A sample of various endorsements…

Nominated for Debrett’s – UK’s 500 Most Influential People in Education 2014 – in The Sunday Times. Announcement due late January 2015.

For pioneering work in the online and face to face support of teachers across the UK and the open sharing of resources through @TeacherToolkit and @SLTchat.” Education Reformers of the Year 2014 by The Education Foundation Think Tank (December 2014)

“… hugely impressive and moving to see the way McGill has tackled the varying challenges of a disadvantaged education, a very difficult personal time for his family, redundancy, the wrath of a multinational media conglomerate, an extremely demanding senior post in a tough inner-city school, and managed to create the UK’s most successful educational blog and Twitter feed. Wow! And it couldn’t happen to a nicer man. Hats off to him, I say!” Francis Gilbert – teacher, journalist and author of  I’m a Teacher, Get Me Out of Here. Read the full interview and video here for Local Schools Network. (July 2014)

A feature in 110 years of education at Goldsmiths College, representing the 1990s. (November 2014)

“Ross is always a welcome-speaker at SSAT events, blending the practical with the big ideas, humour with sincerity. At the Annual Arts Conference 2014, Ross explored how practitioners can bring some rigour and structure to the Grand Topic of ‘creativity’, a workshop that received overwhelmingly positive responses from delegates. Whilst more theoretical than some of Ross’ previous workshops, Ross managed to achieve this whilst also giving delegates lots to take away and implement back in school.”  Tom Middlehurst (email) – Head of Research and Director of the Annual Arts Conference. @Tom_Middlehurst (June 2014)

“I was organising a two day face to face for over 200 food technology teachers. I wanted a senior leader who was both knowledgeable and inspirational for the plenary. Who would be able to send off the teachers at the end of a long day enriched, enthused, excited and enlivened? Ross was my first and only choice to fit that bill and deliver. It is the toughest slot at any event, and he provided a tailor made, challenging and innovative presentation, that engaged the teachers to the last moment. I’d ask him again in a flash” Louise T Davies, (email): Founder of Food Teachers Centre; Lead Food Technology Consultant at D&T Association. (1st March 2014)

All-in-all though this is a book of ideas: the manifold ideas of an experienced and talented campaigner, who keeps himself up-to-the-minute with new technologies, who still plays in the classroom every day, and who knows the value of quirk. I wish he was my teacher!” Phil Beadle (August 2013)

“A popular piece from one of our top bloggers. One of our top blogs of 2012” (The Guardian)

From Headteacher of George Greens, Isle of Dogs via Twitter: @KennyGFrederick to @TeacherToolkit“Ross you will make a great Headteacher! Your leadership skills are extraordinary! I did not even know I was being led!” (Original tweet here.)

Many thanks for sharing your teaching resources on the TES Resources website. I am delighted to inform you that you are one of…our very own 12 stars of Christmas – 12 users we feel have contributed particularly outstanding resources or gone out of their way to support the teaching community. (via TES)

“Ross is a brilliant writer – he can turn his hand to any subject to do with education and is always coming up with new and innovative ideas and approaches.” (Emma Drury – Editor for The Guardian)

“Ross is a visionary…making a real difference to the lives of young people.” (Lopa Patel MBE)

“Ross is a human dynamo…highly motivated and committed to developing colleagues through training and personal example.” ( John Bayley)

“Ross brings a clear and pragamtic voice to innovation in school leadership.” (Eylan Ezekiel – ONSchool proposer)

“A committed teacher with a head for marketing. Something of a rarity in the education sector and an asset to any school.” (Grebot Donnelly)

“Ross is by far the best member of SLT I have ever had the privilege to work with. I would jump at the chance to work with him again; he inspired me in so many ways and when the chips were down, always seemed to be able to put a positive slant on things. He is a true asset to the children he teaches and his thirst to improve both people around him and himself, is addictive.” (Rakesh Patel – IT Service Delivery Manager)

“Ross is one of the most inspirational, imaginative, motivated and organised people I have worked with.” (Alister Cooper – Senior Android Engineer)

“I feel so privileged that Ross makes this [@SLTchat] fabulous tool available to others and then trusts them with managing, what is one incredible contribution to development within the profession.” (@AndyPhilipDay)

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