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Our expertise

As a member you'll have our experts at your fingertips, providing you with quick, accurate and impartial answers.

Since 2007 we have carefully built up a network of expertise that comprises:

Our in-house research team

Amy Cook, researcher

Our expert researchers are here to answer your questions

Each of our researchers is immersed in the sector and specialises in a particular area of school leadership. They are trained to source and provide information that is free from bias and agenda. Using their knowledge and excellent contacts across the sector, our researchers are able to get quick, accurate and practical answers to any question you might have.

Our quality assurers

Ed Marshall, quality assurance

The guardians of our commitment to quality

Our quality assurance team makes sure that all content on The Key for School Leaders meets the high standards our members expect. Everything we produce is quality assured before being published, meaning you can be confident that it's clear, helpful, practical and accurate.

Our associate education experts


Our associate education experts provide specialist knowledge and first-hand experience

Our 100-plus associate education experts help us answer your questions. They include specialists in areas such as the curriculum, accountability and inspection, and special educational needs, as well as former headteachers, leadership consultants, lawyers, local authority advisers, and national leaders of governance. As well as guidance, they help us to create studies and practical resources for members.

Our contacts and sources

We carefully select and employ our in-house team and our associate experts. We don't use commercial affiliates. This means our content is unbiased and free from sponsored content or advertising

We have a wide network of contacts across the sector

Over the years, we have developed contacts with more than 1,200 individuals and organisations throughout the sector. These include the Department for Education, Ofsted and the National College for Teaching and Leadership, as well as specialist organisations and charities such as nasen, SGOSS – Governors for Schools, the Teacher Development Trust and Challenge Partners. We also have contacts in a range of professional associations and unions, including NASBM, Voice, NAHT and ASCL.

 Some of the people we work with or have partnered with include:

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