You would imagine for Jon Curry, new owner of MagiKats Gainsborough, that two dogs, a cat, a horse and a family would keep him busy. Add to this a passion for motor-racing (in the form of the marvellous Caterham 7s) and 38 years playing rugby, and you get a picture of the latest, and quite possibly the most energetic, franchise owner that MagiKats have seen to date!
Jon epitomises the saying; 'If you want something done, get a busy person to do it!' After working in both education consultancy and leadership for 21 years, Jon decided, for quality of life purposes, it was time to continue his commitment to the students of Gainsborough by opening a MagiKats maths and English Tuition Centre.
"I was delighted to discover a gap in provision in my local area."
As a Deputy Headteacher and Education Consultant, Jon Curry is one of those teachers who’s seen education from the management side. His time as a leading maths teacher, supporting colleagues to deliver positive outcomes for students sees him fired-up to make MagiKats Gainsborough the go-to centre for local students.
"MagiKats caters to students from reception to GCSE and beyond and is an all-inclusive service, designed for any ability of any student."
"Obviously, with MagiKats being a family run business, with a great network of fellow franchisees to talk with, and not to mention the highest quality teaching resources, a lot of boxes are ticked. I feel like I can get back to the heart of teaching again, helping students with their goals and confidence."
Jon went with a MagiKats franchise (over other known brands) because:
"There’s a history of successful franchises across the UK and Internationally, the brand is strong and the materials and method of delivery is unique and strikes a chord with my experiences in improving outcomes for students in National Curriculum programmes for English and maths."
MagiKats Gainsborough services Lincolnshire and surrounding villages, from Kirton in Lindsey, Redbourne, Scotter, Beckingham, Gringley, Everton, Bawtry and all points in between.
"We invite each child to experience a workshop live, and then we create an individual learning programme. With encouragement, small group work and mentoring, each child shows progress both academically and in personal confidence. Our company motto is 'learning without limits' and we take our students as far as they wish to go. They very much own the journey, and grow so much with us, over time."
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In any group of children, there are so many different interests and abilities. MagiKats helps all my students work with materials that are relevant, interesting, and at an appropriate level.Tim Capner, MagiKats Franchisee
As an ex-teacher, I find the MagiKats work comprehensive, written to a good standard and accessible to the students.Julie Sleightholme, MagiKats Franchisee
I love MagiKats as it gives me lot of flexibility to design specific programmes for varying types of students, their capabilities and requirements.Shruti Pednekar, MagiKats Franchisee
Enjoy the safety and reassurance of having well organised business materials, advice and training behind you, as well as the support of people who care about your success.
Gain great satisfaction from making a visible difference to the children in your community, by helping them achieve their potential and grow in confidence.
Enjoy a great work life balance.