Katy is the inspiration behind and creator of Sound Training. Prior to developing the programme she was a Senior Learning and Language Advisor in a large urban unitary authority. Katy has 27 years’ teaching experience, specialising in supporting pupils with dyslexia. She holds a Post Graduate Certificate (PGC) in Special Education, a PGC in Dyslexia and is an Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA).
Personal mission: to enable every child to fulfil their potential
Claire is the driving force behind the growth and development of the company and those within it. Passionate about education, personal development and raising standards, Claire brings 30 years’ experience in teaching, training and management to the role and is committed to channelling her leadership experience and expertise to lead the whole company to success in existing and new sectors.
Personal mission: to lead the company in enabling every child to fulfil their potential
Training and development manager
Anne has previously held roles as Vice Principal, Director of Studies and SENCO and uses this experience to monitor and develop quality and training processes and activity, which are paramount to the consistency, success and potential growth of both Lexonik and Sound Training.
Involved in Sound Training from the start, Lisa is a qualified teacher, who brings huge passion and commitment to the recruitment and training of our national team of teachers, ensuring standardisation of delivery and impact of Lexonik in the UK and internationally.
Michelle brings her 20 years’ experience and understanding of the demands on schools and teachers to the team and is responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the business. This includes ensuring customer service and support of the highest standard.
Jackie has over 20 years administration and personal assistant experience. Jackie supports the management team in the day to day running of the business, by bringing executive thinking, excellent planning and organisational skills.
Lorna taught science for 18 years in London before working as advisor and team leader on the Specialist Schools Programme at SSAT. Lorna joined Sound Training in 2013 and brings her experience and enthusiasm to the role of supporting and training teachers to maximise the impact of Lexonik in schools.
Tricia van der Vliet
Tricia has been a Lexonik teacher since 2013. She has a wealth of experience in teaching, training, senior leadership roles within schools and as an Advisory Officer for a Local Authority, specialising in Primary English and School Improvement. She has an innovative and creative approach to teaching both children and adults alike.
Jo is an enthusiastic and energetic English teacher who has delivered Lexonik in schools across the Midlands since 2013. Her first hand experience of teaching the programme means she is ideally placed to support and advise our new partners.
Etta taught for 22 years in inner city schools before to leaving to work in the public sector, linking education with business. She then ran her own business for 15 years, supporting women to achieve their full potential, for which she was awarded an OBE. Etta is passionate about the role of literacy in ensuring every individual has the opportunity to succeed.
Ian has twenty-five years’ experience of teaching and working with children and young adults in the Bristol area. He has extensive experience of delivering Lexonik, having been part of a team that successfully delivered the programme to over 600 students at Orchard School in Bristol.
Amy is a creative and energetic teacher with ten years’ experience of teaching English Language, Literature and Media as well as leading on Literacy and PSHCE in schools in Coventry and Warwickshire. She is a passionate advocate of the importance of the link between literacy skills and raising aspiration in young people and adults alike.