About The Key

Our market-leading information services, professional development and online platform solutions help busy professionals work with increased confidence, knowledge and capacity.

We are driven by a public service ethos, from our history and roots in serving the education sector to our growth into supporting the wider public sector. Every day we answer new questions from school leaders and governors, and every week we engage with local authorities, multi-academy trusts and leading figures in the public sector. These deep connections give us unparalleled insights into concerns, trends and good practice.

Information services

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Our national information services, The Key for School Leaders and The Key for School Governors, support nearly half of schools in England. Members have instant access to impartial information and guidance, practical resources and answers to questions on all aspects of school leadership and management.

Compliance Tracker

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Compliance Tracker helps maintained scools and academies to monitor compliance effectively. It covers all areas of school life, from safeguarding to financial reporting, and is a personalised benefit for members of The Key for School Leaders.

Professional development

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Our CPD Toolkit of ready-to-deliver training modules provides everything schools need to run high-impact and cost-effective in-house 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.

Online platform solutions

The Key has merged with WebBased, a leading provider of online platform solutions that help organisations work more effectively and save money. These market-leading products enable local authorities, multi-academy trusts and others in the public sector to advertise, manage, track and deliver CPD and online learning, support workforce development, facilitate effective communication and promote traded services.

High quality and expertise guaranteed

Our rigorous approach to quality assurance ensures we deliver support and solutions our members and clients can trust. With a professional, experienced in-house team and rich networks of associate experts and contacts, we have unparalleled expertise in all areas of our business.


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