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Our Mission:
We train teachers in Philosophy for Children which encourages children to think critically, creatively, collaboratively and caringly. We help children, particularly those facing disadvantage, to become lifelong learners.

Philosophy for Children - P4C

Improves teaching and learning for the lasting benefit of individuals, schools, colleges and communities.  In P4C the teacher facilitates a student-led discussion on a philosophical question. P4C builds higher order thinking, questioning, speaking and listening skills. Over 25 years, SAPERE has trained more than 27,000 teachers in the practice of P4C. The EEF has validated P4C in its pupil premium toolkit

What students say about P4C

What teachers say about P4C

Monthly Resource Ideas
Click the box below for P4C stimulus suggestions at all key stages

Have a look at the new P4C video in the "What students say" window above this box
Philosophy for Children at Coleridge Primary School, Rotherham

Dedicated to the memory of David Porter


SAPERE has been formally approved as a member of the Fair Education Alliance, a coalition of organisations from across education, charities and business working to tackle educational inequality.