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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0113 3200 750 if you have any queries.

Corporation Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear SR2 8PL

0191 5002999

Valley Road Academy




At Valley Road Academy we value the contribution that every child can make. We are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all of our pupils whatever their needs and abilities. The school seeks to raise the achievement, remove barriers to learning and increase physical and curricular access to all. All children with SEND are valued, respected and equal members of the school.


Please do not hesitate in contacting school with any queries



Emma Potts (Early Years and Key Stage 1 SENDCO)

Kayleigh Taylor (Key Stage 2 SENDCO and Language Provision Teacher)


Designated Mental Health Leads in School - Lynda Ward(Teacher) and Carolyn Trueman (Pupil and Family Support Worker)

Tel: 0191 5002999 


 Click on the links below to read our SEND documentation


SEND Policy