Introduction

Broadway East First School is a fully inclusive school. We ensure that all pupils are supported to reach their potential personally, socially, emotionally and academically regardless of their gender, ethnicity, social background, religion, physical ability or educational needs. We recognise, and value, the need for a full range of educational and pastoral support. In addition to a fully qualified SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) and well experienced Teaching Assistants we work very closely with various professionals from a wide range of outside agencies. School also employ a counsellor to support pupils with emotional or mental health difficulties, relationships, bereavements and self-esteem issues.

 

Parents can also contact their local Newcastle Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service for impartial information, advice and support in relation to their pupil’s SEN and/or disability.

 

The Newcastle Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service officer is Judith Lane. She can be contacted on 0191 284 0480 or by email: sendiassadmin@newcastle.gov.uk

 

More information about our school

 

Broadway East First School is situated in Gosforth, which is a residential area to the north of Newcastle upon Tyne and we are part of the Gosforth Pyramid Family of Schools and the Gosforth Schools' Trust. The Pyramid gives a smooth transition for our pupils across the 3 tier system of schools and establishing a trust means that there is even more natural progression in learning for our pupils. As a First School our pupils are between the ages of 4 and 9 (Reception to Year 4). 

 

At Broadway East we are extremely proud of our school, its work and its outcomes. We work hard to create and sustain a warm, welcoming and caring atmosphere within which staff, pupils, their families and visitors to the school feel accepted and secure. The very positive and inclusive ethos is characterised by excellent relationships within school and between the school and each child’s home. We want everyone who works in or visits our school to enjoy the experience and to feel the satisfaction of making a positive and valued contribution.

 

Our most recent Ofsted report said that…

 

“The quality of teaching continues to improve because of your resolute focus on this aspect of the school’s work and the range of personalised staff training and development provided. This improvement in the quality of teaching and a sharper focus on pupils who may be at risk of falling behind are accelerating the progress that pupils make in their learning. This is particularly the case for disadvantaged pupils and those who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities.”  (Ofsted letter, March 2018).

 

 

Plans for relocation and expansion of our school.

There are current proposals to expand relocate Broadway East First School to a site on Newcastle Great Park. The proposed start date on the proposed site is September 2020. All details regarding these proposals and the process can be found on the website in Relocation and Expansion Proposal.

 The information in this section of the school website was reviewed and updated in September 2018. 

The next review will be in September 2019, at the latest.