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


Walker Riverside Academy, Waverdale Avenue, Walker, NE6 4AW

Tel:  0191 295 8660



Social Media: Twitter - @WalkerAcademy

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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 Governor Support Officer, 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), via your child's School Attendance Manager (you will find their telephone numbers HERE), or via our new email address

* Please DO NOT report absence via our social media channels as it is important we are aware of absences as soon as possible.


Tyne Coast Academy Trust is a Multi Academy Trust which is sponsored by Tyne Coast College; a large, general further education college comprising of South Tyneside College, Tyne Metropolitan College and Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College.

Its aim is to support schools and colleges across the region who have joined together because they share a collective vision for excellence in education at all ages. The Multi Academy Trust believes children and other young people within its communities deserve outstanding academic and vocational opportunities and experiences from the moment they begin their educational journey to becoming successful people, able to lead happy, fulfilling and productive lives. It believes in building on solid foundations to provide an excellent education. Students come from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds, and the trust is committed to helping them to achieve their maximum potential, whatever their starting point.

For more information about Tyne Coast Academy Trust visit their website HERE.

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

Trust contact details:

Telephone:  0191 427 3786


Enquires:   General Enquiries - ; 

Mrs M Dobrianski will respond to any email enquiries

Data Protection enquires - or call 03330 500 111

→ The Data Protection Officer for the Trust is Evalian Limited

Financial enquires - 

Governance enquires -