The Fitzroy Method has a unique history: it was not originally designed for the market. It was created with only one intention – reading confidence and mastery in the classrooms of the innovative Fitzroy Community School. They were created by Faye Berryman, co-founder, principal and Head of English at the Fitzroy Community School and Philip O'Carroll, co-founder of FCS, administrator, Head of Maths, former tutor in logic and linguistics at ANU and lecturer in the same subjects at University of Western Australia. Philip and Faye watched and taught students over sixteen years, learning through much trial and experimentation.