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 SENTAs (Special Educational Needs 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:





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…


“Pupils from a variety of backgrounds and with different needs work extremely well together within a very supportive environment.”


“A welcoming, supportive ethos is evident across all areas of the school. Pupils, parents, teachers and governors are all proud to be part of the school community. Everyone genuinely cares about the school and values the excellent nurturing and inclusive environment it provides.”


“Good use is made of additional resources, such as the pupil premium funding, to support pupils in a variety of ways, including through one-to-one help and homework clubs. As a result, the gap in the achievement and progress of some groups of pupils, including those with special education needs, with those of others is closing. Systems to monitor pupil achievement and progress are good. Regular pupil progress meetings between senior leaders and class teachers highlight the on-going progress of all pupils. As a result pupils with specific needs are identified and they receive additional support.”

The information in this section of the school website was reviewed and updated in September 2017. 

The next review will be in July 2017, at the latest.