IRIS Connect

Provider: IRIS Connect


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Description Only you can improve your school, but we can give you the tools to do it. Our aim is to radically improve CPD by enabling the types of learning that research has shown to support teachers and improve outcomes. Using our intuitive online platform and mobile video cameras you can turn every lesson into a development opportunity, eliminating travel and cover costs, not to mention tricky timetable constraints.

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Categories Primary, Secondary, Higher, Leadership and Management, Teaching and Learning, Early Years/Foundation, Further education, 14-19, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, Management, Assistant Headteacher, CPD Leader, Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Head of year / Pastoral leader, Business Manager, Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Head of Department / Faculty, Personal Development, Coaching and Mentoring, CPD Leadership, Performance Management, Organisational Improvement, Assessment, Bilingual Support / EAL, Behaviour for Learning, Diversity, Gifted and Talented, Inclusion, Personalised Learning, SEND, Subject Knowledge, Classroom Management, In school, Online, Physical resource, Discussion forums, Video, Hidden category
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Our system is intended as a tool to help teachers recognise how to develop their own teaching, resulting in improved outcomes for learners.

Evidence underpinning this approach

IRIS Connect is shown by research to make a difference where it matters:

  • 96% are willing to try new practices and adopt new teaching methods
  • 94% of teachers feel IRIS Connect has had a positive impact on their teaching
  • 88% say their confidence has risen
  • 85% have seen a positive impact on collaboration in their school
How users/participants can evaluate success

Our system has solved many of the challenges associated with lesson observation, and is focused on providing teachers with a more meaningful, holistic approach to CPD.

Follow-up activities and support

Our global network of regional partners uses their local knowledge and education expertise to support the community and ensure impact in every organization using IRIS Connect.

We also have a network of world class education coaches and consultants who are trained to support classroom practice both onsite and remotely via IRIS Connect.

We don’t wave goodbye once your system is installed, our dedicated support team and Teaching is Learning Consultants are always on hand to ensure you see real impact in your school.


“The support is first class, I can’t praise them enough.” 

Shaun Allison, Durrington High School


Our web platform and mobile camera systems have been built with ease of use, security and permissioning at the heart, placing you in control of your development. You can record your lessons, reflect privately, share with colleagues, and engage with the community, anytime anywhere.

Whether you are a small Primary School or a large University, you can adapt our package to suit your needs.

We work with over 1,000 Schools, Universities and Colleges in the UK as well as a rapidly growing number in the USA, Australia and Europe. Our system has proven that creating an in-house CPD culture, where a school’s own experts support one another, is a cost effective and sustainable approach to professional development.


“IRIS Connect is probably the most effective tool to support on-going development of teaching and learning that I have seen. It allows professionals to support each other in developing practice in such a hands on way – an amazing tool.” 

Laura Fairhurst, Oakfield C of E Primary School


“This innovative video tool should be included in school based professional development programmes wherever and whenever possible.” 

Professor Christina Preston, Universtiy of Bedfordshire and MirandaNet


We have many outstanding teachers within the trust and I am privileged to be able to watch a lot of them and experience those ‘wow’ moments as they occur. It’s during those moments that I wish the other 399 members of staff could see what I see, now thanks to IRIS Connect they can.” 

Matthew McDonald, Wakefield City Academy


“This is the best CPD tool in 20 years of teaching.” 

Sarah Boldero, Oak Hill Academy


“IRIS Connect is one of the most influential innovations for teaching and learning in recent years. It takes you into the classroom without altering the climate and is a fabulous tool for spreading good practice.” 

Alan Yellup, Wakefield City Academy

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