Tackle challenges from all angles and drive lasting change with whole school support from The Key. All in one simple membership.

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The Key for schools

Every school is unique and no issue is one dimensional. The Key's whole school approach gives school leaders one trusted source to turn to for any challenge, equipping them with highly accurate, expertly synthesised and context-rich resources, guidance and CPD. Because driving lasting change always requires a considered approach.

Your go-to, trusted source

Half of all schools and trusts in the country already rely on us to support them, and work with us to build our support for others, every day.

More value for less

We take a whole school approach to tackling issues, from guidance on policy changes, to safeguarding implications and governance updates, and from knowledge building articles through to CPD. It's all in one membership.

Every leader supported, unlimited access

From SLT, governance professionals and DSLs, through to your middle leaders. With one membership to The Key you get unlimited access for as many staff as you choose.

Tailored to you

Our editorial standards set us apart. Our team of in-house researchers have deep sector understanding, allowing us to provide highly contextualised support, regardless of your setting. And we deliver it to you in the most considered way, in the best format for the job in hand.

Up-to-the minute guidance

Accurate guidance, no matter what changes, and all synthesised so your leaders always know what action to take and get it right first time, every time.

The Key is the first port of call when I require information and guidance. It allows me to have confidence in my decision making.

Sunil Murji, Deputy Head Teacher, Kenmore Park Junior School

I can always find exactly what I need on The Key. Be it policies or up-to-date guidance on new initiatives, The Key has it.

Debbie Christiansen, Deputy Headteacher, East Ward Community Primary School

Choose the right membership for your school

The Key for trusts

When you're accountable for every decision that gets made and your central team resource is already stretched, knowing that all your leaders are reading from the same script is invaluable. The Key's whole school approach gives your leaders one trusted source to turn to for any challenge, equipping them with highly accurate, expertly synthesised and context-rich resources, guidance and CPD.

Consistently high standards across your trust

Maintain high standards across the board with quality-assured guidance, resources and CPD. Equip your leaders with everything they need to get it right, every time.

More value for less

We take a whole school approach to tackling issues, from guidance on policy changes, to safeguarding implications and governance updates, and from knowledge building articles through to CPD. It's all in one membership.

Every leader supported, unlimited access

Central team, trustees, SLTs, governance professionals, DSLs through to your middle leaders. With one membership to The Key, you get unlimited access for as many staff as you choose.

Tailored to you

Our editorial standards set us apart. Our dedicated team of in-house researchers, writers and specialists have deep sector understanding, allowing us to provide highly contextualised guidance, regardless of your schools' setting - giving your leaders the very best support, for every job.

One trusted source

Half of all schools and trusts are confident in the knowledge that we're there, no matter what, to make sure all their leaders are equipped to make the right decision, every time.

The Key saves me research time when I am writing and updating policies - the templates are easy to amend to meet my trust requirements.

Chief Operating Officer at an academy trust in the North East

Clear and relevant. So simple, a great resource.

Executive headteacher at an academy trust in London
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Our pricing is tailored to your trust requirements, get in touch with our team to get a bespoke quote and access to a free trial

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Trusted support for your whole school

The Key's whole school approach gives leaders one trusted source to turn to for any challenge, equipping them with highly accurate, expertly synthesised and context-rich resources, guidance and CPD. Because driving lasting change always requires a considered approach.

What’s included in your membership

Trusted advice and resources you can rely on, no matter what comes your way

The Key Leaders is the only support service trusted by over half of all schools in England as they navigate each and every challenge thrown their way - even the ones they don't see coming.

  • Thousands of up-to-the-minute articles on all aspects of school leadership so you'll know exactly what to do and how to do it right
  • Hundreds of templates, letters and proformas to give you a headstart on your jobs to be done
  • Curated weekly emails tailored to your job role with supporting articles and resources

And so much more!

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Support great governance and make a difference at your school or trust

The Key Governance gives governors, trustees, clerks and governance professionals confidence in their own skills and the output of their board(s).

  • A central place to manage board membership, store documents, communicate with each other and keep a shared calendar of meetings.
  • Board and trust-wide tracking of governance information such as constitution, roles, committees and terms of office.
  • A library of expert, practical guidance, templates, checklists and training for new, established and link governors/trustees.
  • A shared area for Multi Academy Trusts to house MAT-wide documents and communicate across the trust plus governor database and reporting for larger MATs.
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Helping your school get safeguarding right. Every time.

The Key Safeguarding is the only service that supports your DSL and every single member of staff to get safeguarding right, every time. With a unique blend of DSL leadership resources, eLearning for all staff, parent resources, plus the most comprehensive INSET pack on the market, you'll keep safeguarding at the front of everyone's mind all year round.

  • A new, ready-to-deliver INSET pack released every year, so your staff stay engaged and fully up to date with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE)
  • eLearning courses for all of your staff, which feed into a handy dashboard to evidence compliance
  • Downloadable factsheets and termly briefings, to cover key safeguarding topics as they emerge so your staff can spot potential concerns before they become issues
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Upskill and inspire your staff to take ownership of school improvement

The Key CPD brings together in-depth essential skills training and innovations from practising teachers and leaders to empower all staff to own school improvement.

  • Deep dive training modules across a wide range of topics including SEND, differentiation and developing a growth mindset
  • On-demand talks from practising school leaders and teachers sharing their proven methods that strengthen curriculums and transform classroom standards
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Choose the right membership for your school

Questions?

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

Robert Mayes, MSO at The Key

Robert Mayes
Member Support Manager