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 SENDCo is  Mrs Ren Hart. 

She can be contacted via email at or via telephone on 07775026229.

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

Our SENDCo will be available at all Parents' Evenings to discuss students' progress. 




WRA Vision for T&L linked to SEND  

All learners are entitled to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum with full access to the National Curriculum and vocational options.

 All staff have a duty to promote high achievement by all and to ensure equality of opportunity by taking into account the diverse needs of the individual learners and by including them in the social and academic life of the academy thus creating a fully inclusive environment.


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: 


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. 

SEN and Disability Policy (Containing our Information Report) WRA 

→    Contains information on how our provision caters to students who require specialist educational support to access the curriculum; our specialist provision; SEND staffing; and how we support students with medical needs. 

Accessibility Plan Policy WRA 

→    Containing details of how our Academy building and procedures have been designed to cater for the needs of all of our students.

Children with Health Needs who Cannot Attend School Policy WRA


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 page, or contact us directly using the information on the CONTACT US page. 

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