Updating our model for whole school teaching and learning
Barnby Road Academy
"Staff have really bought into BlueSky and are now using it to log their own development.
"Before deciding on BlueSky as our new model, we conducted a survey of staff attitudes and it was clear everyone was ready for change. Ensuring that staff would use the new system was essential and thanks to the strength of the support we received from BlueSky, including training and unlimited use of the BlueSky helpline, this need has definitely been met".Read more Download PDF
Connecting individual staff performance and school-wide improvement
Hempstead Schools Federation
Hempstead Schools Federation uses BlueSky to link and bring clarity to all elements of staff performance and monitoring.
"Since implementing the solution, changes to the appraisal system and the need to tie processes together have led to us discovering so much more in BlueSky".Read more Download PDF
Evaluate the effectiveness of professional development and learning provision
Here is a school rated 'outstanding in challenging circumstances' by Ofsted. Its 1,600 students come from a range of ethnic backgrounds, with the majority speaking English as a second language, and falling below national averages in terms of socio economics and ability.Read more Download PDF
Saving time, effort and money. BlueSky at Blackfen School.
Blackfen School for Girls
"In the past, even a relatively simple task such as comparing two teachers on upper pay grade 3 would have involved sorting through 190 sets of paper records. Now at the click of a button I have all the information I need at my fingertips. BlueSky has streamlined the process beyond recognition".Read more Download PDF
The systematic approach to performance management enables leaders to track performance and boosts staff engagement
GEMS Wellington - Silicon Oasis, Dubai
BlueSky's flexibility means the academy has been able to tailor the functions to suit its needs and its existing culture and practiceRead more Download PDF
Powering a global view of professional learning for all staff
The British School in the Netherlands
How BlueSky supports one of Europe's largest international schools.
"Overall, staff must be supported in their roles and BlueSky does just that. The main impact has been that for the first time we have a global view across the school. The BlueSky system has improved visibility because all staff engage at the same points during the year. It has allowed us to embed professional expectations for everyone. All staff feel – and are – equally valued."Read more Download PDF
Evidencing the trajectory of one of Dubai’s most successful schools
The Emirates International School - Meadows, Dubai
"We can provide feedback very quickly after lesson observations," Andrew commented. "Whereas in the past I would have been entering data into spreadsheets and then making comparisons, the system does it all and the Head of Department can discuss the evidence with the member of staff almost immediately."Read more Download PDF
A school with 16th century history and 21st century management.
Sherborne School, Dorset
Sherborne School's new paperless process links the development of staff with its professional standards and school improvement.
"It is reassuring to know that we have a system to help us operate our CPL more effectively and productively. We are now a more effective organisation."Read more Download PDF
Performance management systems and practice are aligned across six schools in the multi-academy trust
Gloucestershire Learning Alliance Trust
BlueSky has provided an excellent platform for the trust to analyse and evaluate the impact of its performance management strategy, Claire says. But beyond the technical accessibility, a key element is that it matches their culture and philosophy around performance management.Read more Download PDF
Education establishment moves from ‘Special Measures’ to ‘Outstanding’ in one academic year
Oxfordshire Hospital School
BlueSky has helped bring together and share best practice across the whole school. Between September 2016 and July 2017, the school went from being in special measures to outstanding in every category.Read more Download PDF
At CIT South, standards are heading north.
The Priory, Garth and John Fielding Special Schools / Community Inclusive Trust South
CIT is also finding BlueSky is ideal for presenting information to bodies such as governors, Ofsted and the local authority.
"BlueSky provides senior leaders with access to quality-assured information, allowing an accurate overview of what areas are working well and conversely highlighting those areas which may need more energy and focus."Read more Download PDF
BlueSky helps a leading technology college streamline its performance management
Basingstoke College of Technology
Basingstoke College of Technology uses BlueSky to monitor the progress of more than 400 members of staff.
"After only a few weeks of being in post I could see the benefits of having a centralised system to monitor staff performance and development"Read more Download PDF
Providing Teach First with a powerful facility for tracking and supporting participant progress
Allowing objective discussion, formative dialogue and rapid intervention.
"BlueSky is a key tool that is helping us to make a real difference to the quality of our programme and ensuring our teachers are the best that they can be for their pupils" Helen Gooch, Curriculum Design Project Manager at Teach FirstRead more Download PDF