Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)
We are proud of our strong relationship with ASCL for over 10 years, the only Premier Partner endorsed for performance management, professional learning and self-evaluation. We work closely with ASCL to ensure BlueSky truly meets the needs of their members, and our clients.
Exclusive discount for ASCL members
Schools in the UK with an ASCL member receive a 10% discount on their first-year BlueSky subscription.
The Confederation of School Trusts (CST)
CST is the national organisation and sector body for school trusts in England advocating for, connecting and supporting executive and governance leaders.
- We will stand up for your Trust and influence policy on your behalf.
- We will connect you to ministers, regulators and influential policy makers, and to each other.
- We will support you with what you need to know.
Together we are stronger.
Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL)
BlueSky is an ISBL Approved Partner and represents business leaders from schools across in England and Wales. ISBL employees use BlueSky to track their own professional development. The ISBL Professional Standards are incorporated in BlueSky, providing a powerful developmental tool for leaders.
Bethan Cullen, Business and Commercial Development Director, ISBL
“BlueSky provides a vital role in the development and progression of business leaders in education. Through their award-winning solution, our members have the opportunity to build a personal portfolio against our Professional Standards, that uniquely can be kept as they advance through their career. As an Institute, we use BlueSky to support our staff development tracking. We look forward to continuing our work with BlueSky in the future.”
BlueSky is proud to be associated with Stone King LLP. Externally recognised as a leading firm for education law in the UK, Stone King have specialists with deep sector experience in all aspects of school and college provision. In addition to advice on educational provision itself, their broader team daily advises on areas such as employment, property and procurement, and also have specialists advising on all aspects of school and college life.
British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA)
BlueSky is an approved supplier for BESA, one of the most respected education authorities in the UK. Membership of BESA is recognised as the gold standard for education suppliers in the UK criteria and we are proud to be a member.
British Schools in the Middle East (BSME)
The British Schools in the Middle East (BSME) is the largest dedicated network of British International Schools within the region. Providing a quality-assured network of schools helping Heads and Teachers share best practice and keep abreast of the latest educational developments. We have a large increasing network of schools in the Middle East.
Council of British International Schools (COBIS)
COBIS serves British International Schools of global quality, and BlueSky has been a supporting member since 2015. COBIS provides important and relevant insight into the needs of international schools globally, ensuring our support is aligned with the needs of our clients.
Education Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS)
BlueSky joined ECIS in 2020, further demonstrating our commitment to working with organisations that represent our community. ECIS is a non-profit global membership organisation that supports schools in the areas of teacher development, leadership development, recruitment and human resources, governance, and risk, complemented by grants and awards. ECIS is made up of 500+ membership communities with 35k+ educators in 78 countries and BlueSky is delighted to work with.
Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA)
BlueSky joined the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA) in 2019, confirming its commitment to developing close relationships with leading schools. Securing membership with FOBISIA means we are now part of a key network for the region and will enable us to deepen our understanding of the specific needs and contexts.
BlueSky is already used by a large number of FOBISIA schools, including the British International School in Jakarta, Dulwich College in Singapore, and Garden International School in Kuala Lumpur, to name a few.
Ciaran Harrington, Head of Junior School, Dulwich College, Singapore
“I have been associated with BlueSky Education for more than a decade, firstly in London where they provided services to my local authority and subsequently in both of my schools in South East Asia. In both of my International schools we have been able to use the system to track progress of staff against targets and link professional learning to our school improvement plan. Their support of my overseas schools has been exemplary.
I have personally met the founder of the product and have been impressed by their commitment to making a difference for students. This is their driving philosophy and is the reason why I think their service is continually improved to ensure the best experience for schools to make the biggest difference to learning.”
High Performance Learning (HPL)
High Performance Learning (HPL) is a mission-driven organisation, working with schools and teachers to change the face of education and deliver student high performance for the many. HPL is a proven, research-based, pedagogy-led approach, which relies on teachers and their professional capital to help self-improving schools make the gear change to become world class. Its impact on the school is dramatic and sustained.
BlueSky was nominated to become a Supporting Partner by Dr Steffen Sommer, Principal at Doha College.
Uzma Zaffar, Vice Principal – Quality Assurance, Doha College, Qatar
"But CPD is not just about going on a course. It’s an article you’ve read, when you are talking to or observing a colleague. The ease of recording these activities on BlueSky has enabled us to widen staff’s interpretation of CPD and all of the different ways that you can do it, helping them to build up a more accurate picture of what they have achieved and building a foundation for their next stage.
Inspectors are also very interested to see evidence of CPD and they are impressed when I can show them the nature and breadth of what we do and how it is all recorded on the system."
Partners in Excellence (PiXL)
BlueSky is a member of the PiXL Save scheme, we offer PiXL members free on onsite training visits when purchasing BlueSky. Additional benefits are also available for trusts.
Schools North East (SNE)
BlueSky is now a commercial supporter for Schools North East, set up by schools for schools and is the first and only school-led regional network in the UK. BlueSky is looking forward to meeting members and our clients at all future events.
World Class Schools Quality Mark
BlueSky is delighted to be recognised as a World Class Supplier. We have been nominated by a World Class School for providing a World Class standard of product and service. A significant number of our clients are members of the network, and we have an exclusive offer available to all World Class Schools.
Exclusive Offer: BlueSky is offering all World Class Schools a complimentary 1-day free consultancy delivered by the BlueSky Team.
Bett Award 2019
BlueSky won the prestigious Bett Award 2019 in the Leadership and Management Solutions category for its innovative solution supporting schools.
The award is evidence of our impact in schools, and demonstrates our commitment to supporting school leaders and their staff in the vitally important work they do.
The Bett Judging Panel
“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.”
COBIS Supporting Member of the Year Award
In 2019, BlueSky was honoured to win the COBIS Supporting Member of the Year Award. We would like to thank our COBIS schools for their nominations and providing evidence of impact.
Louise Simpson, Head, St. Paul’s School, Brazil
“BlueSky has helped us to implement a more targeted and structured approach to CPD, and has provided us with a great platform for continuing to share best practice.”
Liz Free, Director of the International Leadership Academy at The British School in the Netherlands.
“For the first time we have a global view across the school that enables us to support our staff and allocate resources accordingly.”
The Education Resources Awards (ERA)
BlueSky was delighted to be an Education Resources Awards (ERA) finalist in 2019, in the Supplier of the Year (£1m-£10m) category.
Our pioneering technology helps schools and multi-academy trusts (MATs) to align staff data and development to support school improvement.
Denise Inwood, Founder and Managing Director, BlueSky Education
"When we developed BlueSky, our aim was to design a tool to streamline the processes around staff performance and data and gives school leaders deep insight into how training and development is helping to improve children's learning. The nomination for the ERA is wonderful recognition of our work so far."