Customer Success Stories

Case Study - William de Ferrers Secondary School, Essex

BlueSky supports custom approach to appraisal designed to enhance staff development

Watford Grammar School for Girls

“I found the whole implementation process very supportive. Although BlueSky Education could be used off-the-shelf, it can be customised, and I think I’ve asked for everything to be customised!”

Watford Grammar School for Girls (WGGS) introduced BlueSky Education in early 2022, with the aim of streamlining their appraisal processes – moving away  from a paper-based system that often caused delays and made it difficult to track progress.

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Streamlined and strengthened approaches to CPD, performance management and self-evaluation

Congleton High School, Cheshire

Intelligence for Ofsted is easy to access, helping the school to tell its improvement story in a simple but powerful way

“The ease of pulling off reports is key. If someone asks me how something has improved, I can very quickly say, well this was the picture in 2018 but this is the picture now.”

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Case Study - William de Ferrers Secondary School, Essex
Case Study - The Bemrose School, Derby

Supporting the focus on literacy and middle leadership

The Bemrose School, Derby

BlueSky helps the all-through school guard against a ‘tick-box’ culture for performance management and puts staff in control of their development.

“BlueSky allows me and the leadership team to reflect on things that are important for us, providing a rich source of evidence that we can triangulate with pupil outcomes and the impact of training on wider school outcomes.”

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Using an online platform has transformed lesson observations

Thomas Telford School, Shropshire

Leaders can see at a glance the outcomes and easily identify common areas for development and training

“We have a culture now where professional development is seen as a career-long process and BlueSky could really help us to embed that concept ever more deeply across the school.”

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Case Study - Thomas Telford School, Shropshire

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Case Study - William de Ferrers Secondary School, Essex

Online system combines efficiency with power to drive improvement

William de Ferrers Secondary School, Essex

BlueSky helps the all-through school guard against a ‘tick-box’ culture for performance management and puts staff in control of their development.

“BlueSky allows me and the leadership team to reflect on things that are important for us, providing a rich source of evidence that we can triangulate with pupil outcomes and the impact of training on wider school outcomes.”

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Evaluate the effectiveness of professional development and learning provision

Lampton School, Hounslow

“Transparency is key to holding people to account and staff have warmed to BlueSky as it enables them to highlight their successes. They view it as progressive and particularly like it when it supports them to progress up the pay scale!”

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Case Study - Lampton School, Hounslow
Case Study - Olchfa School

BlueSky helps to reinvigorate its approach to professional learning

Olchfa School, Swansea

BlueSky provides leaders at the school with an evidence-based analysis of performance and a deep understanding of the impact of CPD.

“With BlueSky, it is now a quicker, more responsive approach to observations, which is important in a large school and appreciated by staff.”

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A large and swiftly improving academy pairs quality of teaching with school-wide improvement

The Chalk Hills Academy, Luton

The Chalk Hills Academy uses BlueSky to identify best practice – and rapidly improve quality of teaching and learning

“The level of integration in each of the modules was excellent. At the click of a button I can tie an objective from an improvement plan to a particular report or see a staff profile or team overview. The reporting mechanisms are also exceptional: with BlueSky it’s easy to pinpoint the relevant information quickly.”

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Case Study - The Chalk Hills Academy, Luton