Dr Jo Fitzsimons
Head of Flourish Specialist Education Services
Dr Jo Fitzsimons joined Whitefield School in 2002. She is Head of the Professional Development and Outreach Services, which runs high-quality Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses and Foundation Degrees (FdA) in partnership with Greenwich and Kingston Universities, as well as excellent outreach services for mainstream schools in surrounding boroughs. She has a doctorate in SEND with a specialist interest in profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD), autism and sensory learning. Her previous appointments have included Deputy Head of School and curriculum management roles. Jo has also been involved in a wide range of International and European research projects and conferences offering training, support and advice on various aspects of SEND practice.