For your convenience we have arranged all of the statutory information we are required to publish below.
Within each section the information will be available through either links to the location within our site that the information can be found or contain the appropriate information directly.
If you would like to request this information in a printed form or have any questions or queries about the information published on our website, please contact us directly at the Academy on the details found on our CONTACT US page.
WELCOME TO WALKER RIVERSIDE ACADEMY
Walker Riverside Academy is a part of Tyne Coast Academy Trust which is registered in England & Wales, Company number 08313162.
Registered office: Tyne Coast College, St. Georges Avenue, South Shields, Tyne And Wear, England, NE34 6ET
Academy Contact Details
Address: Walker Riverside Academy, Waverdale Avenue, Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 4AW
Telephone: 0191 295 8660
Fax: 0191 295 8679
Social Media: Twitter - @WalkerAcademy
Facebook - @walker.academy
Headteacher: Mr Gareth Smith
Deputy Headteacher: Mrs Jacqueline Carr
Office Manager: Mrs Sandra Willis
Chair of Governors: Mr Don Smith
SENDCo: Mrs Lauren Hart
All contact information for Walker Riverside Academy, including a map of our location, can be found HERE.
Our Office Manager, Mrs Willis, will be happy to assist you with any queries you may have.
If you would like to contact our Chair of Governors, Mr Dn Smith, please do so through our Clerk to the Local Governing Body, Mrs Lisa Kirkbride at firstname.lastname@example.org or via our Academy postal address.
If you would like to contact our SENDCo (Mrs Ren Hart) directly, she is available by email at email@example.com or using the postal address above.
If your concern relates to a child in Years 7 or 8 please contact our Lower-School SENDCo, Mrs Helen Gordon by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you would like to speak to specific School staff (Dobson, Grainger and Stephenson) relating to your child, you will find their telephone numbers HERE. Please be aware that these numbers may only be available during working hours.
Trust Contact Details
Walker Riverside Academy are part of the Tyne Coast Academy Trust.
Address: Tyne Coast Academy Trust,, St. George's Avenue, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, NE34 6ET
Telephone: 0191 427 3786
Enquires: General Enquiries - email@example.com ;
→ Mrs M Dobrianski will respond to any email enquiries
Data Protection enquires - firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03330 500 111
→ The Data Protection Officer for the Trust is Evalian Limited.
Chief Executive Officer: Dr Lindsey Whiterod OBE
Deputy CEO: Mr M Collier
Chief Finance Officer: Mrs J Cuthbertson
Finance Business Partner: Mr D Jobson
Head of Finance: Mrs K Ritchie
Director of Governance: Mr Neil Longstaff
HR Manager: Mrs M Dobrianski
Director of Curriculum and Quality: Mr M Collier
Contracts and Procurement Manager: Miss C Pinkney
The Academy building is open, at a minimum, daily 8:00 - 18:00.
The Academy day begins at 08:45 with Registration and ends at 15:00.
This equates to 31.25 hours a week.
Our lesson breakdown is shown below:
ETHOS AND VALUES
We have a clear ethos and set of values here at Walker Riverside Academy, which affect the environment and culture you will find in and around our community.
To view our ACADEMY ETHOS and EQUALITY statements click HERE to visit the ETHOS AND VALUES section of our website.
The details of how we promote BRITISH VALUES is also available on our website by clicking HERE.
Newcastle City Council operates the admissions procedure for applying to Walker Riverside Academy.
Visit our ADMISSIONS page for our policies, helpful links, details of deadlines, and how to appeal.
Alternatively, you can download a copy of our Admission Policies by clicking on the relevant year below (showing for our current year groups).
Our Admissions Policy also contains details on admissions to our Sixth Form.
Click HERE to access our POLICIES page.
*Please note; any students who have successfully secured a place within the Improtech Soccer Elite Academy must apply to join Walker Riverside Academy through the same method as all students. Please view our Admissions policy for details.
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."
The information below will be updated continually.
Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4
► Within our KS3 and KS4 CURRICULUM page you will find details of what our students are currently studying, within each subject, within each year group.
→ Our Year Group Learning Handbooks show what a student should 'Know' and 'Can do' by the end of a term. As our curriculum is currently evolving with the needs of our students, we are currently updating our Winter and Spring booklets.
→ Our Knowledge Organisers are a resource designed to supplement the learning within the classroom. They contain all of the key information a student needs across a subjects' topic. They are designed to aid understanding in the classroom and support home learning.
► Our students have a wide variety of courses they can select to study at KS4. They make these selections in the Summer term of Year 9. The subjects available for selection change on an annual basis in line with the needs/interests of our students and the availability of specialist staff. Our latest KS4 Options can be viewed on our KS4 CURRICULUM OPTIONS page.
Here at Walker, CEIAG is increasingly becoming embedded into the curriculum and culture of education within the Academy as we recognise the important contribution it makes to supporting the successful transition between both childhood to adulthood and education to employment. CEIAG is embedded in all parts of the curriculum, and also involves various events, experiences and visits.
Mr David Jackson is our Careers Leader within the Academy. He can be contacted by email on:
or by contacting the Academy directly using the details found on our CONTACT US page.
Mr Jackson has recently been appointed our new Careers Leader and he is taking great care to create a careers' curriculum suited to the needs of our cohort and that will make them 'life-ready'. More information is available from our CAREERS @ WALKER page. From here, you can also view our CEIAG Policy, CEIAG Strategic Action Plan Document and our Provider Access Policy. *Please note that these policies are currently under review in line with our new improvements.
Visit our SEND INFORMATION page to discover our provision for those with Special Education Needs and Disabilities. Alternatively, click on the policies below for more information.
If you have any queries you can contact the Academy using the details on our CONTACT US page. Alternatively, contact our SENDCO, Mrs Hart at email@example.com
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."
EXAM AND ASSESSMENT RESULTS
Schools are not required to publish their exam and assessment results from 2019 to 2020 academic year as these have not been published as performance measures by the Secretary of State.
We must, however, continue to display your 2018 to 2019 performance measures until new performance measures are published. These are available below.
Our validated results for the academic year 2018-19 can be found below.
KS4 2018-19 Results
Congratulations to those who completed their KS4 study with us in July 2019.
■ English and Maths combined (achieving a grade 5 or above) → 24%
■ Progress 8 Score → -0.41
■ English Baccalaureate (students who were entered for the qualification) → 22 %
■ EBacc (average point score) → 3.16
■ Average Attainment 8 score → 38.2
KS5 2018-2019 Results
The results below are for those students who completed their KS5 studies with us in July 2019.
Our performance measures for KS5 have now been published (January 2020):
■ Value Added Score:
→ 0.51 (Applied General courses)
■ Average Grade:
→ Distinction + (Applied General courses)
→ Merit + (Tech Levels)
■ Level 2, GCSE progress:
→ -0.11 (Maths)
→ Academic and Applied General qualifications;
► -7 - Progression score
→ Technical qualifications;
► -23 - Progression score
■ Student Retention:
→ 88.5% (Applied General courses)
→ 100% (Tech Levels)
This data, published in January 2020, is for students who completed Year 11/KS4 in 2017, which is the most recent data available. There were 201 in this Yr11 cohort.
► In EDUCATION/EMPLOYMENT/TRAINING after KS4 - 92%
→ In EDUCATION - 72%
→ In EMPLOYMENT - 6%
→ On an APPRENTICESHIP - 13%
► Breakdown of students in EDUCATION:
→ At a Further Education College or other FE provider - 44%
→ At a state funded SCHOOL SIXTH FORM - 26%
→ At a state funded SIXTH FORM COLLEGE - 0%
→ Other education destinations - 2%
This data is for students who reached the end of 16 to 18 study in 2017 and stayed in education or employment for at least 2 terms after this.
There were 54 students in this cohort.
► In EDUCATION/EMPLOYMENT/TRAINING after KS4 - 92%
→ In EDUCATION - 35%
→ Entering EMPLOYMENT - 17%
→ Entering an APPRENTICESHIP - 17%
→ Students NOT IN EDUCATION OR EMPLOYMENT for at least two terms after study - 19%
→ Destination UNKNOWN - 11%
DfE SCHOOL PERFORMANCE TABLES
Visit our PUPIL PREMIUM page where you will find details of our Pupil Premium report.
View our report below:
This year, our Pupil Premium Statement includes details of the Recovery Premium, as per DfE guidance.
SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMME AND SPENDING
Walker Riverside Academy offered a 4 day Summer School at the end of the 6 week holidays from Tuesday 31st August 2021 until Friday 3rd September 2021.
The purpose of running the Summer School was to give students the opportunity to have a ’head start’ and to be ready, prepared and confident in advance of starting the new term
View further details on the provision and how we used our funding within our Finance section, linked below
Within Tyne Coast Academy Trust there is one member of staff who works for Tyne Coast Academy Trust who earns over £100,000.
GOVERNORS INFORMATION AND DUTIES
The details of our uniform can be found on the UNIFORM page of our website.
Here, you will find information on our supplier, Emblematic, as well as the details of which items are compulsory or optional.
WRA'S PARENT PLEDGE
The ‘Parent Pledge’ is a promise from the Government, via schools, to families, that any child who falls behind in English or maths should receive timely and evidence-based support to enable them to reach their potential.
Our Parent Pledge is available to read HERE.