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 te 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

Safeguarding Statement & Child Protection Policy

Parents should be aware that the school would take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils/students.

In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to significant harm, ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, staff have no alternative but to follow SSC (Sunderland Safeguarding Children Procedures) Child Protection Procedures and inform Children Services Social Care of their concern. 


Any concerns over safeguarding should be discussed with:

Natalie O'Donnell - Designated Safeguarding Lead

Lucy Atkinson - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Stephen King - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Melanie Davies - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Joanne Beavers - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mandy Adamson - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


 peer on peer abuse policy 2017.pdfDownload
 Child Protection Policy Sept 2017.pdfDownload
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