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 the lives and outcomes of children at the heart of everything we do.


create a culture of high expectation and commitment to success


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




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Corporation Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear SR2 8PL

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Valley Road Academy

our ideal international school

This year, our children from reception, KS1 and KS2 are taking part on an eTwinning project called ‘Through my window I can see’ to share photographs of the different views from classrooms across Europe. Children will have the opportunity to see how different the views are depending on the country. We will explore other countries and reflect on the diversity that exists around as a way to create our own ‘international ideal school’. Do you like the idea?


You can visit the twinspace by clicking here and discover more.


Let´s have a look at the following padlet and discover what other children can see from their window. How exciting!



What can you see from our window?  Have a look to the views from the Spanish room and think about it? There are lots of things!

Year 1 can give you some ideas while learning the song the song ‘Veo, veo …¿Que ves? I look around, what can you see?

Year 3 are also reflecting on the things they can see outside their classroom…What do you think?

This is a great way to show also our artistic talent while learning Spanish and using dictionaries!

What can you see?

We have also had a look to the countries that are taking part and we are trying to say hello in different languages!  ciao, hello, Buenos dias… 

We prepared our flags...

And learn the song ‘Hello to the children of the World’


Children from reception are singing with Mr hasting a song about the thing they can see from their window…We love this song!


As you can see there are so many things to look at…and of course to the pictures that our friends from Europe have sent!

We love this project so remember to have a look to the official website of the project ( twinspace)  to keep updated . There are lots of things we want to share with you!