Joshua McGovern

  • Joshua McGovern has been working with Teacher Toolkit since March 2018.
  • He is responsible for our Soundcloud and iTunes channels and is the production manager for podcasts.
  • He has a degree in Music Production and is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University.
  • He is a fellow collaborator on Iesha Small’s ‘Mindshackles‘ project – providing musical accompaniment to the personal stories ‘Documenting Depression Through Words and Photographs’.
  • He 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.
  • Contact Joshua.


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...