Pastoral Support Officer


My name is Jade Hanratty and I am privileged to be the Pastoral Support Officer at Broadway Junior School.


I have worked with children and families for 14 years. I started my career in a mainstream

primary school, where I worked for 10 years. My goal is to support children and families

through every challenging situation and I can offer support around attendance, behaviour

and a variety of pastoral needs. I am passionate about building children’s confidence and self-esteem and use a range of personalised strategies such as: walk and talk, drawing, painting, cooking, board games, learning breathing techniques, slime making, stress balls, dancing, dodge ball and football. I always ensure the child knows I genuinely believe in them and that they are brilliant and capable of achieving anything they aspire to.

‘Wellbeing for all’ is one of our core values and is so important, not just to me, but to our whole school community. From the moment children enter school on a morning, they will always be welcomed with a warm smile. Staff at Broadway understand that children cannot focus academically if they are experiencing strong emotions. We use our nurturing skills to help children to understand that they are cared about, listened to and we are always here to help.


Our Pastoral Team consists of myself, Mrs Johnson (Headteacher), Mrs Norman (SENDCo), Mrs Robinson (Senior Mental Health Lead), Mrs Summers (Nurture HLTA) and Mrs Robson (Attendance Administrator). We understand that every child and family is unique, therefore a creative approach is very important. We pride ourselves in making sure we get to understand each individual child and follow their lead, so that they trust and feel safe within the Broadway family. Building this trusted relationship helps us to keep children happy and safe, not only in school, but also at home, in the community and online.


If we are unable to provide help for you and your child within school, we reach out to other services to make sure the correct support is given.


Please do not hesitate to contact me, or any of the Pastoral Team, if you would like to chat further.



OPPORTUNITY to flourish



Mental Health & Wellbeing Lead


My name is Mrs Robinson and I’m immensely proud to be our schools Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead. This is a subject that I am extremely passionate about and as PSHE coordinator in school, mental health and wellbeing is embedded into the curriculum and is positively reinforced on a daily basis. Children are given a range of experiences and opportunities throughout their time with us, which will allow them to develop resilience, confidence and will help them to thrive in later life.


At Broadway Junior School, our aim is to ensure that all of our pupils are happy, healthy and safe. The emotional well-being of our children is just as important as their physical health. We use the NHS initiative ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’ with our children and this is displayed and referred to in every classroom.

If you would like support or any more information regarding the work we do with your children, please don’t hesitate to contact me.






Healthy Heads - Mental Health Support Team


My name is Ellie Lambert and I am an Educational Mental Health Practitioner.  The Healthy Heads Team is a Mental Health Support Team based in Sunderland and provided by South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust. Our team is linked with schools and colleges across Sunderland.


What we offer?

We offer early intervention to help children, young people and their families who are struggling with their Mental Health.  Healthy Heads provide a range of emotional, behavioural and psychological support services to children, young people, parents and professionals in Sunderland.


  • 1-1 therapy sessions.
  • Group Sessions.
  • Whole School Approach – Class sessions, assemblies, parent sessions
  • Parent Led Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
  • Guided Self Help for Parenting.
  • Teacher Training



How to get support?

To start the process of requesting support from our service please speak to a member of staff in your child’s class.



WELLBEING for all.



Nurturing at Broadway



My name is Carole Summers and I am Broadway’s Nurture HLTA and Mental Health and Wellbeing Governor. My aim is that every child in our school feels happy, supported and ready to learn. I teach children ways to help them manage their feelings and build emotional resilience.


To do this, I use the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ which are: Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give. I use our beautiful school grounds to practise these with activities such as: litter-picking, gardening, recycling and feeding the birds.


I help the children to support each other with initiatives such as creating a Wellbeing Garden and a ‘Treemendous’ Wellbeing Trail.



  • Our Wellbeing Garden is a place where children feel comfortable to sit and talk to an adult, share any worries they have or simply sit quietly if they need a little bit of ‘time out’. The children help to maintain and improve this area and feel a great sense of pride in what they achieve.
  • Our ‘Treemendous’ Wellbeing Trail makes the most of the many trees in our school grounds with a variety of activities to try along the way following the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ principles.


Please follow us on Twitter to see some of the wonderful work the children do.


If you would like to find out more, or would like to try our Trail, please do not hesitate to contact me.

















































Mrs Jade Hanratty

Mrs Grace Robinson

Mrs Carole Summers

Mrs Sarah Norman

Mrs Gayle Robson