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Hull & East Yorkshire's only registered charity for dyslexia.

Our Story

Dyslexia Sparks was founded in August 2016, with a mission to support dyslexic individuals across the Hull and East Yorkshire region.

Co-founded by Founding Director, Jane Craig, and previous Centre Manager, Mary Robinson, Sparks quickly established itself as the leading provider of dyslexia support within the area.

Sparks was born out of a passion for helping people reach their potential and find their inner SPARK. It’s built on many years’ experience of understanding the barriers dyslexic individuals face, and a desire to ensure they can overcome these challenges.

At Sparks we are a charity who puts CARE at the heart of what we do – we care about the people we work with, we care about what they’re going through, and we care about their futures – and we are committed to doing what we can to ensure their future becomes what they want it to be.

Dyslexia Sparks was founded in August 2016, with a mission to support dyslexic individuals across the Hull and East Yorkshire region.

Co-founded by Founding Director, Jane Craig, and previous Centre Manager, Mary Robinson, Sparks quickly established itself as the leading provider of dyslexia support within the area.

Sparks was born out of a passion for helping people reach their potential and find their inner SPARK. It’s built on many years’ experience of understanding the barriers dyslexic individuals face, and a desire to ensure they can overcome these challenges.

At Sparks we are a charity who puts CARE at the heart of what we do – we care about the people we work with, we care about what they’re going through, and we care about their futures – and we are committed to doing what we can to ensure their future becomes what they want it to be.

Our mission:

To support dyslexic individuals of all ages to identify their strengths and learning needs – enabling them to overcome any barriers, make progress and to reach their full potential.

We recognise the impact that dyslexia can have on significant others and extend our support to the families of dyslexic individuals.

We offer understanding, professionalism and a safe environment within which this mission can be achieved.

Our Vision:

In a world where dyslexic individuals are valued and celebrated for what they have to offer.

We envisage a world where dyslexic individuals can unleash their inner spark in order to make valued contributions – at school, work and in the wider community.

We aspire for schools, workplaces and governing bodies to support this vision by designing and implementing policies and procedures which allow dyslexic individuals to be fully supported.

Discover our latest News Stories 

Events
May 20, 2024

Support your child’s learning through the summer break

Free Parent Support Group Wednesday 10 July, 10-11am Are you worried about your child experiencing the dreaded 'summer slide'? Join Dyslexia Sparks for an online workshop which aims to support…
Events
May 7, 2024

Supporting the Transition From Primary to Secondary School

Parent Support Group Thursday 13 June, 10-11am Are you a parent gearing up for your child’s big leap from primary to secondary school? Join us for an insightful webinar on…
Events
May 1, 2024

How to Get an Educational Healthcare Plan Assessment

Thursday 9 May, 10-11am Educational Healthcare Plans – What are they? What are the assessments and how to apply. Our online free Parent Support Group in May on educational healthcare…
Blog
April 10, 2024

Join #TeamSparks in the Hull 10K

Calling all runners... Dyslexia Sparks are taking on the Hull 10K to raise money for our charity. Are you ready for a fun filled morning with a little bit of…