"That unique sense of integrity which balances empathetic listening with courageous support for one's own point of view" Susan Gardner 1995


In the UK, I run validated P4C courses for SAPERE (Society for the Advancement of Philosophical Enquiry and Reflection in Education), and locally in Cumbria with CDEC(Cumbria Development Education Centre) or the School Development Team for Cumbria County Council.  In Cheshire, I run P4C courses for Ignite Teaching School Alliance. I also work internationally. 

SAPERE P4C Level 1 (2018 Cheshire, 2019 Cumbria)

SAPERE P4C Level 1 (August 2018, Kuwait)

SAPERE P4C Level 2a (2019 Cheshire 2019 Cumbria)

SAPERE P4C Level 2b (2019 Cheshire 2019 Cumbria)

SAPERE Tools for Thinking Together - on request

P4C and the English Curriculum  (Intro, full day INSET)

P4C and Global Learning (Intro or full day INSET)

Generally, I  run courses administered by organisations that value P4C.  It's important to me to support organisations that are committed to providing training for P4C.  However, I can sometimes explore bespoke courses on request for schools or other organisations. Please contact me 


Building Understanding and Critical Thinking about Extremism and Terrorism: P4C schools needed in Cumbria and Lancashire for funded autumn term project.  Please contact me. janeyatesp4c@outlook.com 

Buried Treasure: As Chair of Cumbria SACRE, I am delighted to announce we have been awarded a Westhill Endownment Trust NASACRE grant to pilot our project which will develops an inspring and creative resource for exploring sacred texts.  Please contact me for further details janeyatesp4c@outlook.com 

Empathy Lab: I count myself very lucky to have 'found' and become an Associate for this inspiring organisation.  I think it is empathy that  connects my educational interests of P4C and Global Learning. I was delighted to present at their national training in 2018 on social activism and I look forward to being involved in future training opportunities.  Please do look at their website for further information.


Organisations I have worked with previously

International Organisations


British School of Marbella, Spain

Nepal Institute for Philosophy for Children

INTACH, New Dehli, India

British Council, Mexico City

Lancaster Girls Grammar School Cluster Group (Joint training with Indian/UK teachers)

MOET School, Malawi


UK Schools

Cumbrian Schools

Armathwaite School, Cumbria

Culgaith School, Cumbria

Robert Ferguson School, Carlisle

Cockermouth Secondary School

Ghyllside School cluster group, Kendal

Wigton Infants

Grasmere School

Staveley School cluster group

Frizington Primary Cluster Group

North West

Northwood Community Primary School, Liverpool

Hollinhey School, Macclesfield

Wolverham Primary, Ellsmere Port

The Oaks Primary, Ellsmere Port

Over Kellet C of E Primary, Nr Lancaster

Skerton School, Lancaster (SAPERE Going for Gold)

South West

Pershore High School (GLP cluster schools)

Lord Scudamore Academy (GLP cluster schools)

Hagley Primary School (GLP cluster schools)

Wyche Primary School (GLP cluster schools)

Chaddesley Corbett School (GLP cluster schools)

Field Court Infant Academy, Gloucestershire (SAPERE)

Rushwick School, Worcestershire (GLP Cluster group)

Tenbury C of E Primary School (GLP cluster group)

Eardisley C of E Primary School (GLP cluster group)

St Kenelms C of E Primary (GLP cluster group)

Ridgewood High School (GLP cluster group)

Upton St Leonard's CE Primary (SAPERE)

Other areas

Dunchurch C of E School, Rugby

Greenfield Community College, County Durham (GLP cluster)

George Heriot's School, Edinburgh

St Thomas's RC Primary School, West Lothian

Our Lady's RC Primary School, West Lothian

Kirby Hill C of E Primary, North Yorkshire Hub

Topcliffe C of E Primary, North Yorkshire Hub

Dishforth C of E Primary, North Yorkshire Hub

Hermitage School, Helensburgh

Egerton Primary School, Knutsford

St John Vianney, Blackpool

Skerton School, Lancaster

Ignite Teaching School Alliance, Ellesmere Port

Grange C of E School, Cumbria

St Basil's School, Widnes

St Mary's Catholic School, Chorley

Redfield School - Educate Together

Hawes Side Academy, Blackpool

Boundary School, Blackpool

Mobberley School, Cheshire

Upton St Leonard's, Gloucestershire

Lancaster Royal Grammar School

Salesbury C of E School, Lancashire

Woodside Primary

WIlliam Howard School

Lapworth School

St Cuthbert's School, Wigton

Seascale School

Eaglesfield Paddle School