Features & Benefits
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trusts & Groups
Our Partnership module provides global cross-school reporting and opportunities for collaboration within a trust or group of schools, and we always ensure a cost-saving for schools purchasing as a Trust or Group. BlueSky supports:
- Collaboration – facilitates professional learning and action research between and within schools
- Coordination – of programmes, such as those for ITTs and NPQs
- Quality Assurance – of monitoring processes such as teaching and learning
- Human Resources – including performance management, succession planning and talent management
Partnership is free of charge when schools in a group have a membership.
National & Bespoke Standards
Encourage self-reflection and developmental reviews against professional or bespoke standards. This area can be used to create a needs analysis and support the development of a professional learning strategy for an individual, team or cross organisations in a trust or group of schools.
Also used as a powerful reflective tool to engage in professional dialogue to establish next professional steps, for example when working with early career stage teachers or as part of a coaching initiative.
The reviews area can also support 360 reviews and feedback when working with peers, coaches and leaders to reflect on practice.
Individual Progress Summary
The Progress Summary gives you an instant overview of a staff member's entire career, distilled onto a single page.
The individual, manager, and school leaders have access to live summarised data to support tracking teaching over time which helps validate effectiveness and provides a clear and concise showcase of achievements.
The individual, manager, and school leaders have access to live data to support reviews and achievements To save you time and reduce your workload, BlueSky automatically generates this data instantly over time.
Did you know, our longest member can generate 13 years worth of staff data in a single report!
Projects & Collaboration
Projects enables collaboration on every aspect of professional practice within schools and across different schools. For example, action research, subject specific pedagogy and coaching.
The area allows staff to create a project and invite specific colleagues to participate, be shared openly with everyone in the organisation or even across the whole BlueSky network of 300,000 user profiles.
ITT & NQT
BlueSky provides an online, portable, journal and career portfolio for trainee teachers which moves with them from induction to their teaching career.
Supporting your programme by providing a clear, consistent and robust evidence-based solution for Initial Teacher Training (ITT). The variety of flexible features that provide secure communication, recording and monitoring.
Teach First, the largest graduate recruiter in the UK, use BlueSky to support the progress-tracking of its participants working in over 900 primary and secondary schools.
An easy access professional development library that provides research-based, practitioner-led CPD modules through highly focused, manageable learning sessions.
Modules are delivered in short sections, providing knowledge, practical activities, and implementation strategies to sustain and embed practice.
Our modules are flexible so that they can be accessed anywhere, anytime and individuals can decide how to engage with them - all in one go or in separate sessions and activities.
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