Achieve great governance and make a difference at
your school or trust.

Designed by governors, for governors, The Key Governance gives you a secure place to manage the work of your board alongside expert advice, resources, and training when you need it. Whether you’re a governor, trustee, clerk or other governance professional, we’ll help you feel confident in your own skills and the output of your board.


Combining best-in-class management tools with over 500 resources,

The Key Governance is your go-to source of support for great governance.

Governance tools help your board to:

  • Collaborate and communicate

    No more email attachments or distribution lists. Post a message on your private noticeboard and we'll notify everyone by email; message the entire board, or just a chosen committee.

  • Stay on track and organised

    Add meetings or school events to a shared calendar that your governors can link to their phone. Attach a folder of documents to each meeting, and download a full attendance report for each academic year.

Governance tools
  • Store papers securely

    Give all governors easy access to papers, past and present, with documents and policies in 1 place. Read or print directly from the page and restrict access to folders with sensitive material.

  • Manage board membership

    Track membership, set a unique constitution and download useful data on membership, meetings, committees, training and board history.

Included in your membership:

Management tools

To help your board stay connected, and provide a ready-made body of evidence when you need it most

Templates and articles

Featuring practical and timely support, while giving you a head start on your jobs to be done

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On-demand training courses

For new, established and link governors/trustees, so your whole board can confidently support your school or trust

Who is Governance for?

There’s no limit to the number of users you can add to any of our memberships, but schools tell us The Key Governance is particularly useful for:

  • Trust governance co-ordinators
  • Clerks
  • Governors and trustees
  • Lead governance professionals
  • Chairs
  • Headteachers
The board management tool is so much easier and more intuitive than our previous system for sharing documents and communicating. It has really helped me as chair and I think the board runs much more efficiently now.
Alison Schulte
Chair of Governors
Christ Church CofE Primary School
10 million+ school and trust folders and documents are stored securely on our system
2 out of every 3 schools in England currently use our board management tool
Our articles are viewed over half a million times per year

For access to The Key Governance, choose a Leaders+ or Whole School membership.

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