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

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Valley Road Academy

Autumn 18


Dentist Visit

We had a visit from some special visitors this week in school, Snappy and his friend toothpaste. Some of us went with them to see the dentist. They checked to see if our teeth were healthy and clean. We were so good and sensible, that we received a goody bag when we came back.

Backhouse Park

We visited Backhouse Park to look at seasonal changes. We noticed that the leaves had changed colour and were beginning to fall from the trees. We collected leaves, conkers and sticks to create artwork in the park. Take a look at what we got up to.



People Project

In Art we have started looking at the Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti. Most of his sculptures are people in different positions. We decided to go outside and create our own positions. We then recreated them using tinfoil.



National Poetry Day


This year we celebrated National Poetry Day by listening to and writing our own riddles. They were fun to listen to and we were fantastic at guessing what the object was.

We wrote our own riddle. Can you guess who it is?



Bridge Building

In science we have designed a bridge for the Three Billy Goats Gruff. 




Motor Skills

In Year One we practise our fine motor skills everyday.