Content team

Hannah Durno – director of research and content

In Hannah's role she is accountable for the quality of research outputs, leading a team of content producers in writing articles. Hannah also directs the creation of content across both service websites and the company's blog, Key insights, considering how to develop content in new ways.

Hannah joined The Key in 2010 as a researcher and was swiftly promoted to research team leader within six months. In this role she was responsible for overseeing the outputs of the team, ensuring accuracy, timeliness and quality. Hannah spent just over three years in this role before she got promoted to director of research and content- a role that she has held since May 2014.

Hannah says, 'Education is a fascinating, complex, ever-changing sector and one that I'm very proud to have been part of and to continue to serve in my work at The Key'

Hannah has dedicated her career to the education sector. Before joining The Key she spent two years as an English teacher at north London's Wembley High Technology College, having enrolled on the Teach First Scheme. She decided to branch away from face-to-face education by joining The Key so that she could combine her passion for the education sector with her skills as a writer.

Hannah has a 2:1 in English from Cambridge University.



Amy Cook – commissioning editor

Previously Amy worked in the education department at the Royal Ontario Museum, has written media releases for the BBC’s election coverage programme and tutored GCSE and A-Level pupils. Amy holds a BA in history from Cambridge University.


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Before joining The Key, Kaley worked for a tutoring company, supported an MP's foreign policy work and had a brief spell in defence and aerospace research. Kaley holds a BA in international studies from Goldsmiths College, University of London and an MRes from King’s College London.

Sara Martin – senior content editor

Before joining The Key, she worked as a learning support assistant at a secondary school in Hertfordshire and was involved in youth work in her local community. She also volunteers for a charity called the 267 Project. Sara holds a BA in English and an MA in Shakespeare studies from Royal Holloway, University of London.

Adam Medlycott – specialist content editor

Adam was previously a teacher at primary schools in Essex and the west Midlands. He holds a BA in medieval and modern history from the University of Birmingham.



Jenny Moore – lead content editor

Jenny previously worked as a research assistant for a Cambridge University project evaluating an intervention programme for young people at risk of exclusion. Jenny has a BA in Japanese from Oxford University and an MA in linguistics from UCL.



Adam Wainwright – senior content editor

Adam is a part of the school improvement team. He previously worked for a global media company and a research consultancy. Adam holds a BA in medieval and modern history from the University of Birmingham.


Bethany Walton – content producer

Beth works in the admin and management team. Before joining The Key, she worked for a public relations agency specialising in technology and education, and as an illustrator for a publishing house. Beth holds a BA in English literature from the University of Exeter.


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Andrew has a BA in English language and literature from the University of Oxford, where his studies focused on old and middle English. After graduating, he worked in quality assurance for an adult learning provider, before moving to a role with an examination board where he helped develop AS and A-level English qualifications.


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Laura holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Durham, and after completing a PGCE at Cambridge University, Laura worked as a primary school teacher for three years.



Jessica Cope – lead content editor

Before Jessica joined The Key, she worked as a primary school teacher in Slough and Surrey and was a co-opted governor at a small primary school for 18 months. Jessica has a BA in European studies and modern languages from the University of Bath and an MA in history from Royal Holloway, University of London.



Heather Guest – managing editor 

Heather previously worked for Explore Learning and SGOSS. She has also worked in business development for a charity, working with schools to support children with speech and communication needs. Heather holds a BA in ancient and medieval history from the University of Birmingham.



Catherine Leopold – sub-editor 

Before she joined The Key, Catherine worked at a large B2B business intelligence, publishing and events company, first as an editorial assistant, then as a site editor and senior site editor. Catherine holds a BA in creative writing and film studies from Roehampton University.


Vicki Miles – lead sub-editor 

Before joining The Key, Vicki worked in a variety of editorial and marketing roles at the British Council. The majority of her work involved writing, editing and quality assuring materials for school leaders, teachers and the wider school sector, both in the UK and internationally. She also managed communications and marketing activity globally for the British Council's international programme for schools, Connecting Classrooms. Vicki has a BA in art history and English from Lancaster University.


Xavier Roeseler - sub-editor 

Before joining The Key, Xavier managed educational content for PhD students at The Institute of Cancer Research and clinical researchers across London universities. Previously he worked as a science communicator for the Joint Research Centre, a department of the European Commission, and taught breakdancing for 10 years. Xavier holds a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Sussex. 


Emma Espin – lead content manager 

Emma previously worked as a primary school teacher, after completing the Teach First programme. She holds a BA in Psychology, Politics and Sociology from the University of Cambridge and an MA in Leadership from UCL. As Lead Content Manager at The Key, her focus in on developing high-quality resources that can be used to support professional development in schools.


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