Inter-school Collaboration

How are you supporting the professional learning needs of your network?

Watch the video to see how collaborative professional development can be scaled across schools.

IRIS Connect is the simple, cost-effective solution to school-to-school support and collaboration over distance.

Build deeper partnerships across your multi-academy trust or teaching school alliance, so that collectively you can realise your full potential.

Over 200 multi-academy trusts and teaching schools already partner with IRIS Connect.

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Improve inter-school collaboration by using IRIS Connect to:



Capture and share expertise across your network





Make lesson observation and feedback easier and enable
joint practice development over distance





Provide coaching and mentoring without paying for travel
and lesson cover





Create secure, collaborative online workspaces and discussion forums





Demonstrate your vision and culture by creating bespoke CPD content

200 schools

IRIS Connect is a solution to the challenge of geography. 
Rachel Tizard, Director of Learning, The Kemnal Academies Trust

Our specialised pricing is tailored to meet everyone’s individual needs.

Whether you’re looking for a trust-wide implementation or running a cross-school project, our set of core services include:

A dedicated trust-level account manager

Hosted community workshops aligned to your CPD programmes

Support with multi school implementation, including regular reporting on adoption

Multi school discounts

Training and accreditation for key team members on facilitating effective professional learning and content creation

The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT)’s story

The largest multi-academy trust in the South East has used IRIS Connect to overcome geographical limitations.

Teaching and learning has rapidly improved as a result, with 75% of TKAT’s academies having moved from a ‘Requires Improvement’ or ‘Special Measures’ Ofsted grade to ‘Good’ or better.

TKAT have used IRIS Connect to:

• Enable peer coaching between teachers across the South East

• Develop and share resources across the trust

• Increase teacher confidence through joint practice programmes

• Enhance their NQT induction programme

• Improve teacher participation in research and development

Read the full case study >>

Schools have created cross-school groups in the IRIS Connect platform that allow peer-coaching between teachers of the same year group, some which are 80 miles apart 
Rachel Tizard, Director of Learning, The Kemnal Academies Trust


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