‘Rise and Read’ will continue as normal from Tuesday 16th April. If you were part of the groups last half term, please continue to attend. Don’t forget, it begins at 8:30am and ends at 8:50am. Make sure to use your breakfast pass beforehand! If you have any questions, speak to Miss Bibby in E1.14.
We are delighted to announce that one of our Year 9 students, Joseph, has won a place at the World Kickboxing Council’s global contest, taking place in Italy later this year. Joseph, ranked third in the world for his age, has a very bright future ahead of him. Although he only started Kick Boxing a year and a half ago, Joseph has excelled in the sport since joining Universal Martial Arts in Walkergate. Joseph now needs sponsorship to make his Italian dream a reality and as a College we are determined to help raise the £1000 he needs to compete in this competition. The College has made a donation of £200 and staff are helping Joe to organise a series of fundraising events. Events include cake sales, Easter egg raffles and supermarket bag packing. If you can help Joseph on his mission to compete in Europe, please contact the College. Let's get Joseph to Italy and help him come back a World Champion!
One of our 6th form students has been recognised as an outstanding young person by winning the runner up prize in the inaugural Lord Glenamara Memorial prize. Chris has been recognised for his continued academic excellence and strong commitment to making a contribution to both his local community and communities further afield. Chris, the only student nominated from the city of Newcastle, was invited to attend the prize-giving ceremony on Tuesday, 29 January at Imperial College, London.
‘Rise and Read’ starts up again on Monday 25th February. Running from Monday to Thursday, it begins at 8:30am and ends at 8:50am. If you received a letter to say you have been asked to take part, then check the English corridor or speak to Miss Bibby in E1.14 about which group you are in. Staff are looking forward to seeing you there!
Do you fancy snuggling up on a bean bag, reading a great book? Would you like to have a quiet, calm, enjoyable time whilst boosting your grades at the same time? Then come along to our Reading Group! Exclusive to Year 7. Choose a new favourite book with the help of Miss Close, Miss Orrick and Mr Webb. We will listen to you read, set you targets for the following week and help raise your reading age. Tuesdays 3pm - 3.45pm in the library. See Miss Close in E104 for extra details.
“Most teaching is good, some is outstanding … “ Ofsted, December 2012. A full copy of our Ofsted Report is now available on the Ofsted website (http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/)
“Sixth-form students’ attitudes to lessons are very positive. They speak enthusiastically about the college and their roles within it. They like the spaces that are dedicated to their year group.” Ofsted, December 2012. A full copy of our Ofsted Report is now available on the Ofsted website (http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/)
“Students speak proudly about their new college and their loyalty to their ‘houses’ Dobson, Stephenson and Grainger.” Ofsted, December 2012. A full copy of our Ofsted Report is now available on the Ofsted website (http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/)
When it comes to GCSE examination success, parents have a right to expect the best teachers for their students; top quality support when they need it most with ambition to reach full potential. We settle for nothing but the best at Walker Technology College. Our starting belief is that every student can pass.
Walker is one of the few schools to have Advanced Skills Teachers in English, Maths and Science. We are also lucky in that we have an Advanced Skills Teacher leading 'The Works'. These teachers are nationally recognised as being in the top 10% of all teachers in the country. Students have achieved outstanding results in these most vital subjects including A* grades at GCSE, even in year 10.
Walker is the only school in the North East running focussed assertive mentoring for Year 11 students. Students are assigned a mentor to guide and support them through the crucial preparation to the final GCSE examinations. This involves regular quality time and support with an outstanding teacher and mentor to help manage the stresses and challenges of the examination season.
The government expects 3 levels of progress in English and Mathematics in secondary school. At Walker Technology College we want more. Our aim for all students is 4 levels of progress in English and Mathematics. What does this mean? If your child achieved a level 5 in their Year 6 KS2 SAT in English or Maths, at Walker we expect our teachers to aim for a grade A at GCSE for that student. Level 6 students will be encouraged to achieve A* at GCSE.
The students at Walker Technology College are better prepared than ever before for the competitive world that faces them following secondary school. Whether they choose to stay on in our own sixth form, move on to college, get an apprenticeship or employment we are confident our teaching, support and ambition will ensure they have the best start in their adult life.