IRIS Connect – Building on teaching excellence through collaboration and sharing practice

Dear Parents/Carers,

Strood Academy is delighted to be using ‘IRIS Connect’, an innovation in teacher professional development, which uses a secure video system to film the quality of teaching provision and the learning experience of your child.  IRIS Connect enables teachers to reflect and share examples of excellence with our team of teaching staff across the Academy.  Our aim is for all teachers to be as good as the best, and through sharing outstanding practice, teachers can reflect, amend and trial new and creative teaching, learning and assessment techniques to ensure the absolute best outcomes for all students.

The lessons captured by IRIS Connect are only accessible by the teacher that recorded them, or within their network for specific professional development.  The recordings take place in a normal lesson and will not require any additional participation.

We look forward to seeing the impact that IRIS connect will have on the learning experience of your child.  If you have any questions regarding the project, then please get in touch.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.


Yours sincerely


Mrs N Anwar | Principal

Mr R Harvey | Assistant Principal