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

Templates, articles, interactive tools and model policies to help both new and experienced leaders get a head start on to-do lists, digest new guidance quickly and navigate every challenge.


With a library of over 2,000 quality-assured resources,
The Key Leaders is a one-stop shop for all aspects of school leadership.

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Interactive tool

Create a bespoke interview pack

Create bespoke interview packs tailored to specific job roles, with our interactive tool. Tell us who you’re recruiting and the topics you’d like to cover in the interview, pick questions from a suggested list and then choose a task and download your custom pack.


‘Interview questions’ is one of our most common search terms. We created our interactive tool to help you create a bespoke interview pack in just 5 minutes, for any role you’re recruiting for.

Steph Glenister
Leadership Content Lead at The Key

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Downloadable templates

To save you valuable time, with a head start on your jobs to be done

Curated weekly emails

Tailored to your role with supporting resources and reminders ahead of key dates and deadlines

Ready-to-use checklists

To keep you on top of your game and confident you’ve got everything covered

Lawyer-approved model policies

Plus, alerts when things change so you know you’re compliant

Need-to-know alerts

So you’re always up to date with crucial sector changes, with actionable next steps that cut through the noise

Case studies

From leaders like you, to help you draw inspiration from real-life examples and schools

Who is Leaders for?

There’s no limit to the number of users you can add to any of our memberships, but schools tell us The Key Leaders is particularly useful for:

  • Headteachers
  • Deputy heads
  • School business managers
  • SENCOs
  • Middle leaders
  • Executive headteachers
  • Assistant heads
  • Administrators
  • DSLs
  • Central trust teams
As a school, all members of SLT access The Key Leaders on a regular basis, either for guidance on the best interview questions, the latest white paper or curriculum developments across a range of subjects. I know the information on The Key is accurate and it gives me confidence to rely on it as a leader.
Debbie Christiansen
Debbie Christiansen
Deputy Headteacher
East Ward Community Primary School
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