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2546: SAPERE Open Level 1 Foundation Course
21/09/2017, 28/09/2017
Burnley Brow Community School
Victoria Street

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Cost two day course - £300.00

Cost for The Greater Manchester hub schools - £200.00


  • Introduces the theory and practice of P4C
  • Provides tools to develop students’ questioning and thinking skills
  • Connects P4C to the curriculum
  • Demonstrates philosophical enquiry in practice
  • Presents P4C resources and sources of teaching materials

Start practising P4C straight away:

  • Encourage philosophical questioning and dialogue
  • Learn how to facilitate a P4C enquiry
  • Identify resources to stimulate rich discussions with young people

A unique feature of this course is that there will be an opportunity for delegates to observe a P4C session in the classroom delivered by an experienced practitioner.


Trainer Profile:

Having worked abroad teaching English in France, Spain and Argentine, I then worked in secondary schools in Bradford and Cambridge for 8 years. My brief was to support pupils learning English as an Additional language and develop multicultural dimensions to the curriculum. For the last 19 years, I have worked for Oldham Council, most recently as a school improvement adviser with responsibility for community cohesion. I am currently leading an extensive philosophy for children and communities project in Oldham. Since 2008 I have been working part time for Oldham Council and have developed my freelance work as a SAPERE accredited P4C trainer and consultant. I am currently working with Save the Children on a SAPEREC supported project. I have a particular interest in using the enquiry approach to explore issues to do with diversity and responding to cultural and religious difference. As part of this I have led a central government funded “Dialogue and Enquiry” project training 6 form students to lead enquiries with younger pupils either in their own schools or feeder primary schools.


Completion of the course and facilitating 6 P4C sessions will qualify you for a P4C Initial Practitioner certificate.

Bookings for this course close on 18 September 2017


Standard fee£300.00
Hub Member fee£200.00

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