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BlueSky Learning is an online professional learning platform offering easy-to-access, flexible professional development modules for teachers and school staff. Featuring 150+ hours of research-based and practitioner-led sessions, BlueSky Learning provides focused interactive learning that enhances current knowledge, develops new skills, and improves strategies for classroom teaching and behaviour management.


✅ 150+ hours of research-based and expert-led sessions

✅ Keep up to date with the latest research and guidance

✅ Support statutory training requirements

✅ Strategically target and manage learning for all staff

✅ Align CPD to organisational priorities to support improvement

✅ Seamlessly track, record and evaluate progress

BlueSky Learning is designed to encourage engagement with CPD and embed learning: participants can watch the course videos, take part in activities and discuss the topic with other users, all in one place. Modules can be accessed online any time, meaning that learning can be flexibly fitted into the school day, and learners can easily pick up where they left off.

New modules are regularly added to the platform, built around the National Standards and the Early Career Framework, as well as broader topics such as managing behaviour, supporting pupils with SEND, safeguarding and leadership development. Feedback from participants has recognised the uniqueness of the content, which not only supports immediate training needs and deepens knowledge, but also clearly links CPD to school improvement.

BlueSky Learning was a finalist for the Bett Award 2022 - Innovator of the Year and highly Commended for the Teach Secondary Awards 2023 - CPD category.

Educational Impact

improve teacher knowledge
75%
improve teaching efficiency
68%
improve teacher wellbeing
63%
reduce teacher workload
52%
save school money
52%
CompanyBusiness Name: BlueSky Learning
HQ Location: United Kingdom
Founded: 2020
Age Range5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18
FeaturesProfessional LearningCpdLeadership DevelopmentMindfulness ToolsMaximising Knowledge GainsLanguage And LiteracyMetacognitionPastoral Support And CareSel And Mental HealthTeacher TrainingSendBehaviour ManagementProfessional DevelopmentTeacher DevelopmentEctClassroom SupportSafeguarding
LanguagesEnglish
AccessibilityModerate features
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy PolicyGDPR
RequirementsInternet - Low BandwidthInternet - High BandwidthDesktop - MacDesktop - WindowsDesktop - ChromebookMobile - iPhoneMobile - iPadMobile - WindowsMobile - Android

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FreemiumPaid Subscription

BlueSky Learning pricing starts from £375 / year

BlueSky Learning subscriptions are available on a school or school group basis, starting at £375 for a small school. Existing users of BlueSky Education can access a discounted rate. https://blueskylearning.co.uk/subscribe

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3.8 out of 5

from 32 Verified Reviews

BlueSky Learning has collected 31 reviews in the past 6 months

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Matthew

School staff

England

Used BlueSky Learning occasionally for 1-2 years

May 2024

Some students listen sometimes it’s not easy

Matthew found BlueSky Learning:
  • Does not significantly save school money
    I don’t know
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    What to do when things go wrong
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
  • Moderately improves teacher wellbeing
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    What to teach students
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Bev

Teaching Assistant

park lane school, England

Used BlueSky Learning occasionally for 1-2 years

May 2024

Bev found BlueSky Learning:
  • Slightly saves school money
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge
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M Ibrahim

KS3 Geography Teacher

Newton International School D Ring Rd, Qatar

Used BlueSky Learning monthly for 4-6 months

May 2024

Its handy and intuitive to use when set up and you know what you are doing. Tasks can be completed quickly and easily as you can use a compueter.

M Ibrahim found BlueSky Learning:
  • Slightly saves school money
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
    Computer tasks are faster but if there are connection issues, work can be lost.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Benefits of using CPD to improve overall teaching.
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
    It possibly can if there is a course or teamwork element to do.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    CPD courses
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Sophie

Teaching Assistant

England

Used BlueSky Learning monthly for 7–12 months

May 2024

Sophie found BlueSky Learning:
  • Slightly saves school money
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge
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Antónia Paiva

Secretary

St. Julian's School, Portugal

Used BlueSky Learning monthly for 1-2 years

May 2024

There's always room for improvement.

Antónia Paiva found BlueSky Learning:
  • Slightly saves school money
    I assume so, but this information will have to be provided by the relevant department
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    I believe it will have an impact, but as I'm not a teacher, I can't answer that.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    From the feedback I get from teachers, there are situations where it has helped
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    From the feedback I get from the teachers, yes.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    It is a source of learning
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Manjula Borkhataria

Teaching Assistance

England

Used BlueSky Learning occasionally for 5 years+

Apr 2024

Because it’s easy to use

Manjula Borkhataria found BlueSky Learning:
  • Slightly saves school money
    No
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Save printing
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Save time
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
    Save time
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
    gets information
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Annabelle Mutesi

School Counselor/Wellbeing coordinator

Kampala International School Uganda, Uganda

Used BlueSky Learning occasionally for 4-6 months

Apr 2024

I found challenges learning how to learn and engage on Blue-sky. But all the rest is okay

Annabelle Mutesi found BlueSky Learning:
  • Slightly saves school money
    The school does not have to spend money having its staff take on required CPD's for career growth and updated trends in education administration so as to improve work productivity.
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Teachers learn creative and less stressful ways of planning their lessons and once drawn they can always refer back to them or share with their department colleagues.
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
    Teachers have more time to explore other opportunities and do things that make them feel better about themselves.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    The different short courses offered or taught on Blue-sky.
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Ritah

Support teacher

Kampala International School Uganda, Uganda

Used BlueSky Learning occasionally for 4-6 months

Apr 2024

The learning here expose us to information that is significant in our working environment.

Ritah found BlueSky Learning:
  • Slightly saves school money
  • Does not reduce teacher workload
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Help us give more information on what we can do better
  • Moderately improves teacher wellbeing
    The knowledge on helping colleagues
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
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Rose Mutabazi

Teacher

Kampala International School Uganda, Uganda

Used BlueSky Learning weekly for 4-6 months

Apr 2024

The reason why I gave 7 is because Blue sky has a variety of courses which of which I need to learn more.

Rose Mutabazi found BlueSky Learning:
  • Moderately saves school money
    Not sure
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    I helps with efficiency in the classroom
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    eg A course on behaviour management and how children learn.
  • Moderately improves teacher wellbeing
    More knowledge is gained through cor
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
    The Blue Sky courses help the teachers to gain knowledge.
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Hellen Achan

Teacher

Kampala International School Uganda, Uganda

Used BlueSky Learning weekly for 4-6 months

Apr 2024

I gained more knowledge on some areas of learning

Hellen Achan found BlueSky Learning:
  • Moderately saves school money
    not sure
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    helps teachers know on how to deal with behavior .Then it shifts to learning
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Helps the teacher to motivate learner hence good performance.
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    Teachers gain more knowledge and experience through professional development.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    Helps with modifying of resources.
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Claudia Gregory

Secondary library assistant

St. Julian's School, Portugal

Used BlueSky Learning occasionally for 7–12 months

Apr 2024

It helps to keep staff ontrack and focused on their objectives.

Reply from BlueSky Learning:Thank you for your 4 star review!
Claudia Gregory found BlueSky Learning:
  • Slightly saves school money
    Not available
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Not available
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    Not available
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
    Not available
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge
    Not available
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Salam

Art Teacher

Horizon Private School - Branch, American Curriculum, United Arab Emirates

Used BlueSky Learning occasionally for 7–12 months

Apr 2024

Excellent! I think it is not peripheral but central to the success of the school.

Salam found BlueSky Learning:
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
    CPD allows to share resources and expertise. It promotes the sharing of innovative teaching methods and strategies fostering a more support and enriching teaching environment.
  • Does not significantly improve teaching efficiency
    Professional Development can strengthen confidence in our skills and ability as teachers confirming we are doing a good job and make progress in developing our practice. As such , it can help ease perceptions of workload and the work will be less overwhelming when we feel we are doing a good job.
  • Does not significantly improve teacher wellbeing
    It boosts confidence and reduce the stress associated with self-doubt, rekindle motivation and enhance wellbeing.
  • Does not significantly improve teacher knowledge
    Teachers create a professional learning community with other staff to share research, plan how they will change their teaching practice and evaluate the impact changes on student’s learning.
  • Does not significantly improve school processes
    Teachers inquiry questions are reviewed by the school’s professional learning and development team to see which teachers may need to adjust their target so that it connects to the school improvement plan.
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Mrs.Vanitha Vijaikumar

Teacher of Chemistry

Hillview School For School, England

Used BlueSky Learning weekly for 4-6 months

Apr 2024

This platform offers numerous online courses, allowing us to learn new things through BlueSky without the need to attend sessions physically. The flexible schedule enables convenient learning. If teachers can consistently utilize it, this platform would be excellent.

Reply from BlueSky Learning:Thank you for your great review, great to hear that you have found the courses useful. We are planning to add more STEM-related content soon and always welcome suggestions for content, feel free to get in touch if there are particular areas you would like to see covered.
Mrs.Vanitha Vijaikumar found BlueSky Learning:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    stress, burnout, and decreased engagement
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Provide professional development courses in online.
  • Moderately improves teacher wellbeing
    I did one online course Your voice matter. I thought This is help me overcome struggles in the voice. Which literally reduce my stress little bit.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    I took a course on Science Misconceptions and Preconceptions during my BS studies. This course provided me with the knowledge necessary to identify misconceptions and preconceptions.
  • Slightly improves school processes
    Sorry,I am not sure
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Matthew

School TA

England

Used BlueSky Learning occasionally for 7–12 months

Apr 2024

Every year we have new students and teaching them is not always easy

Reply from BlueSky Learning:Thank you for your great review, we are pleased to hear that you have found the courses useful - we will have more content on behaviour management from Sue Cowley, as well as further modules to support teacher and student wellbeing, coming out over the next couple of months.
Matthew found BlueSky Learning:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Make good choices for the students
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    Not sure
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    Know what to do in difficult times
  • Moderately improves school processes
    Not sure
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Olga

Language Acquisition Teacher

Budapest British International School, Hungary

Used BlueSky Learning monthly for 1-2 years

Apr 2024

Because there are still many features of Blue Sky that I am not familiar with and I do not want to fully recommend something that I have not tried by myself.

Reply from BlueSky Learning:Thank you for your review - great to hear that you are finding the content on BlueSky Learning useful.
Olga found BlueSky Learning:
  • Does not reduce teacher workload
    We use Blue Sky for lesson observations, CPD courses and to reflect on teaching and learning practices
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    I have taken a couple of CPD courses which have been of great help in improving my teaching skills
  • Does not improve teacher wellbeing
    We have not used Blue Sky for this purpose
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    There are lots of practical CPD courses that are useful and provide strategies to implement easily in class or to maximise your preparation time.
  • Significantly improves school processes
    Well, at the moment we are using Blu Sky to record our Teaching learning journey so it is convenient to have all our progress in one place
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Cathy Nsherura

Year 2 Teacher/KS1 Coordinator

Kampala International School Uganda, Uganda

Used BlueSky Learning occasionally for 0–3 months

Apr 2024

I have been greatly impacted by the short courses I have taken so far in my teaching/coaching role

Reply from BlueSky Learning:Thank you for your fantastic review, this is great feedback! We will have more content around Instructional coaching very soon.
Cathy Nsherura found BlueSky Learning:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Small steps coaching is not so overwhelming
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    deliberate/specific and precise steps increase efficiency
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    Increased confidence levels as objectives are achieved contribute to well being
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    Learning through observing good practice as well as a chance to practice, reflect and get timely constructive feedback
  • Significantly improves school processes
    Professional development processes are largely impacted
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Mrs Dawn Fish

Teaching Assistant

Castle Primary School. Mow Cop., England

Used BlueSky Learning occasionally for 3-4 years

Apr 2024

Mrs Dawn Fish found BlueSky Learning:
  • Does not reduce teacher workload
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge
  • Slightly improves school processes
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Sara

Teacher

The Cavendish School, England

Used BlueSky Learning monthly for 1-2 years

Apr 2024

It seems extremely useful but it is hard to navigate

Reply from BlueSky Learning:Thank you for your review, we hope you will find using BlueSky Education and BlueSky Learning becomes easier as you get to know the platform more. If you have any questions about BlueSky Education, take a look at our Help Centre (via the ? symbol in the top right if the screen) which contains a lot of how-to guides, or ask your BlueSky admin to get in touch with our Support team to request more training.
Sara found BlueSky Learning:
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
    It does collate a lot of information required to inform practice, CPD and appraisal meetings
  • Does not improve teaching efficiency
    None
  • Does not significantly improve teacher wellbeing
    No
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge
    NO
  • Moderately improves school processes
    Appraisal meetings are easier to prepare for
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Margaret

Teacher

Kampala International School Uganda, Uganda

Used BlueSky Learning occasionally for 4-6 months

Apr 2024

It provides good ground for online professional development. However, it is costly

Reply from BlueSky Learning:Thank you for your review.
Margaret found BlueSky Learning:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Useful source material on why students underachieve helped to plan better and reduce on workload of looking for resources that fit all sizes
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Learnt how to make differentiated instruction improving on efficiency in execution
  • Moderately improves teacher wellbeing
    tracking my personal growth
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge
    Learning new ways of doing things
  • Moderately improves school processes
    Lessened time for face to face meetings. Things can still get done without the traditional prolonged meetings
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Ste

Lead practitioner

the duston school, England

Used BlueSky Learning monthly for 7–12 months

Apr 2024

Bluesky is good for school leaders to collect information, but there is lots of things needing to be clicked for, it is not logical at times and it has no improvement on the day to day teacher

Ste found BlueSky Learning:
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
    We have to general a CPD (normally done by SLT) and add comments before, after and later for impact. Not every training session will lead to an impact
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
    It is just a collection of information so I fail to see how it will help wellbeing (or maybe our school only using it for that)
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge
    Same as above
  • Slightly improves school processes
    See above
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Anne Kew

Access Arrangements Administrator

The Downs School, England

Used BlueSky Learning monthly for 3-4 years

Apr 2024

I am not involved in teaching.

Anne Kew found BlueSky Learning:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    No
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    No
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
    N/A
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge
    N/A
  • Slightly improves school processes
    N/A
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Roy

Math teacher

English Modern School, Qatar

Used BlueSky Learning weekly for 1-2 years

Apr 2024

Very Usefull but can be upgraded to be more user friendly maybe

Reply from BlueSky Learning:Thank you very much for your review. It sounds like you are benefiting from using BlueSky Education to record professional development alongside BlueSky Learning, which is great to hear!
Roy found BlueSky Learning:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Very helpful for PD's
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Teacher review and notes
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
    No
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge
    No
  • Significantly improves school processes
    All the PD's and observations and activities and certificates etc are on Blue sky which helps a lot
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Molly Nyakake

Primary Learning Support Teacher

Kampala International School Uganda, Uganda

Used BlueSky Learning weekly for 4-6 months

Apr 2024

given the busy schedule, the teachers my not get enough time to study .

Reply from BlueSky Learning:Thank you for your review, great to hear that BlueSky Learning is offering a convenient way to access professional learning for teachers and staff in your school.
Molly Nyakake found BlueSky Learning:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Provides new tools for effective teaching in the class.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Helps to focus on facilitating discussions and gives personal feeback on a classroom run
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    Provides professional development hence sense of growth
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
  • Significantly improves school processes
    more engaging and effective learning experience for students, fostering critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the classroom
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PMH

Safeguarding & Pastoral Support Administrator

Open Academy, England

Used BlueSky Learning occasionally for 1-2 years

Apr 2024

It is very teacher focussed.

Reply from BlueSky Learning:Thank you for your review - we always appreciate suggestions for new content and we are aiming to add new content for admin, operations and support staff very soon, including adding to our Safeguarding programme with further live training dates in the near future.
PMH found BlueSky Learning:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    I am admin support not teaching staff
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    No
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
    No
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge
    No
  • Slightly improves school processes
    No
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Sonia

Appraisal Coordinator

Newton International Academy - Barwa City, Qatar

Used BlueSky Learning weekly for 3-4 years

Apr 2024

Reply from BlueSky Learning:Thank you for your 5 star review Sonia, fantastic to hear you are finding BlueSky Learning supports your staff.
Sonia found BlueSky Learning:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    From a manager point of view it easier to have all the information in 1 place.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    It helps with closing the gaps in many aspects of teaching and learning, pastoral and management
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
    s
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
  • Significantly improves school processes
    Everything is one place and easily accessible
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