Holly Gardner

  • Holly has worked with Teacher Toolkit since 2013 when she commissioned Ross McGill’s first book for Bloomsbury Education!
  • She is responsible for developing the resources site and content editing.
  • Holly is a former senior commissioning editor at Bloomsbury Publishing, where she commissioned and edited over 50 books for teachers in the UK, taking them from concept to publication.
  • Holly recently became a teacher herself, moving to Madrid to learn to teach English as a foreign language and she continues to work as a freelance commissioning editor.
  • You can follow her at @HollyEditTeach
  • Contact Holly.


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'. 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 currently a PGCE tutor and is researching 'social media and its influence on education policy' for his EdD at Cambridge University. 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...