I’m Head of College at Robert Gordon’s College which is a 3-18 school in Aberdeen, Scotland. As a history teacher for 18 years, I have worked in Scotland, England and the UAE. I have taught national curricula as well as IB MYP and DP. I’ve worked as an examiner for the SQA, Edexcel and IBO. I was previously a Content Director of the Telegraph Festival of Education, and organise researchED Scotland. In Summer 2019 I launched EduMod at the Fringe, an international education festival, with Summerhouse Media.

I published a book with Carl Hendrick entitled ‘What does this look like in the classroom? Bridging the gap between research and practice’. We sourced questions from teachers to put to 18 experts in educational research so our readers could be armed with accurate knowledge of what works best in the classroom. Oliver Caviglioli of HOW2 fame provided the illustrations. The book is available from the publisher John Catt, and from Amazon. It has been translated into Czech and Swedish and has been released in the USA by Learning Sciences International as part of their Dylan Wiliam Collection. I also publish history textbooks and materials with Cambridge University Press and am a board member for the educational charity Remembering Srebrenica Scotland.


Thanks to https://www.rossananovella.com/ for photography.