Enhancing the effectiveness of CPD at Pates

Enhancing the effectiveness of CPD at PatesEnhancing the effectiveness of CPD at Pates

Pates Grammar School, highly renowned for their commitment to collaborative professional development, have placed IRIS Connect at the heart of their CPD programme.

Russell Bowen, Assistant Head at Pates, looked at the research and evidence around what improves teaching and learning and recognised that teachers sharing expertise and collaborating is far more powerful than simply sending them on a course. For this reason Pates chose to use IRIS Connect to support staff to share practice and develop professional dialogue in a secure, trusting and productive environment.

IRIS Connect’s web based software and video technology allows teachers at Pates to capture, reflect on, analyse and share their practice. Samantha Attwood, Head of Language explained that…

IRIS enables us to gain insight into the learning in the classroom, discuss teaching, and it overcomes time table clashes and time constraints.

Having provided their own staff with the tools to improve their teaching and ultimately their student’s outcomes, Pates Grammar is keen to extend their collaborative community to share, collaborate and support other schools. IRIS Connect will allow them to do this more effectively, by overcoming the time and cost constraints of travelling to other schools.

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