Features & Benefits
An integral and traditional process in many schools, we can streamline an often-laborious process through our flexible solution, mapped to your school's culture.
From objective setting, developmental reviews and progress towards National Teachers' Standards or bespoke competencies, BlueSky can support you.
Records are multi-purpose and evidence can be triangulated to save-time and reduce workload. We are here to help you.
Complete observations directly into BlueSky via any device! The templates can be created based on your own form and accommodates: dialogue, bespoke criteria or formal and developmental grades.
Instant reporting to identify emerging talent, to influence your CPD strategy, and track teaching over time.
In order to save you time with your CPD (Continued Professional Development) approach, our tool ensures transparency of all relevant opportunities for staff.
The agile and cost-saving process in BlueSky makes it easy to validate impact and streamline analysis.
You can also share and increase the visibility of your CPD programmes via BlueSky's Training area - generating you income!
We provide the mechanism to capture all types of quality assurance; from learning walks to work scrutiny.
The bottom-up approach provides an evidence-base to support inspections and audits.
Simply aggregate powerful data to support quality of teaching judgements for departments and whole school.
You can write your SEF (Self-Evaluation Framework) and improvement plan too – completing the cycle.
Trust & Groups
Partnership provides global cross-school reporting and opportunities for collaboration within a MAT, 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
This feature helps you to review your reviews, against set professional standards or your own bespoke benchmarks.
You can also aggregate reviews across a team, a school or a whole trust, identifying the experts and focusing on the gaps.
Validate your findings with end-of-year review evidence, and hold conversations and career expectations based on solid data.
BlueSky also supports 360 reviews and feedback.
Teacher on a Page
The Progress Summary gives you an instant overview of a teacher'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.
BlueSky can support teaching schools with their additional responsibilities and these are coordinating school-led ITT, school-to-school support and providing professional and leadership development for schools in their alliance.
You can track requests, workflow and impacts of demands such as SLEs, NLEs, LLEs and also monitor communications and performance reviews, and report impacts on teams and individuals. And all paper-free.
Did you know, you can share your training to schools in your alliance even for schools that are not yet BlueSky members!
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.
Did you know, you can promote your skilled staff to your group or the wider BlueSky community. Providing support to other schools and generating income.
You can also search for areas of expertise and send connection requests.
Start your BlueSky journey today!
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