Just Great Teaching

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What does research say about effective professional learning?

On Saturday 8th July 2017, Tom Sherrington and I will be piloting ‘Just Great Teaching’: a thought-provoking and practical training day for teachers and school leaders. Some of the issues to be tackled on the day include: How to plan lessons that build on good practice? Ideas for differentiation, stretch and challenge, as well as ideas for effective feedback to help reduce workload.

Why Attend?

We will explore the most up-to-date ideas from research and practice to re-boot your thinking so you can return to school, equipped with strategies to use immediately in your own classroom. We will also give you the tools to deliver the training yourself to share with your own colleagues.


You can purchase a place at the event here for just £59.00. The location will be in London and the venue will be confirmed to ticket holders. Read draft details about the day.

If the event is a success, we hope to arrange more – once every half-term – around the U.K. So, if you can’t make this one, do let us know if you are interested in us organsing a similar event at a location near you. Leave your comments below.


To make the training day as useful as possible, we suggest that you focus on a particular unit of work and, if possible, a particular group of students. It may help you to bring some information about the scheme of work you are using and information about the students to support your action planning. For example, class data.

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Get in touch if you’d like more details; would like to sponsor the event or offer a venue.

Update 8th June = venue confirmed SE1 6NX


In 2010, Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit from a simple Twitter account through which he rapidly became the 'most followed teacher on social media in the UK'. In 2015, he was nominated as one of the '500 Most Influential People in Britain' by The Sunday Times as a result of being most influential in the field of education. He remains the only classroom teacher to feature to this day ... Sharing resources and ideas online as @TeacherToolkit, he has built this website (c2008) which has been described as one of the 'most influential blogs on education in the UK', winning the UK Blog Awards (2018). Read more...

11 thoughts on “Just Great Teaching

  • 6th May 2017 at 9:08 am

    I am interested in a similar event near me.
    Batley, West Yorkshire

      • 6th May 2017 at 5:50 pm

        I am also interested in a northern event as I have plans already on 8th July date. I am based in Manchester.

  • 6th May 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Over here in the East- Norwich- would be fab.

  • 6th May 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Very interested in attending but preferably near Manchester.

  • 9th May 2017 at 8:05 am

    Very interested if coming to Wales although Bristol and/or Birmingham are accessible.


  • 26th June 2017 at 10:04 am

    We can confirm the following so far:

    3rd November – Gosport
    17th November – Bristol
    9th December – Manchester

    • 11th July 2017 at 9:25 pm

      Dear Claudia – thank you for the offer. We are coming down to Gosport on 7th November. I think we already have a school venue there. However, if you’d like to host us on another date – or even have us in for an INSET at your school, do contact Ross here.


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