About @TeacherToolkit

Blogging since 2000 and teaching since 1992, Ross created this website in 2007 to share his thoughts and classroom resources. One reply from a teacher on the other side of the world soon equated to hundreds each day, and after 15 years of regularly blogging on TeacherToolkit.co.uk, the demand for his teaching and learning ideas have spread rapidly across the world. Today, Ross's website has reached over 14.5 million people in 190 countries around the world!

Ross empowers all teachers to reduce their workload, become research-informed and develop to be more effective in the classroom. He is also an advocate for teacher mental health. With over 2,500 blog posts and podcasts on the site (roughly 3 each week), plus hundreds of classroom resources, there is no aspect of school life untouched...

Ross's goal is simple. To make complex, classroom theory as practical and as accessible as possible for time-poor teachers.



Ross Morrison McGill


  1. To give teachers a professional platform from which to be heard
  2. To support the teaching community by sharing ideas, research; to challenge policy, guidance and publications
  3. To provide teachers across the world with solutions to support their professional lives and working environments
  4. To offer support to others and the chance to publish their work with us, publishing resources we believe in, content that is up to date and inclusive.
  5. Although we receive some income from advertising, we will never promote a company’s product that we do not believe will make a difference to teaching and learning. This income, which represents less than 5 per cent of all content on this site, ensures 95 per cent of our website remains free CPD for teachers.


Our Team

Ross Morrison McGill

Ross Morrison McGill

Founder & Managing Director

  • Ross is an experienced senior teacher with a career-history spanning 25+ years working in state schools across London. He is also an award-winning teacher, author and blogger. He is frequently asked to speak at national conferences across the world and is asked to reflect on educational developments about education policy.
  • In 2015, Ross was nominated for ‘500 Most Influential People in the Britain’ by The Sunday Times for his influence on education.
  • He is currently training teachers and studying for his doctorate at Cambridge University.
  • Ross is the founder of managing director of @TeacherToolkit Ltd.
Jenni McGill

Jenni McGill

Managing Director

  • Jenni is co-director of TeacherToolkit and without her, none of this would have ever happened or would continue to.
  • She maintains a pragmatic approach for all and adds capacity to deal with the 100s of work-related requests we receive each week from all over the world. Jenni has worked in state schools for 16 years as a head of design technology. She also curates her own sewing workshops for adults and children...
Joshua McGovern

Joshua McGovern

Podcast Producer

  • Josh has been working with Teacher Toolkit since March 2018 and is the production manager for our podcasts.
  • He has a degree in Music Production and is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University and is a fellow collaborator on Iesha Small’s ‘Mindshackles‘ project – providing musical accompaniment to the personal stories ‘Documenting Depression Through Words and Photographs’ and is a former Station Manager of Crackers Radio in London. Aside from working with TT, he is a freelance podcast editor and music producer and is working for Dubzoo: a London-based startup that empowers music makers through daily insights on how to grow their fan base on social media.
Talah Kaddourah

Talah Kaddourah

Content Manager

  • Talah is a former student of Ross McGill and has been formally working with Teacher Toolkit since January 2018.
  • She recently joined the Teacher Toolkit team after achieving first-class honours from the University of Leeds in Digital Media, whilst continuing her further education in an MA in Political Communication at the same institution.
  • She is responsible for the marketing aspect of all social media channels and Talah’s main interests include communication, design, education and politics. Talah is interested in the importance of and lack of attention to the development of public speaking and non-verbal communication in young people. This interest was exemplified through her part in a joint scheme between the University of Leeds and Leeds City Council, delivering confidence and public speaking workshops to disadvantaged schools around West Yorkshire.
Isolde Willats

Isolde Willats

Project Manager

  • Isolde is a psychology graduate from Goldsmiths College, University of London.
  • She has been working with Teacher Toolkit since mid-2020.
  • She is responsible for the projects and content with organisations we partner with.
  • Isolde is interested in the intersection of people, talent, and workplace psychology

Here to help support teachers working in education. @TeacherToolkit is one of the most widely read education websites across the world and is consistently awarded the number one blog on education, in the UK!