@TeacherToolkit gets the nod…

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Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit in 2010, and today, he is one of the 'most followed educators'on social media in the world. In 2015, he was nominated as one of the '500 Most Influential People in Britain' by The Sunday Times as a result of...
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One year ago, to this day, I was given that devastating news that rocked my career. My position had been identified for redundancy! You can read more about this here.

I left school that day, after the staff meeting, feeling like I’d just received a family bereavement and duly knowing what decision I was going to make… I couldn’t look any of my colleagues in the eye as I left for the staff car park at 3.30pm for the first time in a decade!

One year later, to this exact day, at my new place of work, I sat down with my new Headteacher for a review meeting. For those of you who didn’t know, or those who haven’t been watching my leadership journey, I’ve been on a temporary contract from October to April. Today, I had my position confirmed; my salary reviewed; my CPD heightened and realigned, as well as a affirmation of who I am, in the context of school and education leadership.

I am back on track. I am a wanted man. I am highly motivated and thriving working with students, parents and my colleagues.

Today was a great day, it was hectic, challenging and rewarding. I could say much more, but I’m just going to leave this post here…

Each academic year, about 2 or 3 days before February half-term, this date will always hold a special place in my memory, for all the right reasons…

– Posted by @TeacherToolkit


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