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

Behaviour Management and Exclusions

Management of Bullying Intimate Care Supporting Children With 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 - Under Review 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


Curriculum Policies 

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