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  • What we do:
    The Key is an authoritative online resource for school leaders and governors
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    • The Key, 29 Ludgate Hill, London, Greater London, EC4M 7JR
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About The Key

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.

What is it like to work for The Key

My Manager
My Manager
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.
The Key have a flexible hours policy and the opportunity to finish early on Fridays in summer, which encourages a healthy work-life balance. Efforts are also made to encourage open communication between staff and their managers, especially when it comes to discussing sensitive topics like workplace stress.
My Team
My Team
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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  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

    Companies offering profit related pay to all employees

  • Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training to all staff

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  • Male : Female:

    53% / 47%

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