Parent Group

Parent Group

We are a group of parents who are supportive of PCHS. Our role is as an informal link for parents and students to enable effective communication throughout the school and community.

We are the parents’ point of view and a sounding board for the school. Our parents’ group will share information for the school and when there are matters to raise both positive or negative, we will do so.

We meet every half term.

Parent Group members include:

Niki Black


Profile: Niki has 3 children (one currently in Year 11 at PCHS, one in Year 13 at Newcastle College and one currently in Year 5 at OMS).

She works part-time as a Research Associate at Newcastle University and part-time as an artist and bee-keeper. She is very interested in developing community engagement with the school, particularly through arts and environmental projects.

She is part of a team (PCHS staff and pupils, parents and wider community) working on a project to develop an interactive, cross curricula school/community garden, the Proud Hill Project, in the grounds of the old school.




Leila Jolly



I have a son in Year 9 at PCHS and a son in Year 7 at OMS. I work as an HLTA in the English department of a high school.



Louise Bennett



Louise is an Occupational Therapist working with children and young people with neurodevelopmental conditions within Newcastle/Gateshead . She has 2 sons one in Year 11 at PCHS and the youngest one in Year 7 at OMS.

Whilst part of the parents group and a willing volunteer my working commitments don’t always allow me to attend the parent group Meetings.





Alan Grisedale


Alan currently has two children at PCHS, a daughter in Year 13 and a son in Year 9. Alan has been involved with the Parent Group since its inception, and joined in order to assist with the communication link between parents and the school, and also to provide resource and support should it be called upon.

Alan lives with his family in Wylam, and works as a commercial contracts lawyer with a law firm in Newcastle.