As we approach the end of term, we have some very exciting updates. We are delighted to share our new website, designed to make it easier to find information about our solutions BlueSky Education, BlueSky Learning and Opal Review, as well as a variety of blogs, guides and news.

Don’t forget, if you need some information about how to use BlueSky, we have a wealth of articles in our HelpDesk, including how-to videos and step-by-step guides.

BlueSky founder and CEO Denise Inwood, in partnership with the Confederation of School Trusts and Browne Jacobsen, has produced a guidance piece on The Performance Review of Executive Leaders: Understanding the Challenge; Winning Hearts and Minds.

Denise has recently written an article for ASCL’s Leader magazine, exploring why placing people development at the heart of appraisals benefits teachers, and can also have a positive effect on pupil achievement.

You can also read our latest blog looking at ways teachers can support pupils with Special Educational Needs with SEL practices in the classroom.
We will share more news around new feature updates and forthcoming webinars soon. Until then we hope you have a smooth run to the end of term and enjoy any time off that you have over the summer break!

Check out our new website

We are very pleased to share our new, improved website. We have updated our website to make it easier to share more information and content with our customers. You will be able to download BlueSky Guides in our Resource section, access Case Studies to learn how other school are using BlueSky, and read our latest news and blogs in Insights.

Visit our brand-new website here. 

BlueSky Education Newsletter July 2022

Need to know more about using BlueSky?

We have an ever-growing library of support articles which could help you with those frequently asked questions such as “how do I set up a new user?”

All BlueSky users can access this by clicking on the ? icon in the top navigation bar of BlueSky. Of course, if you can’t find the answer here, you can always ask a member of our team for help.

If you’re new to BlueSky, or need a refresher, you might want to check out our new ‘Getting Started as a BlueSky Admin’ video (login to your account to follow the link).

Visit our help centre here.

The performance review of Executive Leaders

Executive Leaders are responsible for delivering the trust priorities, yet much of their success in achieving the plan can depend on how they are supported by the trust board. Strong collaboration and a developmental approach to performance reviews can significantly improve the Executive Leader’s ability to fulfil the strategic plan.

In this guidance piece, developed in partnership with the Confederation of School Trusts and Browne Jacobson, experts in education HR and law, we explore how the performance review of Executive Leaders can help school trusts achieve higher standards and improved outcomes.

Download the guide here.

BlueSky Newsletter July 2022

People first development

Placing people development at the heart of appraisals not only benefits teachers, it can also have a positive effect on pupil achievement. In this article for Association of School and College Leaders The Leader magazine, Denise Inwood from BlueSky Education explains how and why.

Read the article here.

A new focus on SEND and SEL

With the release of the DfE green paper, there has been a new focus on SEND, but could training teachers in SEL practices also support children with special educational needs?

Read the blog here.

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Tamsin Denley

Author: Tamsin Denley,
Head of Marketing and Partnerships

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