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 2020


DT – Making Scones

Following on from an earlier session, where we made our own butter, the children made their own scones. We looked at ingredients we needed to make these and how to combine these together. We discussed where each of the ingredients came from and the ones produced on a farm. The children have developed their understanding of different foods and where they come from. As well as discussing healthy eating and a balanced diet.

National Storytelling Week

As part of National Storytelling Week we have been using our imaginations and coming up with our own stories. We used prompt sheets to pick a character and a setting then decided what would happen in our story. After we had drawn pictures to help us remember each part, we told each other our stories. We had a variety of stories from unicorns to scarecrows, happy and not so happy endings. Can you remember your story to tell an adult at home?