Customer Success Stories

BlueSky is used by multi academy trusts and groups of schools to simplify, streamline and enhance professional learning, appraisal and quality assurance processes. Read our customer success stories to hear how BlueSky supports trusts to integrate professional development into day to day activities and lift the burden of planning and evaluating the process.

Case Study - Diverse Academies Trust

Building trust with staff supports changing appraisal culture

Diverse Academies Trust, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire

“Implementing BlueSky for the trust came from our desire for a new approach that separated performance management from professional development. It supports our ethos of placing trust in your staff to take ownership of their own professional work.”

Read how BlueSky has helped Diverse Academies Trust to change the perception of appraisal and professional development and bring consistency across the group of schools.

A tailored approach helps City Learning Trust drive staff development and improvement

City Learning Trust, Stoke-on-Trent

City Learning Trust uses BlueSky Education to support a clearly defined CPD strategy that ensures the trust’s core priorities are threaded through the professional learning objectives of all staff.

“When we realised BlueSky would allow us to manage appraisal and CPD activities more effectively across the whole trust, we were in. BlueSky was vital when we moved all our training online. It’s much easier to link the PMR and CPD together now, and have the same system in every school.”

Case Study - Beaumont Hill Academy
Case Study - STEP Academy Trust, London and South-East

BlueSky Education supports consistent school improvement priorities across a rapidly growing trust

Advance Learning Partnership, County Durham

BlueSky underpins a consistent approach to performance management that aligns the appraisal objectives of all staff with trust priorities: improving literacy, supporting SEND and disadvantaged students, and the use of research in improving teaching and learning.

“I absolutely recommend BlueSky. It is a solution to achieving consistency across a Trust and is a universal tool that can be used in so many different ways to support school improvement and development, which ultimately has a positive impact on student outcomes.”

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A 2-19 academy has transformed its approach to performance management

Beaumont Hill Academy

“Now that everything is on BlueSky, we have hard data to demonstrate how training is addressing skills and development needs directly and the impact it is having on the academy not just immediately but in the longer term.”

Case Study - Beaumont Hill Academy
Case Study - Gloucestershire Learning Alliance Trust

Performance management systems and practice are aligned across six schools in the multi-academy trust

Gloucestershire Learning Alliance Trust

BlueSky has provided an excellent platform for the trust to analyse and evaluate the impact of its performance management strategy, Claire says. But beyond the technical accessibility, a key element is that it matches their culture and philosophy around performance management.