Support for the management and leadership of schools and trusts

Make sure your pupils and students get the best possible outcomes, using our unique background in schools and multi academy trusts to improve school leadership and management in areas including finance, HR, governance, estate, and health and safety.
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What makes us different:

For senior leaders and school business managers of MATs, academies and schools who need operational support and advice on an interim or more regular basis we are operations experts in the education sector.

Our team can bring real insight, from their experience in senior leadership roles within schools, to deliver considered operational solutions. Our goal is to deliver solutions that, in turn, facilitate outstanding teaching and learning.

Services

HR

Worried about keeping up with the latest employment legislation and HR best practice? Our school HR professionals can provide 3 levels of advice and support to keep you on top of your HR.

Health and Safety

Take the stress out of providing a safe teaching and learning environment. Our health and safety service will be with you every step of the way.

Data Protection

Managing data and making sure you are GDPR compliant can be a full-time job. Our data protection officer can make sure you stay legal with your data.

Due Diligence

New schools looking to join your trust? Our due diligence audit takes the stress out of identifying and categorising risks and gives you the answers.

Internal Scrutiny

Give your trustees peace of mind that a team of school professionals, qualified in their disciplines, are completing your internal scrutiny. Our comprehensive audit will give advice on improvement for both financial and non-financial controls.

Consultancy & Bespoke Solutions

Have a challenge or just need some expert support or project management? We offer agile and expert solutions from Notice to Improve support to new school builds and will support you and add value every step of the way.

Supporting Growth

You want to grow, but do you have the current capacity to support that growth? We have a successful track record in producing winning new school and TCaF bids and can help with due diligence audits and conversion management taking away those growing pains!

ICT and Procurement

Is your ICT up to the job of supporting your teaching and learning now and in the future? We can deliver best practice solutions, manage system changes and procurement to make sure you are futureproof.

CFO and Finance Support

Need a detailed view on finance? Our experts have all been previous CFO’s in MATs and can support you to get the best outcomes.

Our impact

Between us we have 100 years of experience of working in schools at school leadership level.
We have supported a significant number of Multi Academy Trusts to improve their operational effectiveness and impacted the educational outcomes of children in education.
We have deep rooted links in the sector and have held leadership roles on several respected professional bodies in the industry.
We have become thought leaders in the sector and have strong links with the DfE, and the ESFA.
Worked with over 100 schools and managed 10 conversions to academies.
Impacted over 30,000 children’s educational outcomes.
Supplied over 21,000 hours of quality consultancy and saved £4m to be reinvested into children’s education.
Won 2 new school bids and built 2 new schools.
We have delivered SchoolMark, which is the quality assurance scheme developed in consultation with the Department for Education and awarded by the Institute of School Business Leadership. Find out more >

Testimonials

Keystone Knowledge

Registered Office: Nightingale Way, Etwall, Derbyshire DE65 6RT

Keystone Knowledge is a Registered Company in England, no. 12092122

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