“I enjoy being part of something with Kumon, and the franchise model really works for me.”

Linsey Kemp has spent her career teaching maths to students across England and Scotland, but in August last year she made the move from mainstream education to Kumon business owner and hasn’t looked back!

Previously Head of Maths at an independent school in Glasgow and Deputy Head at a prep school in Sussex, Linsey had enjoyed the responsibility of leadership. Following a move back home to Ayr, Scotland, she returned to public sector education, teaching maths in a local secondary school.

Linsey was already familiar with Kumon having previously taught Kumon students in the classroom, whom she noticed really benefited from studying on the maths and English programmes. A trip to Edinburgh brought Linsey in contact with the Kumon Corstorphine Study Centre, and a subsequent conversation with a friend whose child had attended the former Kumon centre in Ayr, got Linsey thinking about re-opening the study centre there. [ Click here for full story ]

“You cannot be a vet without being good at maths, so the numeracy skills Kumon taught me have been invaluable.”

Kumon was established in the UK in 1991, and over the preceding 27 years has grown into the UK’s largest supplementary education provider, having helped hundreds of thousands of young people realise and develop towards their true potential.

At Kumon learning is for the long run; Kumon looks towards the adult the student will become, and aims to instil in them the knowledge, skills and mind-set to achieve future success.

We were so pleased to catch up with two Kumon alumni, Vet and veterinary business owner Rhian Hobrough and Independent Games Developer Jay Armstrong, and hear how their commitment to the programmes as children helped them work towards, and achieve their career goals.” [ Click here for full story ]

For the last 12 months, the Ham Dingle Primary School in Stourbridge, Dudley has been working in partnership with the Kumon Stourbridge Study Centre to develop the potential of their Pupil Premium children.

Watch this short film, where Headteacher Jacqui Grace shares their experience working together with Kumon, and in particular, the amazing progress of nine-year-old Deakan.

Representatives from Kumon and the Ham Dingle Primary School presented at a Pupil Premium Conference in Manchester

Representatives from Kumon and the Ham Dingle Primary School attended and presented at a Pupil Premium Conference in Manchester on Thursday 14 December 2017.

Lisa Sheldon, Instructor at the Kumon Stourbridge Study Centre co-presented with Headteacher Jacqui Grace and Deputy Head, Debra Hunt from the Ham Dingle Primary School in Stourbridge, Dudley, about their experiences of working together to develop the potential of their Pupil Premium children.

In January 2017, five pupils from their Pupil Premium cohort, four from Year 4 and one from Year 3, began attending the Stourbridge Study centre, studying on either the Kumon maths or English programme.

Initially like all Kumon students, they started at a level which was academically comfortable for them, so that there could be a real focus on developing their concentration, independent learning and mental agility. In just under 12 months the children have made fantastic progress, and both the school and their parents are immensely proud. The school is so impressed with their growth they’re looking to include Year 2 students in the project next year. [ Click here for full story ]