Welcome to DOBSON School

Welcome to both Walker Riverside Academy and your new School, Dobson.

Our School system is similar to that of a 'house' system. All students belong to either Dobson, Grainger or Stephenson. You are lucky enough to have been selected to join Dobson, so welcome to the Dobson family.


Unfortunately, due to the current circumstances, we are unable to invite you into the Academy in the usual way; however, we have created a number of videos and resources to welcome you, ease your transition and make sure you are happy and ready to join the WRA community in September 2021.


You should have already received your 'Welcome to Walker Riverside Academy 21-22' booklet through the post. Hopefully you have had the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the content before this evening. This guide was designed to explain all the key information you will require to be ready to join us in September; including information regarding dates, curriculum, uniform and much more. Should you wish to view the document on line, click the link below.


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Welcome to Walker Riverside Academy 21-22

View a copy of your new starter welcome brochure here.


This contains details of what it means to be part of our Walker Riverside community, including:

• Key Information

• Curriculum

• Uniform

THIS EVENING ...

Tonight, you will get the opportunity to 'meet' some of the key staff within the Academy and your School, complete your registration form and start the process of ordering your uniform.


We have organised our content to guide you through the process as follows:

  1. A welcome from our Headteacher;

- A video introducing you to our Headteacher, Mr Collier, where he explains the ethos of the Academy

  1. Meet your Dobson School Team;

- Meet Mr Hart and Mrs Kemp-Hardy - your Head and Deputy Head of Dobson School

  1. Meet our Lower School SENDCo;

- Mrs Gordon explains what her role will be in supporting any students with SEND needs

  1. Transition explained;

- Our Associate-Assistant Headteacher explains the process of transition

  1. Complete your admissions form;

- Complete the online form to make it official and become part of our Walker Riverside Academy community

  1. Start to select your uniform;

- Use the resources available to support you in selecting the appropriate uniform.

1. A WELCOME FROM OUR HEADTEACHER

2. MEET YOUR DOBSON SCHOOL TEAM

3. MEET OUR LOWER SCHOOL SENDCo

4. TRANSITION EXPLAINED - MEET OUR TRANSITION LEAD

5. COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION FORM

INSTRUCTIONS:

In order to start at the Academy in September, you must complete the online form for your child.

You will need to enter the unique identifying number that was on the welcome letter you received in June 2021.

Please complete every section of the form.

If you are unsure about any of the questions, please contact us at the Academy. using the details on our CONTACT US page.

Please refer to the supporting documentation you received with your welcome letter. This can also be viewed online by clicking on the appropriate booklet below:


DOBSON NEW STARTER FORM:


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Click HERE to be redirected to your child's new starter form.


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Dobson Policies and Documents booklet

New starter booklet containing the information you will need to consult when completing the online form above.

6. ORDER YOUR UNIFORM

emblematic logo and link to their website

Our uniform supplier is EMBLEMATIC.

Our uniform policy from is that all trousers, skirts, blazers and ties must be purchased from Emblematic.

Please view your Welcome to Welcome to Walker Riverside Academy 21-22 booklet for details regarding our uniform requirements.

Items that MUST be purchased for Emblematic can be bought from their Longbenton store or online HERE.


PLEASE NOTE:

Emblematic are advising parents and carers to order their uniforms before the 18th July 2021 to ensure delivery before the beginning of the Academy term.

EMBLEMATIC UNIFORM INFORMATION GUIDE:

Emblematic have created an information guide below to support you in purchasing your uniform.

This can also be downloaded as a pdf HERE.

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EMBLEMATIC SIZING/MEASURING GUIDES:

Guides on how to measure your child to ensure you have ordered the correct size uniform can be found on the Emblematic website here;

https://emblematic.co.uk/size-guides


Please contact the Academy if you require a paper measuring tape.