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Fergal Roche

Fergal Roche is the chief executive of The Key, a company that provides trusted leadership and management support to over a third of the schools in England and Wales.

Fergal joined Ten Group in 2007 to set up The Key and realise his vision of a service that would enable school leaders to run their schools with increased confidence, knowledge and capacity.

Fergal was previously business development director for Babcock/VT Group’s Education and Skills business and a director of Four S, which provides support services to all schools in Surrey. Prior to this, he was the education strategy director for GEMS, the largest group of international schools in the world.

Fergal has been headteacher/principal of three schools, one of which was Anglo-French. He has a BA in English and drama from Exeter University, an MA in education management from the Open University and an MBA in public services management from Nottingham University. He is chair of governors at a comprehensive school in Brixton and on the board of a multi-academy trust in Guildford.



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