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The Well Being Team



Our Well Being Team Mission statement

 At Broadfield every member of staff is committed to keeping children safe. We strive to provide support to all families who need us and we use our positive partnerships to the benefit of all families and Broadfield children.

We aim to ensure children in our school feel happy and safe at all times and that they know every adult in their school is prepared to support them emotionally, socially and mentally so reaching for the stars and being in school is a positive time in their life. We work tirelessly to provide children with a range of opportunities that support them academically, but also plan activities that provide them with experiences that they may not get in their home life.

We are sensitive to the community that we serve and we approach every safeguarding issue or concern using all the knowledge we have of our families in order to direct appropriate support and engage the most relevant agencies. We work together as a team to ensure the well-being of all children and it is this team work that keeps our children safe.

Meet the team!

Adele McAvoy

Hello I’m Adele McAvoy the Family Support Worker here at Broadfield Community Primary School.

I have over 20 years’ experience of working with children and families within the Rochdale area, I think it’s a great place to work.

I joined Broadfield in September 2017 to support children in Key Stage 2 as a learning mentor, then I moved onto my role as Family Support Worker providing lots of support to our families alongside the fantastic Well-being team. I provided professional support to families in many different areas, such as school attendance, housing support, food bank vouchers, social difficulties, behavioural and emotional support as well parenting advice.

I can signpost you for support and can offer an Early Help Assessment where we would work alongside other professionals together such as school nursing team, EWO, supporting key family workers and social workers

My door is always open or you may even see me on the gate welcoming the children into school please come and say hello and if you need any help with anything just ask.

I love my job and I am always happy to help, if I don't know the answer, I will find someone that does!

Laura Marland Lord

My name is Laura Marland Lord. I am Broadfield Community Primary School’s Children's Welfare Officer

I have worked at Broadfield for quite a few years now, although I have worked within the Broadfield community for 11+ years, and with children and families for 20+ years. 

The biggest part of my role is overseeing safeguarding at Broadfield  this is ensuring that all staff understand our schools safeguarding policy and procedures.  Providing a safe environment in school for children.  I work alongside Children's Social Care  providing support for families.

My role includes supporting children and families alongside our amazing wellbeing team.  My role includes signposting families to services outside of school. No question is a silly question and if I can’t answer it then I will always find someone who can! Teamwork makes the dream work and I want each and every family to reach for the stars!

Zaib Nisa

Hi! My name is Zaib Nisa and I am the Pastoral Officer at Broadfield Community Primary School.

I am new to role and work alongside the amazing well- being team! I am part of the attendance team, promoting regular attendance and ensuring our children are happy and safe.

I will also be working alongside the SENDCO, Georgina Melling to meet the holistic needs of our wonderful children. If you have any concerns or need further support with your children’s attendance or personal, social and emotional development then please come and find me.

We want our children to reach above and beyond their potential and I am always happy to help!  

Georgina Melling

Mrs Melling is our full time SENDCo who has completed the NASENCo.  Please contact her at school on 01706 647580 option 2 and ask for Georgina.

Hello – my name is Georgina Melling and my role within the Wellbeing Team here at Broadfield, is the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo), I am a qualified teacher, a member of the Senior Leadership Team and also the Designated Teacher for Cared for Children (C4C) and the Mental Health Lead.  

My day-to-day responsibility is for the operation of the SEND Policy and the co-ordination of specific provision made to support individuals with SEND, including those who have Educational Health Care Plans.

In short, my role is to ensure that I get the right support for you and your child regarding their SEN, to enable them to:

  • Achieve their best
  • Become confident individuals living fulfilling lives, and
  • Make a successful transition into adulthood, whether to employment, further education or higher education or training

A role that I am extremely passionate about.


Laura Livsey

My name is Laura Livsey and I am a Learning Mentor at Broadfield Community Primary.
I have worked at Broadfield since 2016 supporting children with their learning and love working here! 

In my role as Learning Mentor I work on a 1:1 basis, in groups and classes to support children’s wellbeing during their school journey by striving to ensure all children:

  •  Feel listened to 
  • Comfortable sharing their feelings
  • Are happy in school and at home. 

We are also really lucky at Broadfield to have our school dog Yogi, who lives with me and loves to come into school to support the children. We love being a part of such a wonderful team and community! 

Hannah Shepherd

My name is Hannah Shepherd and I have worked at Broadfield since January 2023.  I have a long background in working with children and am passionate about what I do.  I really enjoy working with children on a 1:1 basis, in groups or as a class to support the wellbeing of all children.

 I am very lucky to work as part of the wellbeing team to ensure all children are safe, happy and learn.