Who We Are

Manchester Progressive Education Children’s Community – MPECC is a Company founded by Effie Delphinius and Susana Lopez Penedo.

Through Alexandra Park Children’s Learning Community , we want  to provide the kind of flexible , democratic, creative and bilingual education to children in Manchester that we envisage for our own children. An education relevant to the 21st Century, that empowers children and encourages them to think outside the box. An education that puts an emphasis on collaboration and co-operation.  An education that respects and celebrates children's individual talents, skills and differences that when placed together form a unique collage of creative future leaders and thinkers.

Effie Delphinius, MA, has twenty years experience as an artist, and three years as a community artist and arts consultant. She lived in Spain for ten years where she worked as an artist and learning facilitator. She has an MA in Critical Theory of Arts and has lectured in art theory. She has exhibited her art widely in the UK, Ireland and Spain. In addition she has trained for two years as a psychotherapist in transactional analysis.

Susana Lopez Penedo, MA, PhD, is a qualified teacher with expertise in secondary education. She has five years experience as a university lecturer, training early years, primary education and secondary education teachers. She is an academic researcher in Sociology of Education and is currently researching  “ICT use in schools and personalized learning” and has published widely in the field of Sociology.