At Walker Riverside Academy we aim to provide an environment where all students feel safe and can flourish. Our pastoral system of support ensures we respond to individuals in ways which take into account their varied life experiences and particular needs. Additionally, we hold the highest aspirations for our students and endeavour to ensure they have access to a quality education that will deliver appropriate qualifications to all learners, irrespective of their level of need.

We are committed to providing an education that enables all students to make progress so that they achieve their best and effectively and successfully make the transition into the wider world. We will ensure that our students are fully equipped to pursue their ambitions in further education or the workplace.

Our current SENDCo is Mrs Lauren Hart.

NASENCO, PG Cert in SPLD Dyslexia → In post since April 2016.

If you have any queries regarding your child's Special Educational Needs, please contact Mrs Hart by email to:

Or by phone on, 07775026229.

If your child has a SEN Statement and you would like a review of your child's progress, please contact Mrs Hart on the email above. Alternatively, you can contact the Academy directly on the details found HERE.

The SENDCO will be available at all Parents' Evenings to discuss students' progress.

Please find below our SEN information regarding accessibility/disability policies and procedures.


Below you will find more information about the provision in place here, at Walker Riverside Academy, to ensure that our curriculum and Academy environment supports the progress of all of our students, no matter their abilities or circumstances.

Click each policy logo to view the relevant document.

Admission arrangements

Our Admissions Policy, regarding those with SEN is that:

"Children who have a statement of Special Educational Needs (or an Education, Health and Care Plan) which names the school will be admitted to the school."

For information on how students are admitted to Walker Riverside Academy visit our ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS page, or contact us directly using the information on the CONTACT US page.

SEND local offer

A Local Offer gives children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities and their families information about what support services the local authority think will be available in their local area. Every local authority is responsible for writing a Local Offer and making sure it is available for everyone to see.

To view Walker Riverside Academy's SEND Local Offer in detail, please visit our SEND LOCAL OFFER page.

For more details on the Local Authority Local Offer please visit the Newcastle Families Information Service website HERE.

Alternatively, email: