Discover a Tailored Solution for Special Schools’ Unique Challenges

The challenges faced by special schools extend beyond those encountered in typical educational environments. With a diverse spectrum of needs ranging from mild to profound and complex, the concept of a one-size-fits-all solution does not work. Additionally, the vulnerable nature of the pupils necessitates the collection and collation of large amounts data for each pupil.

However, off-the-shelf behaviour or safeguarding applications, primarily designed for mainstream settings, often fall short; either due to high costs, cumbersome interfaces, or an inability to accommodate the intricate data collection requirements, particularly for such things as physical interventions.

Driven by the unique nature of the pupils under their care, special schools often naturally develop distinct language and operational protocols that reflect their individual setting which can be difficult for standard software solutions to replicate. Consequently, special schools often resort to managing a complex amalgamation of spreadsheets, paper-based records, and partial software solutions.

IRIS Adapt provides a customised solution that understands and addresses these specific challenges.

Say goodbye to inadequate, generic applications, and embrace a system designed to cater to the unique demands of special education settings. Simplify your data collection, monitor interventions, and foster an environment where every student receives the individualised support they truly need – at a cost you will find surprisingly affordable!

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How it works for Lexden Springs School

Lexden Springs is a special school having both day and residential pupils. The school caters for pupils with special educational needs, specifically severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties and autism spectrum disorder. As well as providing bespoke systems for logging pupil accidents and incidents in school, we have also created custom logs for the residential staff to record pupil activities morning and evening. We have recently added a custom nighttime log for night shift staff to record their hourly checks and observations.

IRIS Adapt’s refined access control allows both teaching staff and residential staff access to all relevant information regarding only the children in their care. Residential staff can be alerted to incidents which may happen in school and have access to all the details. Similarly, school staff can review the AM and PM logs for their pupil before the school day begins. The result is seamless and effective communication between all staff, school and residential.

"Our reporting system has improved dramatically since using IRIS Adapt! I would highly recommend to other schools."

Behaviour Lead, Heltwate Special School, Peterborough

"IRIS Adapt is well embedded across the school and is part of our everyday routines and procedures. Everything is in one place making it user friendly, including behaviour logs, significant information, CPD, accident/ injury, parent contact etc."

Behaviour Lead, Heltwate Special School, Peterborough

"IRIS Adapt is proving to be an excellent system that meets our needs really well. It has transformed the way we can look at and use data. The team at IRIS has been exceptional in supporting us to set it up; and has been creative and innovative in finding bespoke solutions to our specific data needs."

Lead SaLT Therapist, St Marylebone C of E Bridge School, London

"Our reporting of issues such as behaviour, accidents, safeguarding etc is now more efficient. Outstanding functionality but also amazing on-going support from the team at Iris Adapt."

Behaviour Lead, Heaton School, Stockport

"The team at IRIS Adapt are brilliant; the software is adaptable and bespoke to every school. I have introduced IRIS into my last 3 schools and have never met a staff member who does not like it - or wants to go back to (my concern, Excel spreadsheets, paper based logging etc)"

Headteacher, Stonebay School, Kent

"The IRIS Adapt software is so easy to use and it helps the leadership team monitor so much, yet so easily! H&S, Safeguarding, Near misses, Accidents, Behaviour, Pupil Progress and so much more all in one place. Pupil premium is now effectively reviewed and headteacher governor reports are so easy to pull together."

Headteacher, Stonebay School, Kent

"I have found (IRIS Adapt) so easy to use. The support you get from the team at IRIS Adapt is second to none and the speed in which they deal with things is amazing."

Head of Care, Stonebay School, Kent

"This system has revolutionised the amount of time I as a Behaviour lead spend on analysing and interpreting behaviour data in order to create reports for a range of audiences including Ofsted. IRIS Adapt is incredibly good value for money and I would highly recommend this product without reservation."

Deputy Headteacher, Peak School, Derbyshire

"IRIS Adapt has been a game changer within our setting. It has made reporting, recording and sharing information much more efficient across the school. Individual behaviour plans are accessible to all staff at a click of a button. This enables staff to be consistent with their approach when working alongside pupils."

Behaviour lead/Trainer, Piper Hill High School, Manchester

"We have a piece of software that is bespoke to our setting. It's easy to input information, do data analysis, show trends, see progress, create reports from and if we require any changes a quick phone call and it's adapted!"

Headteacher, Clifford Holroyde SEN College, Liverpool