IRIS Learning Trust was formed in June 2018 and is based in the North East of England. We are proud to serve our communities and aim to offer outstanding educational provision.
The Trust believes that to be successful and promote a culture of excellence and aspiration, we need to place improving te lives and outcomes of children at the heart of everything we do.

aspire

create a culture of high expectation and commitment to success

excel

through our daily work secure excellent academies for our local communities

grow and learn together

work with children and families to create great places of learning for all

IRIS Learning Trust

Corporation Road

Hendon

Sunderland

SR2 8PL

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Corporation Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear SR2 8PL

0191 553 7750

valleyroadschool@valleyroad.org.uk

Valley Road Academy

curriculum aims

 

With an exciting ENGAGING CURRICULUM

we aim to :

 

  • Develop lively and enquiring minds
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Learn the essential skills of life, including number and information technology
  • Explore and understand the world in which they live
  • Develop an appreciation of the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations
  • Express themselves creatively and enjoy the creativity of others
  • Express an appreciation of a wide range of achievement
  • Develop personal, moral and spiritual values including respect for others
  • Be prepared for the opportunities and responsibilities of life in a changing world
  • Learn how to learn and regard learning as an enjoyable, lifelong activity
  • Develop a wide range of interests and appreciate the need for ahealthy lifestyle
  • Set high personal standards of achievement and value excellence

 

To achieve these aims, the curriculum is:

  • Broad so that it provides a wide range of knowledge, skills and experiences
  • Balanced so that each subject has sufficient time to contribute effectively to learning
  • Relevant so that learning can link the pupil's experience to applications in the world at large
  • Coherent so that topics can be linked to make the whole learning experience more meaningful
  • Progressive so that what is taught builds in a systematic way upon what has already been learned
  • Differentiated so that what is taught and the tasks that are set are matched to the aptitude and ability of each pupil
  • Accessible so that there is equality of opportunity for all