Memberships & Awards

BlueSky, the leading education technology specialists in the education sector, is endorsed by many of the industry’s leading institutions.
We are proud to be recognised for providing this service to schools at home and internationally.

Ascl

Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)

We are proud of our 10-year strong relationship with ASCL, 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 off their first-year BlueSky subscription.

“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

“BlueSky is a powerful and innovative tool that ASCL is proud to endorse to our school leaders. The intuitive and time-saving nature of BlueSky enables strategic leaders to aggregate large sets of data, on performance and development in schools, and across MATs. The solution provides live insights saving our members significant time and money.”

Duncan Baldwin, ASCL Deputy Director of Policy

Bett2019 winner

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.

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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.”

The Bett Judging Panel
Cobis

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.

BlueSky has won the COBIS Supporting Member of The Year Award 2019. We would like to thank our COBIS schools for their recommendations and providing evidence of impact.

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“BlueSky has helped us to implement a more targeted and structured approach to CPL, and has provided us with a great platform for continuing to share best practice.”

Louise Simpson, Head, St. Paul’s School, Brazil

“For the first time we have a global view across the school that enables us to support our staff and allocate resources accordingly.”

Liz Free, Director of the International Leadership Academy at The British School in the Netherlands.

“BlueSky’s work with St Paul’s exemplifies the high standards and creativity that we look for in our awards and has helped the school to give staff ownership of the development process to excellent effect.”

Tatanja Guadalupe, COBIS Membership Officer

Era2019 finalist

The Education Resources Awards (ERA)

BlueSky is 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.

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"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."

Denise Inwood, Founder and Managing Director, BlueSky Education

Bsme

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.

“I trusted what they were telling me and could see instantly that BlueSky was flexible and intuitive to use and offered exactly what we needed.”

Neil Thomas, Vice Principal – Teaching and Learning/Quality Assurance, Doha College.

“One teacher said: ‘I have never had so much valuable professional development in all my years of teaching.”

Andrew Williams, Head of High School at Emirates International School - Meadows in Dubai.

Fobisia

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.

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“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, 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.”

Ciaran Harrington, Head of Junior School, Dulwich College, Singapore

Isbl

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.

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“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.”

Bethan Cullen, Business and Commercial Development Director, ISBL

Besa

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.

Pixl

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.

Sne

SCHOOLS NorthEast (SNE)

BlueSky is now a commercial supporter for Schools NorthEast, 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.