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Tory Sparks

Tory Sparks, BSc (Hons), Dip OCR (SpLD), APC

Tory has been involved with the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre for a number of years, both as a student and more recently as a Tutor for the OCR Level 5 Diploma course.  She is very much aware of the professionalism and commitment expected of candidates studying at HADC and is keen to support each cohort to develop their skills and to succeed. 

Tory is a Specialist Teacher in a primary school with a specialist support centre for children with additional learning needs.  Her key areas of interest relate to dyslexia and co-occurring difficulties with the development of speech, language and communication.  In 2011/12 she was responsible for project managing and helping to deliver a Speech and Language Training Project to members of staff from seventeen primary schools across the locality and continues to be involved with the project’s sustainability.

Prior to teaching, Tory had a successful career in marketing and public relations.  She has firsthand experience of supporting members of her own family who have specific learning difficulties. She loves her field of work and strives to add value wherever possible while continuing her own professional development.

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