IRIS Connect News

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Learning projects win funding from Strategic School Improvement Fund

  The latest recipients to receive grants from the governments £140 million Strategic School Improvement Fund has been released. The seventy-three learning projects are the second round to get a share of the funding pot. IRIS Connect is proud to announce that we will be working with Thornden School in Eastleigh, who are due to […]

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Start exploring growth mindset with the latest episode of Film Club

Episode 5 has arrived!  Built in collaboration with Huntington School, an outstanding school in York, episode 5 of Film Club: A Beautiful Mindset (see what we did there?) explores what a growth mindset is, how it works, if it’s valuable and how it can be developed in teachers and learners alike. Get Access to episode 5 […]

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We’ve been shortlisted for the GESS Education Awards

  We’re pleased to announce that IRIS Connect has been shortlisted for the ‘Innovation Product Awards – eLearning/Software/Apps’ at this year’s GESS Conference in Dubai. GESS Dubai is the largest education conference in the Middle East and takes place between 27th February and 1st March. This year’s theme, ‘Lifelong Inspiration’ will incorporate inspirational talks from […]

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Information about IRIS Connect for your website

Want to let others know why you’ve invested in IRIS Connect? Due to popular demand, we’ve put together some recommended text and images for you to download and use on your school’s website. The text informs others about your work with IRIS Connect, how our system works and how we ensure outstanding security through our strict […]

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Showcase expertise with IRIS Connect certificates

We believe that any effort to improve your practice should not go unrewarded, which is why we’ve introduced certificates to IRIS Connect. You and your colleagues can earn them by completing short CPD-related tasks in the platform. Here’s what’s available so far:   Film club certificates For those of you not familiar with it, film […]

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Announcing live coaching using the Discovery Kit

Drum roll, please… We’re excited to announce our latest innovation that allows the Discovery Kit to be used for live coaching, remote lesson observations and ITE. “Go Live combines the best features of static and live video coaching. It’s flexible, a dream to set up, and vastly increases the effectiveness and efficiency of the IRIS Connect […]

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Let members know when Group updated

Ever wanted to let the members of a Group in IRIS Connect know when you have added new and useful information?  With our latest tool, Group news, you can. How does it work? If you’re the administrator of a Group you can quickly and easily create a notification that includes links, images and/or videos to appear on […]

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IRIS Connect welcomes EEF report on video technology

PRESS RELEASE: 31.03.17 IRIS Connect, the market leading video CPD tool for reflection, coaching and collaboration, has welcomed the EEF (Education Endowment Foundation) report ‘IRIS Connect: Developing classroom dialogue and formative feedback through collective video reflection”. IRIS Connect and Whole Education partnered in the project, which looked at the impact of using IRIS Connect alongside […]

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8% less on lesson cover

Analysis: DfE data on CPD and lesson cover spend

Schools using IRIS Connect report lower spending and a higher chance of improving Ofsted grade. An analysis of the DfE’s CFR data shows that schools regularly using IRIS Connect spent 8% less on cover teaching and 9% less on CPD compared to schools not using IRIS Connect. (more…)

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