The Key provides impartial, trusted leadership and management support to schools in England and Wales. Our high-quality information, guidance and resources help busy school leaders and governors work with increased confidence, knowledge and capacity.
The Key for School Leaders is a national information service that provides busy school leaders with guidance, insight and instant answers to their questions on all aspects of school leadership and management. Members use our service and resources to get impartial, expert information, to save time, solve problems and increase efficiency.
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The Key for School Governors is a national information service that provides governors with guidance, insight and instant answers to their questions on all aspects of governance. Members use our service and resources to stay up to date, gain confidence in their role, and quickly get to grips with important issues.
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The Key's toolkit of ready-to-deliver CPD modules provides everything you need to run high-impact, in-school training for teachers, leaders and support staff. Each module is designed to be delivered by staff to staff to support deep learning that drives school improvement. Developed with leading organisations and subject experts, the modules cover topics ranging from providing effective feedback to pupils, to time management, and are underpinned by relevant, evidence-based research.
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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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The Key's Safeguarding Training Centre helps you meet statutory training requirements and more, to ensure your school's CPD goes beyond compliance. It combines easily adaptable training materials with a knowledge resource bank, assessment activities and email updates on legislation changes. An online assessment centre and e-learning are coming soon.
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