Appraisal, Professional Learning and Strategic Development

Engage and develop your people aligned to strategic goals. The multi-award-winning solution supporting individual, team and organisation growth.

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BlueSky is the simple, effective, tailored appraisal solution that puts people at the centre of a professional dialogue. Target professional learning to build capacity and improve retention. Create an agile objective cycle aligning activities to school and team priorities. Use granular reports to access a 360 perspective for an individual and initiate real time support and intervention.

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Professional Learning

BlueSky is the powerful platform supporting the streamlining of professional learning. House your entire CPD programme and content. Engage and develop your people through professional practice and reflective dialogue. Build a culture of collaboration and a shared understanding of professional learning's impact on organisation goals. All people have a lifelong learning portal to engage and record their own career journey.

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Quality Assurance

Use BlueSky to create a Quality Assurance approach that reflects your organisation’s culture. Adapt BlueSky to support an incremental journey to school improvement and build bespoke forms to gather holistic intelligence to influence strategic decision-making. Apply your forms to varied contexts from formal observations to instructional coaching and developmental visits. Use insights to triangulate impact and validate CPD outcomes.

How BlueSky can support
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Appraisal & Performance Management

Appraisal & Performance Management

BlueSky supports a developmental approach to performance management reviews, and enables staff to engage in rich professional dialogue continuously throughout the cycle.

BlueSky's tailored process aligns with the culture of your organisation, providing staff with a secure portal, giving them ownership of their development and professional progression. Staff goals can be aligned to departmental and strategic priorities of the organisation, with instant, granular and holistic reporting available.

The multi-functional nature of BlueSky's modules allows for the triangulation of performance reviews, professional learning and monitoring.

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Professional Learning & CPD

Professional Learning & CPD

BlueSky gives your people the opportunity to create records of their professional learning in real-time linked to school and team priorities and puts professional learning at the centre of school improvement. Support staff with recognising the impact of their learning on their own practice and the needs of your organisation.

Publish your entire professional learning programme for staff to engage with and include references and links to research-informed resources to enhance their understanding and professional growth.

Granular reporting enables leaders to track impact and inform further strategic development.

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Quality Assurance & Coaching

Quality Assurance & Coaching

Complete flexibility providing customisable templates aligned to your culture offering a solution ranging from formal monitoring to developmental coaching on any device.

Instant reporting to identify emerging talent, influence your CPD strategy, and track professional growth over time. Activities can be triangulated to support an individual's career progression and can be mapped to the strategic goals of your organisation.

Team and organisation reporting that provides strategic intelligence to inform school improvement planning.

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Strategic Development & School Improvement

Strategic Development & School Improvement

BlueSky provides the mechanism to capture all types of quality assurance; from learning visits to work scrutiny.

The bottom-up approach supports evidenced-based decision making and provides teams and leaders with meaningful data to inform school improvement and action planning.

BlueSky's Executive Summary report provides a powerful snapshot of the organisation, based on customisable templates using inspection frameworks, organisation and/or departmental objectives, whilst archiving data to support effective tracking over time. Particularly useful when providing information to governors, trustees, boards and inspectors.

You can write your SEF (Self-Evaluation Framework) and improvement plan too – completing the cycle.

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BlueSky, the complete solution



Your commitment is just a 1-year contract, with a one-off annual cost



Only BlueSky can be moved from school-to-school. It’s a career portfolio for life

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A universal tool

Trainees, teachers, non-academic staff, CEOs – everyone has a portfolio


Support that really is supportive

Tailored online training and unlimited access to technical support.


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Tailor and flex BlueSky to your specific needs

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Compatible on any device available 24/7 – BlueSky replaces time consuming paper


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I am a HUGE advocate for BlueSky. It has changed my life in T&L when recording data for observations, book looks, appraisal and CPD. It allows me to focus on the data outcomes as opposed to inputting and analysing data with my own graphs. Abbi Williams, Assistant Principal, Pool Hayes Academy
BlueSky is wonderfully easy to navigate. It's customisable to your organisation. It provides a confident overview and identification of areas that require attention. There is a clear evidence trail of excellent practice, gives a unified and consistent approach to lesson observation and appraisal, and provides detailed records of CPD which clearly tie into department and school objectives. Peter Chillingworth, Director of CPD, Sherborne School
It is logical to use, it is a whole school tool. It quickly provides a wealth of information that can support school improvement. Monitoring is much more effective. One system for monitoring, appraisal and professional development is invaluable. Margaret Burton, Deputy Head Teacher, Woodley School & College
A one-stop-shop for professional development and appraisal. Lesson observations and professional development needs are captured centrally and can be analysed easily. Performance management support and analysis is easily managed ensuring that systems are supportive and robust. Neil Wilkinson, Executive Headteacher, The Bemrose School
A very good system for all colleagues and leaders, especially having everything in one place and being able to analyse teaching and learning by looking at observations, where our strengths and weaknesses are. Sammy O'Brien, Assistant Headteacher, Kennel Lane School
It's the best system of its type I've come across in a 30+ year career in education. The support is excellent too Mike Butler, CEO, Haughton Academy
BlueSky significantly reduces teacher workload for appraisals, monitoring, CPD, and 360 analysis; as well as significantly improving school processes in appraisal and monitoring, and linking all the approaches to monitoring together in one place. Paul Urry, Headteacher, St Stephen's C of E Primary School
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“BlueSky provides a solution to the very real practical problem of tracking professional development and performance management. It recognises professional learning as the heart of school improvement. The system is flexible and also designed for efficiency, enabling schools to use it in a way which suits their processes and helping to reduce administrative burdens.”
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“ASCL’s partnership with BlueSky Education spans more than ten years and we are delighted that we are able to continue working together. At a time when resources are so limited and the challenges facing school and college leaders so complex, BlueSky’s insights and willingness to share best practice is always very much welcomed by our members.”
Geoff Barton, ASCL General Secretary

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