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3 webinars
06 Jul
The Power of Data to Improve your MAT
03:30 - 04:30 GMT
60 minutes

About this webinar:

Struggling to make sense of data across your trust? Information stored in different systems in every school? Impossible to create meaningful reports? Unable to use data to make improvements? Sound familiar…. you are not alone.

The newly launched IRIS Central gives trusts a centralised view of data across their schools, whichever MIS they use. Powerful, up-to-date analytics allow trusts to spot trends more easily, make timely interventions, and support growth initiatives.

Join us on Wednesday 6th July at 3:30pm, with Tom Kershaw (Education Market Specialist) and Nicholas Clark (Senior Product Manager), as they explore how IRIS Central can fundamentally change and improve the way leaders run their trusts.

This free webinar will cover:

 ➼ The role of data in enabling your trust to operate efficiently, improve outcomes, and empower staff to do a great job.

 ➼ How assessment dashboards  help trusts measure and improve attainment by acting swiftly on developing trends.

 ➼ How IRIS Central’s self-reporting functionality can give trusts the ability to build their own personalised reports and measure the areas where they need the most insight. Because every trust is different.


Nicholas Clark
Senior Product Manager, IRIS Software Group

Tom Kershaw
Education Market Specialist, IRIS Software Group

11 Jul
Promoting and Maintaining a Healthy Education Workforce
03:30 - 04:30 GMT
60 minutes

About this webinar:

With almost 80% of school staff reporting mental health issues at work, it’s time to address the issue and provide school staff with the support they need to excel in all facets of their lives.

During this webinar, we’ll be switching the focus to staff wellbeing, providing expert advice, and sharing best practice approaches to tackling workload, reducing stress, and promoting and maintaining a healthy education workforce.

Joined by a panel of experts, you can expect to hear insights into the Mental Health Foundation’s peer education project and the benefits being delivered to both staff and students in schools.

You’ll also learn how Lincoln Anglican Academy Trust is taking a pro-active approach to supporting staff, with the Head of HR sharing a range of strategies that have made a demonstrable impact to staff and students alike.

Finally, there’ll be the opportunity to explore real-life examples of staff wellbeing issues and solutions, courtesy of Every HR.

The webinar will wrap up with top tips from each speaker, offering attendees practical takeaways ahead of the next academic year.


Tom Kershaw
Education Market Specialist, IRIS Software Group

Laura Lowe
Head of HR, Lincoln Anglican Academy Trust

Sophie Peterman
Project Coordinator, Mental Health Foundation

Matt Brown
HR Sales Manager, Every HR by IRIS

14 Jul
Building business resilience and employee support in the Care Home sector through the cost-of-living crisis
11:00 - 12:00 GMT
60 minutes

About this webinar:

UK economy is facing STAGFLATION. UK productivity is stagnating, and we are set to witness the highest level of inflation rates for the past 40 years. The concern it will take the economy a long time to recover, businesses need to act now to build business resilience and put employees at the heart of all their decisions if they are going to successfully ride the storm.

The care sector is still struggling to recover from the pandemic, with many facing staff shortages, high turnover rates and employee burnout – how should the care sector prepare for the challenges ahead?

Overview: Economy / Wages in Care Sector / NHS Payrise 2022 currently ongoing likely to conclude in June – estimated 3% / Scotland is offering 5%, could result in further employee turnover and pressure on recruitment and retention.


How to prepare for the cost-of-living crisis in the care sector

– Technology can play a big role in helping employees gain back some personal control
– Banking apps, energy smart meters, instant messaging if reaching set limits
– Example initiatives being rolled out by Mountbatten Hospice
– Tech solutions – pay in advance, expenses paid at time of expense not at pay run
– Financial wellbeing ideas to educate employees


Working smarter – improve HR administration

– Cloud based solutions – employee self service
– Example Mountbatten Hospice implementing self-service and holiday booking
– Use of work-flows
– Integrated HR & Payroll
– Make HR and Payroll admin more efficient and simpler – give back time to HR so they can do more value-add HR activities
– How to improve recruitment – processes attract more candidates


Upskilling the HR & Payroll teams and employees in digital solutions

– Cloud / Self service
– Build confidence in use of tech for personal and business use


Actively listening to your employees and taking meaningful actions

– Employee listening tools / surveys

Working smarter with technology and upskilling your employees is deemed to be one of the crucial ways to navigate through the storm.



Caroline Gammon – HCM Market Specialist, IRIS Software Group

James Winn – Senior Sales Executive, IRIS Software Group

Katie Linstead – Head of Market Engagement & Partnerships, Dataplan Payroll

Cheryl Blackley – HR Operations Lead, Mountbatton Hospice