At Broadway Junior School we have a commitment to promoting community cohesion in school, locally, nationally and internationally. Our school has diverse social issues and we take the needs of our children very seriously. As a school we are working towards developing a common vision and sense of belonging, where diversity is valued and where positive relationships are built within school and in the wider community.
We want every child to feel like they belong to the school community, and to know that their views are welcome and valued.
Our Community Partners:
Broadway Junior School has very strong links with Sunderland Football Club and it’s Foundation. The school has two pairs of season ticket as which are awarded to children who work hard and behave in a positive way. In addition, Foundation staff reguarly visit school to run short courses on issues such as anti-racism, bullying and healthy eating as well as running the hugely successful family learning sessions for parents and children.
Pupils and teachers from our school regularly visit the classrooms at the stadium for literacy and numeracy sessions, as well as enjoying the tours behind the scenes.
We have a long standing partnership with the Donnison School, a living history project in Sunderland’s historic East End. As well as visiting the project as part of our history work, groups of children have had the opportunity to take part in courses run by the organizers and we’ve also joined the volunteers on trips to Pickering’s ‘Wartime Weekend’ festivals
The school has recently developed links with the university in order to increase pupil awareness in the opportunities afforded by further education. We have taken part in campus visits as well as having student ambassadors to visit school to discuss campus life.
Overseas students have joined us in school to assist us in our geography and topic work whilst we’ve been lucky enough to take part in Dr John Kilcoyne’s amazing lectures, ‘Chemistry for the Terrified’.
St Peter’s Church
In recent times, the school has fostered close links with our local parish church, St Peter’s. Children from our school regularly perform at special events such as carol services, harvest festivals and mothers’ day services.