The organisation won the Council of British International Schools’ (COBIS’) Supporting Member of the Year award, beating three other respected finalists in the category. The tool also enables teachers and senior leaders to share ideas and resources and collaborate with other schools.
BlueSky Education’s founder and managing director, Denise Inwood, who is also a former senior school leader, said: “We are thrilled to be recognised both by our schools and by the judging panel at COBIS for the way BlueSky has revolutionised how schools can manage CPD, observations, evaluations and performance management.
“A recent customer survey showed that 85% of our school leaders save on average five hours a week using BlueSky. This equates to cost savings for a large secondary school of as much as £26,000 across the year.”
The company was nominated by St Paul’s School in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Head of the school Louise Simpson said: “We have seen a significant impact since implementing BlueSky. Teachers are now much more part of their professional learning journey and as a result feel more valued. Our staff are our most precious asset so it’s crucial that we recognise this and continue to offer them support and development opportunities.”
COBIS’ Supporting Member of the Year award celebrates the work its supporting members do every year.
The council invites member schools to nominate up to three supporting members they have worked with on a project which the school is proud of.
The winner is announced during the annual conference, which this year took place from 11–13 May.
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