Broom Cottages Primary and Nursery School

Broom Cottages Primary and Nursery School

Broom Cottages Primary and Nursery School, Broom Road, Ferryhill, County Durham, DL17 8AN

01740 651 363

Support for Emotional & Social Development

Support for emotional and social development


Broom Cottages Primary and Nursey School, is an inclusive school and our staff is committed to supporting and promoting the emotional wellbeing of all children. Miss Dorothy Palmer is our School Counsellor. She is often the first point of contact for parents and pupils with a high level of need

Each class teacher is responsible for the pastoral and social care of every child in their class, therefore should parents require any advice or support, they could be their first point of contact.

We take the time and opportunity to listen to children and parents about any concerns and possible additional support that they may need. When it is felt that additional support or intervention is necessary to support a child’s social or emotional development then we can offer:


  • Broom Cottages is a school with caring and dedicated staff.
  • The SENDCO and Miss Palmer are designated members of staff who liaise with families to provide the support available to help to meet the child’s needs or signpost them to somebody who may be able to help.
  • As Miss Palmer is a qualified counsellor and pupils are able to access immediate counselling service for high levels of need.
  • Broom Cottages works closely with a wide range of external services where referrals for specialist advice can be made.
  • Assembly themes that focus on social and emotional well-being of all, including visiting speakers and production companies to cover themes such as Anti-bullying.
  • Participating in National Events such as Anti-bullying week and follow up activities to ensure that we have an anti-bullying culture in school.
  • We have behaviour system that employs a restorative approach and a reward system (using dojos) that encourages children to embody our school values to be kind, caring and considerate towards others.


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