Dr Jo Fitzsimons

Head of Professional Development Services

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Dr Jo Fitzsimons

Dr Jo Fitzsimons joined Whitefield in 2002. She is Acting Head of the Professional Development 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.