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Welcome from the ASCL headline sponsors BlueSky

Welcome from the ASCL headline sponsors BlueSky

5 March 2018

Welcome from the ASCL headline sponsors BlueSky

As an ASCL Premier Partner BlueSky is once again delighted to be supporting its Annual Conference and to helping school leaders maximise the impact of their most valuable resource – their staff.

As we all know one of the key drivers for individuals entering the teaching profession is the wish to make a difference to the lives of young people - an aim that has to be met with limited funding and resources and one that involves time-consuming record-keeping and performance assessment. These tasks are difficult to complete without a simple, cross-school protocol.

For middle and senior leaders difficulties arise in translating paper-based records into effective data needed to drive a school forward. As a former senior leader, I have dealt with the frustration of lost forms, incomplete assessments and unbalanced evaluations. It was this frustration which led to the creation of BlueSky, the leading online performance management, CPL and self-evaluation solution for schools, designed to provide senior leaders with real-time information on the performance and management of staff across a school or group of schools.

Four years ago, when multi-academy trusts were beginning to emerge and schools started to work in formal collaborative groups, we began developing our Partnership module, to help senior leaders to standardise practices across their networks. Having gained a first-hand understanding of the emerging needs of schools as this agenda unfolded, we were able to develop a solution that will make a real difference to the management and enhancement of staff performance.

BlueSky's new, online 'Partnership' management information module allows CEOs, executive headteachers and their operations staff to organise, manage and evaluate staff performance and quality assurance across their network, produce reports using aggregated evidence-based data and review the impact of strategic decision-making at the touch of a button, allowing schools to maintain appropriate levels of autonomy whilst ensuring accountability and supportive structures are visible.

Our Partnership pricing model offers great value for money and is free to MATs and federations whose school network subscribes to BlueSky.

We look forward to telling you more at our Breakout Session Partnership, a tool to support MATs on Saturday 10th March at 11.45