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

Spring 1 2021 - Gallery and Work


Children's Mental Health Week


For Children’s Mental Health Week, we looked at feelings and discussed how our bodies can feel different depending on our mood and emotion. We looked at using different resources to represent how we are feeling. Some people used stars and glitter to show they were happy or bright colours to represent positive emotions. We looked at the 5 ways to look after our wellbeing and discussed our ‘jar of happiness’. We spoke about, and drew, what we would put in our jar of happiness, what makes us happy and how to make others happy.