Welcome to the February edition of the BlueSky Newsletter. If you are attending the forthcoming ASCL Annual Conference, we look forward to seeing you there – meet us at stand 46 if you would like to talk to the team about your BlueSky account.

We recently published the second in our series of guidance pieces, developed in partnership with ASCL, ‘Changing approaches to performance management and appraisal Part 2: Policies, procedures and processes.’

If you think you already know BlueSky, you may be surprised to learn how much we’ve changed over the past few years. Read on to learn you can easily tailor terminology and processes to your school’s unique culture.

We also take a moment to shine a ‘Spotlight’ on some of the latest modules from BlueSky Learning which are proving popular with users.

Finally, our latest case study is with Dulwich College Singapore, a prestigious international school which has reduced the workload of managing professional learning for a large staff body through BlueSky.

All the best,

The BlueSky Team

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ASCL & BlueSky Guidance Paper – Part 2

What are the practical considerations if you are considering adapting your school’s appraisal process to a more developmental approach?

In the second part of our guidance developed with our partner the Association of School and College Leaders, ‘Changing approaches to performance management and appraisal Part 2: Policies, procedures and processes’ we consider the relevant policies, procedures and processes for changing your school or trust’s approach to performance management and appraisal.

Performance Management has changed… and so have we

You may be aware that BlueSky’s award-winning online platform can save school leaders significant time and streamline processes. But did you know that BlueSky’s powerful tools are now more flexible than ever?

Our latest updates mean you can easily tailor terminology and processes to your school’s unique culture. This flexibility ensures appraisal, professional learning and quality assurance processes are relevant to your school context, which enhances staff engagement with these activities.

BlueSky Learning Spotlight On…

Introducing ‘Spotlight On…’ our new feature highlighting our favourite modules from BlueSky Learning. This time we’re focusing on our holistic modules about Communication, Metacognition and how to form positive partnerships with pupils’ parents.

Dulwich College Singapore

“BlueSky allows us to ensure that all staff are treated fairly. With BlueSky, everything is on one system, from application to approval to evaluation, so the whole process is much, much simpler.”

Find out how BlueSky Education reduces the workload of managing professional development and learning for a large staff body, quickly identifying common training needs and offering differentiated professional learning for all staff at Dulwich College, Singapore.

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Tamsin Denley

Author: Tamsin Denley,
Head of Marketing and Partnerships

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