Patrick Garton is founder and Director of Oxfordshire Teacher Training, an Ofsted–rated Outstanding SCITT provider that works with primary, special, nursery and secondary schools across Oxfordshire. He also has lead roles within the Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance and the River Learning Trust. Prior to this he held a number of teaching and leadership roles in primary and secondary schools, predominantly in London and Oxford. He is a trustee and trainer for NASBTT and a passionate advocate of high quality and coherently focused initial teacher training and early career development which prepares teachers for long and rewarding careers. He has always maintained a regular teaching timetable to ensure that everything he does has relevance to the world of the classroom.