Ross McGill is an experienced teacher and school leader, who has worked in some of the most challenging schools in London over the past three decades. Throughout his school leadership, he has been responsible for improving quality of teaching and learning and has a national profile as the leading contributor and organiser of online CPD within a growing community of education professionals. He has won many awards for teaching, blogging and as an author – most recently the Times 500 – and is frequently asked to speak at national conferences and is regularly asked to reflect on educational developments in various newspapers about education policy.
McGill was recognised by Debrett’s in 2015 and features in People of Today, which recognises over 20,000 individuals who are positively influencing Britain and inspiring others through their achievements and leadership. McGill received a Teaching Award and was nominated for ‘Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School in London, 2004’. He was also listed as an ‘Education Reformer of the Year in 2014’ by The Education Foundation Think Tank. His site regularly reaches the number one spot in blogger awards for education.
McGill qualified as a teacher with a BAEd in Design Technology with Secondary Education (QTS) from Goldsmiths College, University of Arts London (93-97). He gained a masters degree in Design Studies from Central St. Martins College, University of Arts London(2006). He currently supports the charity work of Education Support UK and sits on the Leadership Faculty at Teaching Leaders. He is a former SSAT Design Technology Lead Practitioner. Read more about McGill’s education awards and an up-close-and-personal interview by Schools Week.