As a teacher-led and family–run business, Learning Performance provides schools with unique and innovative study skills, resilience and literacy and numeracy programmes to help raise achievement and inspire a love of learning.

In 1992, Heather and Roger Starbuck, wanted to make learning easier for their son who struggled at school. They combined scientific evidence on how the brain learns and their experience as teachers, to create cutting – edge study skills workshops.

Nearly 25 years later Learning Performance continues to be a family-run business with Carrie Starbuck, a former teacher and political advisor, as Managing Director.

To learn more about Carrie and why we started, watch our video!


Our Values

As a teacher-led and family-run business our strong values are at the core of what we do and they continue to drive us forward year after year.

  1. We believe all children can achieve, no matter their social economic background 
  2. We believe in a personal and holistic approach to raising achievement and aspirations
  3. We believe in the power of creativity and imagination to make learning easier
  4. We believe in family; trust, respect, honesty and unwavering support. Our HQ staff, presenter team and our schools are all part of the Learning Performance family

Our Vision

Our Vision is to work with all schools in the UK to raise achievement and inspire a love of learning. By 2020 we will:

  1. Collaborate and support schools to raise achievement and aspirations
  2. Encourage and advocate a research-led approach to teaching and Learning Performance
  3. Embed metacognition into the learning culture of schools
  4. Develop successful, independent and resilient learners

We believe in family–trust, respect and unwavering support. Our HQ staff, presenter team and all our Learning Performance schools are part of this family! 

With over 25 years experience, research and educational background we provide schools with knowledgeable, personalised, high–impact workshops and programmes. 

Our outstanding and highly experienced presenter team are passionate about raising aspirations and inspiring a love of learning. Many didn’t have an easy start in life, found learning difficult, overcame challenges and are now inspirational role models for young people. 

80% of our schools return to us time and time again. That is testimony to the excellence of our HQ support and presenter team. 

Don’t just take our word for it! View our teacher testimonials and listen to what students said after one of our workshops.