Counting down the days to half term? Before you down tools at school to start preparing your Platinum Jubilee puddings, we wanted to share a few more updates with you.
If you missed our recent live BlueSky Feature updates, you can watch the recorded session now. Discover our latest updates and how BlueSky can support you to adopt a more developmental approach to appraisal.
We will be attending a number of events over the next month, including the Oxfordshire School Leaders Conference, two Regional Education Shows and the Confederation of School Trusts Annual Conference. Scroll down to find more details of each of these events.
With new staff joining in September you might be starting your induction sessions soon. Take a look at our guide to learn how BlueSky can support this process. We will also soon be announcing some live training sessions to help your teams get ready for the new school year – whether you are new to BlueSky or just want a refresher.
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BlueSky Feature Updates – Watch the Recording

Our recent live demo session is now available to watch on demand. Learn how BlueSky can support an agile approach to objective setting and developmental performance reviews with our latest updates, including:

  • Enhanced customisation tools and capabilities including the expanded Terminology bank
  • Expanded ways to put staff in control of their professional development
  • New ways to view and track progress against objectives

Plus, learn about our new 360 review tool, Opal Review.

Meet the team

Oxfordshire School Leaders Conference

Thursday 26th May

Speakers include Dr, Neil Hawkes, and Dame Rachel De Souza.

Learn more

Regional Education Shows – Northern and Eastern

Thursday 8th June and 16th June

The BlueSky team will be at the Northern and Eastern Education shows this June.

Learn more

Confederation of School Trusts Annual Conference 16-17th June

As a CST Platinum Partner, we are looking forward to CST Annual Conference next week.

The BlueSky team will be on hand throughout the conference to demonstrate the BlueSky platform and explain how we can support your school to develop a powerful people strategy, using our integrated modules for appraisal, professional development and quality assurance.

Don’t miss our CEO Denise Inwood’s workshop session: The Golden Thread for Executive Leadership, Performance Review and Development, Friday 17th June, 11:30 AM. In this session, we will consider the importance of the Executive Performance Review (EPR) and the impact an effective review can have on this process. Learn more here.

If you would like to set up a meeting during the show, drop us a line at or simply drop by stand 19 in the exhibition hall.

Learn more here. 

Ensuring Excellence in Staff Induction

The most valuable asset in any school is its staff and ensuring that you successfully introduce new colleagues into the organisation and their new role within it is a critical process. Getting induction right ensures staff are confident in their practice, effective in their performance and impact on learners as rapidly and positively as possible.

In this guide, we outline the key features of an effective induction programme and how BlueSky supports this.

School Staff Induction
Tamsin Denley

Author: Tamsin Denley,
Head of Marketing and Partnerships

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