Tory has worked at the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity for six years as a tutor for the Level 5 and Level 7 professional training courses, and as a specialist teacher and assessor. Prior to teaching, Tory graduated from Newcastle University with a degree in Agricultural & Food Marketing and went on to enjoy a successful career in marketing and public relations. Having had her family, she joined the world of education where she worked for many years in a special support centre for children with additional learning needs within a community primary school.
This year, Tory took on the new role as Head of Projects at the charity.
''I am delighted to have been given this role and the golden opportunity it provides to achieve my aim of helping people with dyslexia and specific learning difficulties (SpLDs). I love working at the charity and look forward to working with Andy and the team, to help fulfil the ambitious plans set to increase the charity's reach and impact in the future.
We live in exciting times, not least because of the increasing opportunities that are emerging thanks to the recognition of the importance of a neurodiverse society. This new and developing outlook plays to the cognitive strengths of individuals with dyslexia and other SpLDs. I believe strongly in developing an increased awareness and understanding of these and to highlight the many qualities and skills that people with dyslexia have.''