schools and groups
Professional growth for all staff
For individual staff, BlueSky gives them ownership and visibility of their professional development and provides them with an online portfolio to carry with them throughout their career. Every member of staff in a school, including support staff, and non-academic staff can use BlueSky to map their progress.
Time and cost-saving
Brings together live data to give leaders a complete picture of staff progress and how their contribution helps the school achieve its goals for improving children’s learning. It eradicates the need for a paper trail. Reports are generated which inform leaders at a glance how an individual, team or school is performing.
Instant live trust data
For Multi-Academy Trusts (MAT) or Groups, our Partnership module supports collaboration and efficiency across groups of schools. The success of this forward-thinking module is being adopted by both established and newly-emerging trusts. We always ensure that there is a cost-saving for schools purchasing as a Trust or Group, and our membership offers great value for money.
How BlueSky can support
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.
Observations & Monitoring
Incorporate formal and informal monitoring and developmental activities such as learning visits, curriculum deep dives, drop-ins, book scrutiny and reflections on any device.
The customisable templates are created based on your own practice including aspects such as professional dialogue, developmental feedback, bespoke criteria and national or school frameworks.
Instant reporting to identify emerging talent, to influence your CPD strategy, and track teaching over time.
Monitoring activities can be triangulated to support an individual's career progression and can be mapped to the strategic goals of your organisation.View all features
CPD & Professional Learning
BlueSky supports the entire CPD process in your organisation, from promotion and booking to evaluation, ensuring transparency and removing time consuming tasks.
Publish your entire professional learning programme for staff to engage with and you can upload supplementary resources such as video, research, links, etc. enabling staff to access the provision anywhere anytime.
Staff can record and evaluate their own CPD activities, and leaders can reflect on the quality and effectiveness.
The agile process in BlueSky makes it easy to validate impact and streamline analysis as well as approve and review cover when necessary.View all features
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.View all features
BlueSky, the complete solution
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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
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
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
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
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
“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.”The Bett Judging Panel
“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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