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The Key offer an authoritative online resource for school leaders and governors, providing best practice guidance on everything from Ofsted to financial management, teacher wellbeing, compliance, safeguarding and CPD. Since 2007, they have offered a national information service that provides busy school leaders with instant answers to their questions on all aspects of managing a school. This helps their members to save time, solve problems and increase efficiency. Their database of practical resources include concise summaries of government policies and legislation, template forms and reports, teaching school case studies, sample documents, news alerts, and more. With a professional, experienced in-house team and a rich network of associate experts and contacts, The Key answer new questions from school leaders and governors every day, while regularly visiting schools and meeting education leaders. This allows them to offer unrivalled expertise across all areas of their business.

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My Company

97% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

All staff are encouraged to run and attend workshops on their activities to provide the entire team with visibility into what they do, while also helping to determine an overall strategy for the company. Company-wide socials and gatherings are also used to share feedback and foster a strong team spirit.

My Team

93% of staff agreed

People in my team go out of their way to help me

Managers receive regular training and appraisals to help them continually improve their leadership standards and work with their team members in a way that's collaborative and open. This includes sending leaders on a week-long residential course focused on change management, self-awareness and giving feedback.

My Manager

92% of staff agreed

My manager regularly expresses their appreciation when I do a good job

All staff are encouraged to run and attend workshops on their activities to provide the entire team with visibility into what they do, while also helping to determine an overall strategy for the company. Company-wide socials and gatherings are also used to share feedback and foster a strong team spirit.

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Employees earning £35k+
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Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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