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Kate has been providing Level 1 courses since 2007 as a national trainer for SAPERE and as an independent trainer. She is SAPERE trained to offer support to individual schools, including modelling sessions with students and advising on the development of P4C within the school. Her background includes being a Secondary school English teacher and Local Authority advisor on P4C and she currently works part time in a secondary school.
Kate led classroom sessions regularly in various primary schools for over 5 years from Reception to Year 6, as well as working with teachers in the delivery of P4C to. Kate has also been leading weekly P4C sessions with KS3 secondary school pupils for the past two years and has experience of working with sixth formers. She is leading the introduction of using thinking skills in all classrooms in her current school. She is in the process of establishing a networking group for her local area.
Alison provides INSET, SAPERE Foundation & Advanced training and practical classroom support to teachers. She has been a Primary Teacher and School Manager for twenty years. Her work is based around her regular experience of P4C practice in the classroom.
Over the past three years Alison has led P4C in a local junior school. The school have since achieved a SAPERE Silver School Award. She works alongside teachers, planning P4C sessions and providing mentoring support.
Additionally, in her role as Training Manager for SAPERE, she co-ordinates and advises on whole school training programmes, reviews school award applications and supports SAPERE trainer CPD.
Having taught in a range of both primary and secondary schools for over 20 years, Gillian took on the role of behaviour support teacher working for the Local Authority in 2000. Gillian led the implementation of primary SEAL across the authority and achieved national recognition for this work with colleagues from other authorities learning from their good practice.
Gillian came across P4C through her work with Primary SEAL and went on to become a SAPERE Trainer. She piloted a project training Sixth Formers to Level 1 in order to support transition work with Year 6 pupils. This was the focus of an article published in Optimus Education - Social and Emotional Learning Update Aug 2010.
Gillian has also worked with schools to develop P4C with parents. She runs regular P4C network and study meetings for local schools and has developed resources within Southend to enhance P4C delivery.
Currently, Gillian is Assistant Principal in a large primary academy in Southend-on-Sea in Essex, and also the Executive Development Manager for a successful CPD company, providing services across the Essex and Thurrock area.
Specialist areas: Developing P4C with parents, Thinking skills, Implementing P4C across the keystages in a primary setting
Location: Southend-on-Sea, Essex
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