We believe positive change happens when education leaders can take meaningful action

The Key is the leading provider of support for schools and trusts

120,000
leaders supported
4,000
searches, every day
5,000
eLearning hours

Who are we?

We draw upon a strong social purpose, deep expertise in education and a relentless desire to stay ahead of a fast-changing sector. Our members - more than 120,000 leaders of schools and trusts from across the country - share our belief that true leadership is about putting theory into practice; that real change happens when leaders can take meaningful action.

The Key team
Who we are

Our vision & mission

Brilliant people are at the heart of our business. Since our founding in 2007 as a government pilot, we've grown into a can-do collective of experts, writers, strategic thinkers, researchers and technologists who are deeply committed to serving the needs and championing the perspective of education leaders across the country.

Our vision is to be an indispensable partner to education leaders determined to make a difference.

The pace of change in education means there is no shortage of theory, opinion and advice on what leaders need to do and what they need to know. Leaders themselves have never been under more pressure to be effective or had less time to plan, prioritise and learn.

In a world like this, ambitious and aspiring educational leaders are in constant need of reliable, relevant and authoritative knowledge that's ready to use.

The knowledge to act.

Careers at The Key

Joining The Key could be your opportunity to make a profound difference to the working lives of hundreds of thousands of education leaders across the country. We are a team of socially conscious, passionate people, who are all motivated to do something incredible.

Careers at The Key

Awards and certifications

Education Provider 2021 Finalist
Education Provider 2021 Finalist
Supplier of The Year 2021 Winner
Supplier of The Year 2021 Winner
Learning Ladders Best Educational Podcast’ 2021 Finalist
Learning Ladders’ ‘Best Educational Podcast’ 2021 Finalist
Education Investor Awards Finalist 2020
Education Business of the year - 2020 Finalist

Contact us

Our team is on hand to answer any queries you have about The Key - get in touch to find out more.

London office

3rd Floor
80 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HU

Plymouth office

1 Research Way
Plymouth Science Park
Plymouth
PL6 8BU