Valley Road Academy, Corporation Road, Hendon, Sunderland, SR2 8PL

01915 002999

  1. IRIS Learning Trust
  2. Our Vision

Our Vision

Our Vision: excellence through aspiration

IRIS Learning Trust’s vision is to establish great primary schools that are centres of excellence for leadership, teaching, learning and assessment and where families trust us to keep their children safe and engaged in learning.

We want our children to regard learning as an enjoyable, lifelong activity that brings them fulfillment and success. The result will be confident, independent learners with a curiosity for learning about the world around them.

The trust is driven by a commitment to raising aspiration levels and achieve ambitious goals for all.


Academies within the IRIS LEARNING TRUST will provide:

  • High quality professionals who have the children’s best interest at the centre of their work with a relentless focus on providing the best opportunities for all.
  • A culture based on developing strong successful partnerships with families and the community that enable children to achieve their full potential.
  • Learning environments that are safe and welcoming, calm and nurturing.
  • A vibrant curriculum relevant to modern day society that instills a curiosity for learning 


We will:

aspire                                               create a culture of high expectation and commitment to success

excel                                                 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