If you have any queries regarding the Academy, would like further information or would like a paper copy of any details found on our website, please contact the Academy directly or complete the enquiry form below and our Office Manager. Mrs Willis, will be happy to assist you.

Headteacher: Mr Gareth Smith

Deputy Headteacher: Mrs Jacqueline Carr

Chair of Governors: Mr Don Smith

SENDCO: Mrs Ren Hart

Lower School SENDCO: Mrs Helen Gordon

Office Manager: Mrs Sandra Willis

Address: Walker Riverside Academy (previously Walker Technology College), Waverdale Avenue, Walker, NE6 4AW (previously NE6 4LA)

Tel: 0191 295 8660

Fax: 0191 295 8679



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Academy Enquiries;

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 please do so through our Clerk to the Local Governing Body, Ms Lorna Lister at or using our postal address above.


If you would like to contact our SENDCo directly, she is available by email at , on 07775026229 or using the postal address above.

If you have a child in Years 7-9, please contact our Lower School SENDCo via email at, on 07775026226 or using the postal address above.

School Staff;

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.

Reporting Absence;

Absence from the Academy due to illness should be reported as soon as possible. This can be done via telephone to the Academy Reception (0191 295 8660) your child's School Tutors (you will find their telephone numbers HERE), or via our new email address


Please complete the appropriate form below by clicking on the appropriate title image to raise any specific concerns you may have about any of our students.

The information you share will be held in the strictest of confidence and will only be accessed by key safeguarding personnel.

Report any safeguarding concerns you may have.
For support regarding mental health
Report any incidents of bullying by selecting your child's school logo


Walker Riverside Academy is a part of Tyne Coast Academy Trust which is registered in England & Wales, Company number 08313162.

If you have any queries regarding the Multi-Academy Trust please use the contact details below to contact them.

Chief Executive Officer: Dr Lindsey Whiterod OBE

Deputy CEO: Mr Mike Collier

Address: Tyne Coast Academy Trust, Tyne Coast College c/o South Tyneside College, St. George's Avenue, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, NE34 6ET

Tel: 0191 427 3500


Email: ;

General Trust Enquiries;

Mrs M Dobrianski will respond to any email enquiries.

Financial Trust Enquiries;

Data Protection Enquiries;

The Data Protection Officer for the Trust is Evalian Limited.

► For data protection enquiries, please contact or call 03330 500 111