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The Key for School Leaders is the national information service that provides busy school leaders with instant answers to their questions on all aspects of managing a school.

Nearly half the schools in the country choose to use The Key

Find out what makes The Key the market leader

Since 2007 we have been helping our members to save time, solve problems and increase efficiency. At the heart of everything we do is a passionate commitment to supporting school leaders in delivering the best outcomes for their schools and pupils.

No question is too big or too small and we cover all topics that are important to school leaders – everything from raising achievement to managing the school budget, safeguarding to preparing for inspection.

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Who do we support?

  • Headteachers
  • Deputy and assistant headteachers
  • School business managers
  • SENCOs
  • Heads of year/department
  • Senior administrators
  • Teachers with leadership responsibilities
  • And any other members of the senior leadership team

We provide a wealth of practical resources, including concise summaries of government policies and legislation, template forms and reports, teaching school case studies, sample documents, news alerts, and more.

Our expertise and rigorous approach to quality are unparalleled. Everything we provide is carefully prepared and quality assured to ensure that it is clear, accurate and highly practical.

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Compliance Tracker helps maintained schools and academies to track their statutory obligations and monitor compliance, all in one place. The customisable tracker covers the major areas of school compliance, from safeguarding to financial management, and is a personalised benefit for members of The Key for School Leaders.


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