interest i.e Northumberland CC, The DfE,Northumbria Police.

General publicity Articles are regularly submitted to the Heddon Gossip and also the Hexham Courant. If appropriate we will display posters around Heddon to advertise events.

School events – Are held throughout the year when families are welcome to attend.

School Governors – incl Parent Governors play a vital part in the life of our School  Click here

Telephone & postal queries-Details of our School – Click here

School surveys – We produce surveys on a range of topics and ask families to complete them.

If a Parent / Carer does not have access to the internet they are encouraged to request information in a paper form via the School office.


Each of the above helps us to develop a great School / home relationship, but we also wish to remind everyone that we strive to create a warm & welcoming environment within the School where Parents / Carers can feel relaxed about contacting us to discuss concerns or issues.

If you would like to discuss any issues with the staff please contact us to make an appointment then just call in or telephone to chat !!


You can follow us on twitter @HeddonSchool and also find us on Google+ and Facebook.