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.

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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Valley Road Academy

LOCAL ACADEMY COUNCIL  Information

 

Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the councillors , and the work that we do.

Our main role is to support the Headteacher and the staff – the phrase often used to describe this role is ‘a critical friend’. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life.

When we converted to academy status our governing body became a Local Academy Council

These are our current members. 

Our governors and their meeting from previous years can be found below.

 

Valley Road Academy Local Academy Council 

Councillor Information   

Academic Year 2019/20

Name

Appointing Body

Appointed

Term of Office

Ends

Details of declared business interests

Relationship to Employees

Governor at another establishment

Darren Andrews

Board of Directors

14.3.18

4 years

31.5.22

Trustee – IRIS Learning Trust

None

LAC member – Highfield Academy

Gillian Jack

Ex officio – Head of School

None

No

No

Neil MacDonald Clyde

Board of Trustees

1.6.18

4 years

30.5.22

None

No

No

Tracy Elaine Zeta Ferguson

 

Board of Trustees

 

1.6.18

4 years

30/5/22

None

No

No

James Taylor

Staff elected

30.9.18

4 years

29.9.22

None

Husband of member of teaching staff

No

Laura Brown

Parent

25.2.19

4 years

24.2.23

None

None

No

 

 Attendance  Information

Councillor Date of meeting and attendance Date of meeting and attendance Date of meeting and attendance Date of meeting and attendance

Date of meeting and attendance 

Date of meeting and attendance

17.10.2019 11.12.2019 12.02.2020 01.04.2020 20.05.2020 15.07.2020
Darren Andrews Y
Gillian Jack Y
Kevin Cook N/A (resigned Oct 19)
Neil Macdonald Clyde Y
Tracy Elaine Zeta Ferguson Y
James Taylor Y
Laura Brown Y

 

Codes

Y – attended

AA – apologies accepted

N/A – not a member

N- no attendance and no apologies

 

Attendance at Governing Body meetings for 2017-2018 available here

 

Attendance at Governing Body meetings for 2018-2019 available here