Walker Technology College


The OurNewSchool approach has the Design Process at its centre. The design process helps people to structure the thinking and the doing that's needed in order to improve something - whether it's to design a better chair, school uniform or to redesign the way people learn in class. OurNewSchool breaks the design process in to four steps. Discovery. Generation. Synthesis. Enterprise.

OurNewSchool at Walker Technology College is run by a Co-design team including students and staff from Walker and designers from Engine.





Congratulations Mr. Collier!

Mr. Collier wins the Dott Creative Community Award!


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Mr. Collier, Deputy Head at Walker Technology College was awarded the first Dott Creative Community award yesterday evening at the Baltic Arts Centre, Gateshead.... Read More
Posted by steve lee on 10/19



Dear Architect…

Walker unveils is brief to the BSF architects


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This week, Walker Technology College and OurNewSchool completed a powerful document that will have a dramatic effect on the rebuilding process at Walker.
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Posted by steve lee on 10/19



Dott Exhibition Begins

After a long wait, OurNewSchool has unveiled its prototype project at Dott07


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Today, an unusual structure on Baltic Square opens with a number of exhibits of design projects from around the north east, including the unique story of Walker Technology College and its OurNewSchool process.... Read More
Posted by steve lee on 10/19



Launch of ‘ONS - The Game’ prototype

Dott07 festival sees the launch of OurNewSchool's first product - ONS The Game!


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Developed through the process with our prototype school - Walker Technology College - our prototype game is aimed at helping those involved in BSF planning or in planning solutions to common challenges around school map out their ideas and think more creatively and holistically.... Read More
Posted by steve lee on 10/19



Our New School at Walker - exhibition plans unveiled!

Our New School reveals exhibition plans for Dott 07


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Our New School has revealed its proposals for the Design of the Times (Dott 07) exhibition, to take place in the Baltic art gallery and in a temporary building in Baltic Square, on the bank of the Tyne. Walker Technology College had a sneak preview of the plans and will form a major part of the exhibition and the activities within it.... Read More
Posted by steve lee on 06/19



What does vocational learning mean to teachers and staff?

We also asked the newly set up BSF challenge team of teachers & staff to tell us about what vocational learning means to them!


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"Developing work related and job specific skills that are fit for needs of students and the labour market. Also to develop key skills required by employers for work."

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Posted by julia schaeper on 03/30



What does vocational learning mean to Walker’s Senior Leadership Team?

We asked the Senior Leadership Team to tell us about what vocational learning means to them! Here are the answers:


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"Young people acquiring skills that will equip them to join the ranks of the employed."... Read More
Posted by julia schaeper on 03/30



“What is vocational learning like just now?”

Thursday, 8th of March


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We had two sessions today: The first one was with a group of students from year 9 until 11 who are all on vocational training schemes. ... Read More
Posted by julia schaeper on 03/30



Kath Davidson on vocational learning

"It's about getting learning right for the learners but also for the wider community."


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We interviewed Kath Davidson, Head of Personalised Learning at Walker, on vocational learning:
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Posted by julia schaeper on 03/30