MIS for multi academy trusts

IRIS Ed:gen – the smart MIS for multi academy trusts

IRIS Ed:gen is the next generation MIS platform, designed to provide multi academy trusts (MATs) with the instant insight they need to optimise trust operations and supercharge performance and growth.

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IRIS Ed:gen combines real time data, automated processes, and powerful analytics to empower MATs to:

  • Revolutionise management with data-driven insights
  • Make targeted and timely interventions and monitor impact – effortlessly and effectively
  • Release trust staff from time-consuming tasks to help them excel in their roles
  • Standardise processes, share best practice, and drive consistency across all schools within a MAT
  • Deliver exceptional learning experiences that help each student shine and drive trust-wide performance improvement
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“An exciting, robust solution that is revolutionising our central Trust databases. It ensures our leaders are empowered to spend more time on creating a better experience for our pupils”.

David Houghton

Chief Operating Officer, Kernow Learning

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Drive improvement and growth

IRIS Ed:gen gives MATs access to the real-time, trust-wide data and analytics needed to drive improvement and growth. With a complete view of data across the group, the ability to drill down at school, year group or pupil level, benchmark performance and view multiple dashboards at the click of a mouse, IRIS Ed:gen is the backbone for smarter, future-ready MATs.

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Saving time and money

Need better insight but don’t have six figures or countless hours of expensive resource to spend building your own data warehouse? No problem, IRIS Ed:gen delivers access to trust-wide, real-time data and exceptional analytics tools at an affordable price point – saving your trust time and money.

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Improve operational efficiency

Designed with simplicity and ease in mind, many everyday school tasks can be completed in just one click. Update data in one area of the system and it’ll automatically update in every other area too.

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Standardise and simplify

As trusts grow and welcome new schools to the group, legacy systems and disjointed data can make it difficult to effectively monitor and measure performance. IRIS Ed:gen helps to standardise and simplify – delivering consistency, even if you have a mixed estate of schools – including primary, secondary, early years and special schools – to promote successful growth.

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One supplier, limitless possibilities

IRIS Education doesn’t just offer the smartest, best of breed MIS on the market to manage pupil data. Our range of market leading Ed Tech solutions – from HR platforms to manage staff records, finance applications to manage budgets across the group, and in-house or fully managed payroll options, complete the picture for MATs and allow them to consolidate all technology requirements with one, trusted supplier.

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Spotlight on functionality

Unsure what your MAT needs most from an MIS? Our expert, Nic Clark, has the answers…

“As a former deputy head and now senior product manager for IRIS Ed:gen, I’ve worked closely with trust leaders across the UK to ensure our next generation MIS solution meets the emerging needs of trusts and their individual schools.

“IRIS Ed:gen has the unrivalled capability to support trusts to improve performance against all KPIs. With over 40 modules as standard, it’d take a while to list all the ways IRIS Ed:gen achieves this, so I’ve picked my top three pieces of functionality that your trust will LOVE.”

  • Game changing analytics
    “Data has always been a challenge for trusts. By the time you’ve collated what you need, there’s little time to analyse it, never mind action it. And when you do, it’s probably already out of date. IRIS Ed:gen solves this problem by delivering trust-wide, real-time analytics in a few simple clicks so trusts can focus on driving improvement with timely and targeted interventions.”
  • Optimised intake
    “One of the most popular features of IRIS Ed:gen is Admissions Manager, and it’s not hard to see why. Trusts love the functionality because it makes managing a new intake, and keeping parents updated, incredibly easy and efficient. It even allows trusts to measure the ROI for marketing campaigns, open days, and feeder schools so future promotional activity can be optimised.”
  • Straightforward standardisation
    “Every trust is different, and no one is better placed to decide when to centralise systems and standardise ways of working than the trust’s leadership. When trusts are ready to make this leap, IRIS Ed:gen’s push down setting comes into its own. It gives trusts more control over centralising processes and makes standardising the way all schools within a group operate – from attendance codes and grade books – a far less daunting prospect so trusts can benefit from consistency across the group.”

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IRIS Ed:gen – meeting the needs of all stakeholders

Take the pressure off time and budgets by streamlining school management with a single, cloud-based platform to manage all aspects of school life, from exams and marking to staff cover, scheduling, student tracking and more. Daily dashboards mean you don’t need to source key information from staff, instead they are available at the click of a button.

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Your MIS needs to be scalable and work seamlessly across all schools. With IRIS Ed:gen, trust management can gain single view access to accurate, real-time, trust-wide data in a flash; any time, anywhere.

Get ready to understand progress against KPIs in an instant, identify trends and drill down to uncover the story behind the headlines, develop faster and more effective decision making, and spread best practice across all schools in your MAT.

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IRIS Ed:gen frees up teachers to do what they do best: teach. By helping teachers to manage every aspect of the school day quicker and easier, from taking the register and managing student information to communicating with staff and students and writing reports, IRIS Ed:gen saves hours of unnecessary admin, while optimising processes.

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IRIS Ed:gen makes life easy for school admin staff by taking care of applications, admissions, and student departure processes in one easy-to-use online portal. With IRIS Ed:gen, it’s also easier to manage data protection, document management, and registration processes all in one place.

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Unparalleled functionality at your fingertips

IRIS Ed:gen is a game changer in school management information systems; supporting back office staff, teachers, school senior leadership teams, and trust management to work smarter. Not harder.

The modular design – incorporating more than 40 modules as standard – combined with seamless integration, delivers unparalleled functionality and a future-fit MIS capable of meeting your evolving needs.

General School

School Manager

DSAR Manager

Admissions Manager

Pupil Manager

Pupil Profiles

Attendance Manager

Census Manager


Custom Reporting

Cover Manager (S)

Staff Manager

Export to Excel


Parental Engagement

Parent Portal

Student Portal

Staff Portal

Email and SMS

Calendar Manager

Communication Workflows

Daily Bulletin Manager

News Manager

Teaching, Learning & Assessment 

Teacher App

Rewards and Conduct Manager

Teaching Manager


Curriculum Manager

Training Manager

Exam Manager (S)

Detention Manager

Pupil Reports Manager

Exclusion Manager

Timetable Manager 

Safeguarding & Pastoral Care

Wellbeing and Safeguarding Manager

Medical Centre

SEN Management

Pupil Lists

Trust Wide Reporting

Student Centred Analytics

Staff & HR Analytics

Assessment, Progress & Attainment

Financial Analytics

Cashless Catering Analytics

40+ Pre Configured Dashboards

Build Your Own Dashboards and Reports

Drill Down Capabilities

Why IRIS Education?

IRIS Education is committed to supporting MATs to improve productivity and performance and empower each student to reach their unique potential for success with our next generation EdTech solutions. .

From pupil and parent engagement platforms to cashless catering apps, HR, finance, and school management information systems, our software supports MATs to optimise processes and drive continuous improvement across their schools.

Processing over

£15 million

of payments a month for schools and trusts across the UK


4 million

families to connect with their children’s schools


300 million

messages between schools and parents every year

Providing over


schools and two-thirds of UK MATs with the cornerstone of efficient operations


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