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What is IRIS Connect?

IRIS Connect exists to bridge the gap between effective professional development and classroom practice. Through its video-based CPD platform, teachers can reflect on their own teaching practice, collaborate with colleagues and share expertise to further develop their teaching quality and improve pupil learning outcomes. With its integrated groups, teachers also get access to a wealth of knowledge and tips and techniques from industry leading experts. Join over 100,000 teachers worldwide who trust in IRIS Connect for their continuous professional development!

Recommended Usage

1 hour per week.

Educational Impact

improve teaching efficiency
93%
improve teacher knowledge
71%
CompanyBusiness Name: IRIS Connect
HQ Location: United Kingdom
Founded: 2007
Age Range0-4, 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18
FeaturesSelf ReflectionProfessional DevelopmentLesson RecordingLesson ObservationTeacher FeedbackShare Teaching PracticePersonalised Development PathwaysEvidence-based Theory ModulesCoaching And MentoringCoaching Trainees
LanguagesEnglish, French, Dutch, Chinese
AccessibilityRobust features
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy PolicyGDPR
RequirementsAvailable OfflineInternet - Low Bandwidth

The system is incredibly easy to use. Our in-house support team offer all the technical installation and system set-up in-person and online. Our implementation team offer workshops to get you and your team started. All you need is a wifi connection.

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2 minutes

TrainingIn PersonLive OnlineWebinarsDocumentationVideos
SupportEmailFAQs/ForumKnowledge BasePhone Support

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4.3 out of 5

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Anne

Deputy Headteacher

Used IRIS Connect for 7 months

Mar 2020

Proving to be a valuable reflection tool

Anne found IRIS Connect:
  • Slightly improves attainment
    Not sure of impact yet - too early to tell
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Teachers able to reflect and make tweaks on their practice
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    no evidence of this yet
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Have yet to share materials on a big scale but IRIS does have potential to improve knowledge
  • Slightly saves school money
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Dan

Depute Head Teacher

Fife, Scotland

Used IRIS Connect for 4 months

Mar 2020

Our council currently: 1. makes the wifi log-in tricky. 2. is telling us not to use whilst they run a GDPR check.

Dan found IRIS Connect:
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Probationers and mentors who can't always be out of class to observe
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    teachers don't need to be out of class to observe, they can also observe formation of letters of all pupils
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge and skills
  • Does not significantly save school money
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Steve Smith

Assistant Headteacher

Used IRIS Connect for 3 years

Mar 2020

You need to have a clear plan to implement effectively e.g school culture, specific groups. Excellent self reflection tool

Steve Smith found IRIS Connect:
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Stimulus for coaching conversations Professional learning groups Targetted support
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Sharing good practice
  • Slightly saves school money
    Reduced cover for some learning walks Sharing examples of teaching between schools
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Sophie Francis

Vice Principal

Used IRIS Connect for 0

Mar 2020

Sophie Francis found IRIS Connect:
  • Does not significantly improve attainment
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency and productivity
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge and skills
  • Does not save school money
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Angela Easton

Assistant Principal

Used IRIS Connect for 3 years

Feb 2020

It's excellent in every aspect, hardware, software, tech support, maintenance, portability.

Angela Easton found IRIS Connect:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Sharing quality first teaching strategies e.g. modeling, this is essential for exam preparation.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Sharing good practice. Reduces the need for cover.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Reduces cover, reduces observation time and verbal feedback.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Sharing application of strategies delivered during CPD sessions.
  • Significantly saves school money
    Reduces cover, reduces the need for external cpd. INSETS do not need repeating for absent colleagues.
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Nigel Currie

Assistant Head Teacher

Huntington School, England

Used IRIS Connect for 5 years

Feb 2020

The platform is flexible and with a little creativity can be made to suit the needs of schools or departments quite readily.

Nigel Currie found IRIS Connect:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Improvement in teaching & learning, Standardisation/moderation of expectations.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Able to model good approaches within departments more readily.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Performance development observation cycles enable more sharing using less time and organisation.
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Departments modelling the teaching of new curriculum /content.
  • Moderately saves school money
    Cover costs if all performance development observations were to require a 'body' in to cover the observer's lesson.
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Tom O'Hara

Social Conduct Lead

Used IRIS Connect for 3years

Feb 2020

IRIS has further supported our in house coaching programme and breaks down barriers of time and geography so that all practitioners within our school and in the wider academy trust can benefit from sharing expertise.

Tom O'Hara found IRIS Connect:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Allowing whole class input to unpick low level behaviours
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    The use of the live coaching to access expertise from around the school so that teachers are able to meet performance management targets
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    The use of groups to embed support staff skills and understanding of the process that happen in our school, as part of our TA induction.
  • Slightly saves school money
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