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National Education Group acquires BlueSky Education, a leading online platform for performance management and appraisals in schools

National Education Group (NEG), a market-leading provider of digital content and software solutions that empower education workforces worldwide, has strengthened its software portfolio by acquiring BlueSky Education, the leading online platform for workforce appraisals and performance management in schools.

The acquisition will see BlueSky’s pioneering appraisal management software join NEG’s portfolio of solutions, including our award-winning professional development platform, The National College, to help schools complete the full cycle of professional development for their staff. Once integrated, BlueSky appraisals will seamlessly link to The National College library of CPD to support professional learning and streamline whole-school compliance.

Acquiring BlueSky marks another significant step for NEG in transforming the way modern education leaders achieve compliance, raise standards and generate efficiency in their schools. Our portfolio of digital content and software solutions is paving a new way of working based on a commitment to always listen, deliver trusted information and equip staff with the knowledge they need, when they need it.

Neil Gamewell, CEO, National Education Group, said: “It’s a pleasure to welcome BlueSky into National Education Group. Their track record in the market is second to none and their achievements speak for themselves, having become the leading online platform for appraisals and people development in thousands of schools, touching over 40 countries worldwide.

Combining BlueSky’s leading appraisal platform with The National College’s CPD offering will transform the way senior leaders work, support teachers’ ongoing professional development needs and generate increased efficiencies on a day-to-day basis.”

Denise Inwood, CEO, BlueSky, said: “Joining National Education Group makes perfect sense for BlueSky Education. We will be pooling our market expertise and resources to develop an integrated solution that will revolutionise workforce development and appraisal, bringing together the very best in people development technologies to create a platform that will make a real difference in educators’ lives. We’re immensely excited by the opportunity and the value we believe this will add and can’t wait to get started.”

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