Katy Parkinson

Founder Director

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

Sarah Ledger

Chief Executive

Sarah has previously held roles of Deputy Head Teacher for Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Assistant Head Teacher, Head of English and brings over 20 years of curriculum, teacher training, leadership development and classroom experience to Lexonik. Sarah is passionate in empowering and inspiring teachers and learning facilitators to maximise their performance in order to allow students to exceed their potential.

Anne Wassell


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.

Lisa Parkinson


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 Hicks

Senior Manager

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.

Marcela Willis

Training Coordinator

Marcela is Lexonik’s Training Coordinator. A qualified TESOL Teacher from the Czech Republic, she has always been fascinated with English language and literature. Marcela works within the operations team to support and coordinate our training events.

Lynne Plunkett

Financial Administrator

Lynne brings over 25 years of administrative experience to her role as PA to the Directors. Her invaluable skills support the Directors to work towards company goals both generally on a day to day basis as well as with specific projects.

Gemma Bell

Office Manager

Gemma combines her computer and communication skills to provide administrative support to the business. MHFA Youth qualified, Gemma has previously devoted time to a children’s mental health charity and worked within a school. Her experience has reinforced her belief that education plays a part in deterring issues. With Lexonik, Gemma thinks she has found the opportunity to apply her skills while fulfilling a desire to better the lives of others.

Sarah McNeill

IT Manager

Sarah has a masters degree in computing with experience of software development for sector applications. Passionate about technology and innovation, Sarah works closely with the team to support and deliver the digital vision for our literacy developments.