It was a case of becoming students again for seven teachers who are set to graduate together from the University of Leicester with MBAs in Educational Management.

The teachers are from Lodge Park School, a Technology College in Corby, Northamptonshire and they follow in the footsteps of their headteacher, Richard Parker, who completed his MBA via the same route in 1997 using the tutorials and course actually delivered in the school.

"The fact that six of these are in their 40s and 50s is testimony to their success since becoming students again," said Mr Parker.

"It represented a tremendous undertaking which tested spirits of resilience and self confidence to the full."

The group was under the tutelage of Mr David Middlewood from the University's School of Education Centre in Northampton.

"This is ample proof of the success of the school based EMDU programme," said Mr Parker

And the love for lifelong learning continues at the school where another six members of staff are nearing completion of the course - including the school librarian.

"It is fitting testimony to how effectively the model developed by the University and David Middlewood delivers high quality staff training," said Mr Parker.


The graduation ceremony for the teachers will be held on Thursday July 22 at 3pm.

For further information please contact Dr David Middlewood on 01604-630180. A photograph is available on request from Lodge Park School on 01536-203817/268631.

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