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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Autumn 1 2020 - Gallery and Work


As part of computing work, we have used the internet to research life in Anglo-Saxon times. We found out what they used to build their homes, their beliefs, crime and punishment, farming, what they ate and what their main skills and jobs would have been. The children then used Powerpoint and programmes on Purple Mash to present their research.



In art, we have covered tone, texture and shading. We used these skills to create a self-portrait of ourselves as part of our topic, ‘All About Me’.


Mental Health Week

As part of our work on healthy bodies, we looked at what can affect our mental health and ways to improve how we feel. We read different scenarios and talked about strategies that they could try to help improve their mental health. We also talked about strategies that we could use.