Wilmington 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 very best outcomes for all pupils.
Although video is a powerful tool for accelerating teaching and learning, we know it‘s vital that the students featured in a lesson recording are appropriately protected at all times. This is why IRIS Connect has built a system that‘s rooted in data protection, privacy and safety and ensures outstanding security. Reassuringly, it is the only video professional learning platform with a protocol agreed between the ASCL and NASUWT teaching unions.
All video footage is kept on secure and trusted servers that never enter the public domain. The use of IRIS Connect is strictly for professional development and satisfies our strict policies on keeping young people safe. Students that do not have permission to be filmed are blurred out.
To find out more about IRIS Connect please visit their website
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.
Mr M Gore Mrs S Goodall
Principal Head of Jupiter College Teaching and Learning Lead