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





Fordfield Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear, SR4 0DA

01915 537655

Highfield Academy



Please find a list of our school policies below. All policies are available as paper copies on request.


Policies to Protect                                                                                                           Caring for our children

Attendance Arrivals and Departures First Aid  Administration of Medication in school 

Behaviour Management and Exclusions

Management of Bullying Intimate Care Medical conditions 
Child Protection and Safeguarding Child Protection Supervision    Emergency Asthma Inhaler Sun Safe
E- safety  Code of Conduct Head Lice Whole School Food
Safer Recruitment Staff Well being Accessibility Plan Peer on Peer abuse 

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Highfield SEND Information

Looked After Children  Statutory
Data Protection Lone Worker GDPR Privacy 
Health and Safety Building Security Whistle Blowing
  Single Equality Scheme
For Parents  
Admissions Complaints Educational Visits 
Parent/Carer and Visitor Behaviour Expectations

Missing or Uncollected Children 

Charging and Remissions   Charging


Curriculum Policies 

Early Years Maths 
English Science
RE policy Sex and Relationships
Phonics  PSHC - Personal / Social Health and Citizenship  
MFL policy PE Policy including  Getting Changed for PE    
Art and Design   Design and Technology
Geography  History
Music Homework