The Key

The Key is an online resource and knowledge bank for school leaders and governors, providing clear, comprehensive help and resources. The Key has supported Governors for Schools since 2012, and throughout this time, thousands of new governors have benefitted from The Key’s resources.

The Key worked with Governors for Schools to develop the charity’s first eLearning module in conjunction with Lloyds Banking Group. The module has since been accessed by over 5,000 people. The Key has also supported our webinar programme with valuable content and speakers.

All our newly placed governors receive 12 months’ free access to The Key for School Governors to support them in their new role.

Schools & Academies Show

The Schools & Academies Show is the UK’s leading education policy event which takes place bi-annually in April at the ExCeL, London and in November at the NEC, Birmingham.

Strategically support by the DfE & ESFA, the shows are designed to bring together school leaders, governors, dynamic educators, and association officials to assess the government’s latest priorities that will power change across education.

With over 150 influential speakers, 50 hours of accredited CPD content, and 100 of the UK’s top suppliers, the shows are aimed to equipped visitors with the resources and guidance needed to address the most pressing challenges impacting the sector.

Visit the Schools & Academies Show website

TAP (Thank and Praise)

TAP is a free-to-use social thanking platform which enables parents and guardians to show their appreciation to school staff, enhancing their wellbeing.

Only positive messages are shared and there are no costs to schools.

According to the Teacher Wellbeing Index 2019, 65% of staff leaving the profession said it was because they did not feel valued, while 49% considered their organisational culture had a negative effect on their mental health and wellbeing.

TAP enables parents and guardians (and school staff) to:

  • Thank school staff privately via a GDPR-compliant messaging platform
  • Praise schools publicly via a bespoke Digital Thanking Wall
  • Raise funds for schools via a match funded donation platform

Adopting TAP’s free-to-use social thanking platform in your school can make a significant difference to staff wellbeing.

Other collaborative partners

Schools North East

Better Governor


Careers and Enterprise Company

Fair Education Alliance

Future First


Getting on Board

Now Teach

Tutor Trust

Academy Ambassadors

Bookmark Reading

WE Schools UK

Teach First

Worshipful Company of Educators

Worshipful Company of Grocers

Professional bodies

We’re grateful to the professional bodies who support our work.