"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 Foundation Courses 2018/2019

29th & 30th August 2018 KUWAIT  Closed course

15th September & 3rd November  2018  EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY  Contact me

20th & 21st September 2018  LONDON  Book through SAPERE

15th & 23rd Nov 2018  Knotty Ash Primary LIVERPOOL (EEF) Book through  SAPERE

16th & 22nd Nov 2018  CHESHIRE Book through Ignite Teaching School Alliance

6th & 20th March 2019  CUMBRIA  Book through School Development Team  


SAPERE LEVEL 2 Advanced P4C courses 2018/2019

 4th & 5th February 2019 Ellesmere Port Level 2a Book through Ignite Teaching School Alliance

22nd & 23rd May 2019 Ellesmere Port Level 2b Book through Ignite Teaching School Alliance

TBC Level 2a and 2b Cumbria and Scotland Contact me for further details


SAPERE Tools for Thinking Together - on request for whole school training after Level 1

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 


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  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

Training in Khatmandu, Nepal



Cumbria LA

University of Cumbria

Cheshire Development Education Centre

Cumbria Development Education Centre

Global Link, Lancaster

Ignite Teaching School Alliance, Ellesmere Port

Liverpool One World Centre

Bluejam Penrith(Music & P4C transition project)

Forth Valley Creative Learning 


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

St Cuthbert's School, Wigton

Seascale School

Eaglesfield Paddle School

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


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