James Manwaring

  • James Manwaring has been writing for Teacher Toolkit since February 2017.
  • He is director of music for Windsor Learning Partnership, a Multi-Academy Trust in Windsor, Berkshire.
  • He oversees music for the 4 schools in the trust and has been working in music education for 16 years.
  • James has been nominated for a National Music Education Award for the last 4 years and is a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians and MMA.
  • He is passionate about music education and aims to provide opportunities for all students to get involved in learning, creating and performing music.
  • Contact James and read all of his blogs here.


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...