Patrick Finegan

Patrick Finegan is a qualified teacher with extensive experience in all phases of education. He is an experienced Virtual Head for Looked After Children (5 LA’s) and was a lead Ofsted Inspector. He was a ministerial adviser for Edward Timpson MP and the Department for Education, and has undertaken commissions for the National College for Teaching and Learning. He was previously a highly successful Primary Head taking two schools out of Ofsted categories, and a school adviser in a local authority. Patrick has extensive inspection experience in all types of schools, local authorities and Virtual Schools. He was previously an expert witness for the House of Commons Select Committee for Looked After Children. Patrick is an experienced writer, trainer and consultant who specialises in helping schools become ‘Outstanding’ and in the education of Vulnerable Children.  Patrick runs Sutton Education Solutions Ltd which has recently undertaken commissions for numerous Local Authorities.