Paul K. Ainsworth

  • Writer: Paul has been writing for the Teacher Toolkit website since 2012.
  • He is an academy advisor for a large Multi-Academy Trust supporting primary and secondary schools. Paul has 15+ years senior leadership experience, including being the headteacher of a secondary school; he is also the chair of governors for two primary schools.
  • Paul writes for many educational publications and is regularly approached to speak at national teaching conferences. He recently spoke at TEDx Pocklington. 
  • His books include; Bloomsbury CPD Library: Middle Leadership, The Senior Leader’s Yearbook and Get that Teaching Job.
  • Read more about Paul and follow him at @PKAinsworth.
  • Contact Paul 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...