Walker Riverside Academy is an inclusive school where equality is paramount; where the well-being and progress of every child and all members of our community are of equal worth. 

We are committed to valuing diversity; tackling discrimination, harassment and victimisation; promoting equality; advancing equality of opportunity and fostering good relationships between people.

At Walker Riverside Academy equality and opportunity are championed and encouraged whenever possible. Every member of staff will promote these values throughout every aspect of Academy life. We have an incredible pastoral care system that supports students in fulfilling their opportunities whilst also ensuring their safeguarding is of the utmost priority. All students at Walker are treated equally and we have robust and established systems in place to ensure these principles are upheld. At Walker, we pride ourselves in the quality of our pastoral care, ensuring our students flourish during their time here.

For more details about how we approach equality and how we ensure that we continually strive for equality throughout our Academy and our wider community, please view our Equality Policy.

As Walker Riverside Academy are now part of Tyne Coast Academy Trust, we also abide by the Trust policy on Equality and Diversity. Select the icon to view our Trust policy. 

TCAT Equality ad Diversity link


In October 2010, the new Equality Act introduced a Public Sector Duty, which requires the Academy to have due regard to the need to:

Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation.

Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.


There are nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act: 



gender reassignment, 

marriage and civil partnership, 

pregnancy and maternity, 


religion or belief, 

sex and sexual orientation.


The Academy is required to establish at least one equality objective to address any areas of inequality, or possible inequality, identified as part of our analysis. This information is available for you to download or view below.

Equality Action Plan WRA 

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