Ross Morrison McGill also known as @TeacherToolkit, the ‘most followed educator on Twitter in the UK’ is the founder of one of the most popular education websites in the world. He is an award-winning blogger, author, and teacher with over 25 years teaching and school leadership experience in some of the most challenging schools in London.
In December 2015, he was nominated for The Sunday Times '500 Most Influential People in Britain 2015' and remains the only classroom teacher to have featured to this day ... "
In August 2018 and after 32 years of silence, he recently spoke out about male sexual abuse to encourage more men to speak out.
He is a qualified teacher who, across three decades has worked in some of the most challenging schools in London as an assistant and deputy headteacher. Throughout his school leadership, he has been responsible for improving quality of teaching and learning and has a national profile as a leading contributor and organiser of professional development, research, and teacher wellbeing within a growing community of education professionals. As the most followed educator on social media in the U.K., he also offers unique social media insights and support for schools and organisations.
He is frequently asked to speak at national conferences and has worked with teachers all over the U.K. and in Canada, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates. He is regularly asked to reflect on educational developments in various publications about education policy and through his website, supports teachers worldwide. He is a PGCE tutor and visiting tutor at the University of Buckingham and when not completing action research on and offline, he is either teaching, reading, writing or tweeting!
Ross has started his doctorate (EdD) at Cambridge University and is researching "how social media influences education policy". In January 2016, he was listed in The Times 500 as one of the most influential people in Britain. He has won national awards for teaching, as an education author, and for his blogging.
He qualified as a teacher with a BAEd in Design Technology with Secondary Education (QTS) from Goldsmiths College, University of Arts London (93-97). He gained a masters degree in Design Studies from Central St. Martins College, University of Arts London (2006). He is a former SSAT Design Technology Lead Practitioner and was recognised by The Teaching Awards in 2004. He supports the charity work of Survivors UK; Education Support UK; Bliss Charity and Tommy's Baby. He received a Teaching Award and was nominated for 'Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School in London, 2004'.
He is currently a judge for The Teaching Awards, for the 'Outstanding Use of Technology in Education' category.
Ross has already started plans on his fourth book and four of his bloggers on his site now have their own book deals, publishing throughout 2018-19. He has written for Schools Week newspaper and for the Guardian Education.
Teacher Toolkit website is consistently ranked 25th in education across the world by Teach 100 and articles and resources exceed 8 million views collectively. In 2014 to 2018, Vuelio awarded McGill with the 'Best UK Education Blog' and in March 2016, DRUM shortlisted Teacher Toolkit for ‘Best Use of Social Media' by alongside BBC, ITV, Vogue Magazine and The Mirror. In 2017 Teacher Toolkit was also shortlisted for the U.K. Blog Awards in Education and in April 2018, won!