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BlueSky has joined the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA), confirming its commitment to developing close relationships with leading schools in the region.
The company, winner of the 2019 BETT Award for Leadership and Management Solutions, has become an affiliate member of the Federation which is made up of international schools providing a curriculum broadly similar to those in British schools, as well as educational organisations and suppliers.
BlueSky is already used by a number of FOBISIA schools, including the British International School in Jakarta, Dulwich College in Singapore, and Garden International School in Kuala Lumpur. We asked Ciaran Harrington, Head of Junior School at Dulwich College to share his thoughts:
"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".
BlueSky Managing Director Denise Inwood said membership of the Singapore-based Federation would raise the company's profile further in the region.
"We are delighted to have been accepted as affiliate members of FOBISIA," she said. "The Federation represents some of the leading schools in Asia, some of whom are already our customers, and our membership will enable us to build on these relationship further in this important market."
Darren Bunyan, Head of New Business at BlueSky, said: "This is an exciting time for the company. Winning our first BETT Award was a recognition that BlueSky is providing schools with the support for professional learning and staff performance that they value. Now securing membership of 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 of more British schools in Asia."