UK Blog Awards 2018

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On Friday 20th April, we attended the UK Blog Awards 2018 which are the biggest influencer recognition event of the year, bringing together digital leaders and rising stars of the influencer industry. TeacherToolkit.co.uk was nominated for “Best UK Education Blog” in the business category for the second year in a row.

Resonant and Engaging Content Creators

Now in its fifth year, The UK Blog Awards reflects the tremendous growth of the internet as a tool for creating content online for businesses and individuals. The awards recognise and celebrate the most resonant and engaging content creators in the UK, highlighting the unique and resonant nature of online communities. It is the most prestigious, and the only, multi-industry awards honouring online excellence.

Out of the 250,000+ votes received via the public vote, Teacher Toolkit reached the finals after the support of the education community (thank you!). The purpose of the public vote illustrates how influential our content is online. Each category was then assessed against a rigorous criteria from a wide judging panel.

The UK Blog Award for Education Winner Is?

We are delighted to inform you that we won the award!

This is fantastic considering that we have just amalgamated the work which I have been doing over the past 10 years (on this website) to a group effort over the past one and a half years to the team you currently know. This has been a challenging 18 months, working remotely from London, Leeds and Madrid, pulling together over 55+ teacher bloggers from all over the world to generate some of the most useful content for teachers – and to also influence education policy in the U.K.

Only last month, we exceeded 1,425+ blog posts (with me having written over 1,000 of them!), reached 200,000 readers for the first time in our history, our social media audiences exceed 1/4M followers, generating over 9 million impressions each month; and our newsletter database continues to exceed 10,000 subscribers.

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The event was held at The Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London. On the night itself, we enjoyed wine and good company. It was a great evening for celebrating and networking with some of the biggest bloggers in the U.K. – from Cars and Dating to Food and Technology. You name it, key influencers from within the sector were there. It was great to come together to relax and celebrate.

I guess I’ll need to get used to saying ‘we’ much more often. Who’d have thought a simple Twitter account would have supported millions of teachers, parents and students around the world! Thank you to ‘you’ for reading, for your vote of support and to our regular followers for your support to me over the last 10 years ~ Ross.

To find out who all the winner were in each of the categories, visit the UK Blog Awards.

@TeacherToolkit

In 2010, Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit from a simple Twitter account in which he rapidly became the 'most followed teacher on social media in the UK'. Today, he is currently a PGCE tutor and is researching 'social media and its influence on education policy' for his EdD at Cambridge University. In 2015, he was nominated for '500 Most Influential People in Britain' in The Sunday Times as one of the most influential in the field of education - he remains the only classroom teacher to feature to this day ... Sharing online as @TeacherToolkit, he rebuilt this website (c2008) into what you are now reading, as one of the 'most influential blogs on education in the UK', winning the number one spot at the UK Blog Awards (2018). Today, he is slowly building an online community of teachers ... In 1993, he started teaching and is an experienced school leader working in some of the toughest schools in London. He is also a former Teaching Awards winner for 'Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School, London' (2004) and has written several books on teaching (2013-2018). Read more...

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