My P4C courses

Courses available:-

Two day Level 1 Foundation Course                              (SAPERE and GLP accredited)

  • 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

Other courses available:

Tools for Thinking Together(SAPERE accredited)

Global Learning & the English Curriculum(GLP accredited)

Introduction to P4C and Global Learning(GLP accredited)

P4C and the English Curriculum (bespoke course for individual schools)

Please contact me if you are interested in training.  Also available for conference workshops.

Autumn 2017


14/08 & 19/10  Foundation Level 1  Hermitage Primary, Helensburgh  (SAPERE closed)

23&24/8  Level 2a P4C George Heriot's School, Edinburgh (Book through SAPERE)

1/9    Foundation Level 1  Skerton School, Lancaster (SAPERE GfG)

4/9    Foundation Level 1  Upton St Leonard's, Gloucester (SAPERE closed course)

5/9    Foundation Level 1  Egerton Primary School, Knutsford (GLP closed course)

8/9    Winchester Advanced Seminar: Educate Together (Think Piece: Philosopher's Backpack)

11/9  Round Table at DfID offices, Whitehall - future of Development Education

12/9  Cumbria SACRE working group: Westhill Trust project development

13/9  English & Global Learning, Lancaster Royal Grammar School (GLP Expert Centre)

22 & 29/9  Foundation Level 1 P4C St Thomas' RC Primary, West Lothian (SAPERE cluster)

27/9  P4C Support Day  St Basil's Catholic School, Widnes  (SAPERE GfG)


2/10    P4C Support Day  Skerton Primary School (SAPERE GfG)

4/10    English curriculum & Global Learning  Salesbury Primary School (GLP Expert Centre)

6/10 & 10/11    Foundation Level 1 P4C William Howard School  (GLP/CDEC Open Course)

11/10  English curriculum & Global Learning  St John Vianney, Blackpool (GLP Expert Centre)

13/10   GLP Expert Centre Conference, London  (Global Educator of the Year 2017 panel)

17/10    Cumbria SACRE working group & committee meeting at James Rennie School

31/10    Level 1 Foundation  Robert Ferguson Primary (top-up)


2-4/11   Start the Change: Controversial Issues (participant)  Think Global

7/11      Global Learning & P4C Intro  Woodside Primary  (GLP Expert Centre)

8/11      P4C Support Day   St Basil's Catholic School, Widnes  (SAPERE GfG)

16-17/11  SAPERE conference & trainer's day (London)

22/11     Cumbria SACRE Working Group mtg

23/11 & 8/12    Foundation Level 1  Ignite Teaching Alliance, Ellesmere Port (GLP cluster)

24/11     Creating Space Development Day, Manchester  

29/11     Empathy conference, London (presenting on social activism)

30/11 & 1/12   Level 2a P4C  University of Cumbria (Book through SAPERE)

4/12      Global Learning & P4C  Lapworth School  (GLP Expert Centre)


Spring & Summer 2018

Training teachers in New Dehli, India with INTACH

10/1    Egerton School RE course (closed course)

17/1    English & Global Learning: St John Vianney, Blackpool  (Book through GLP)

22/1    P4C Support Day  West Lothian

29/1-11/2  Speaking tour   Chile/Peru

12-13/2   Foundation Level 1 P4C   Forth Valley Creative Partnership, Stirling

22/2   P4C support day  St Thomas' & Our Lady's  West Lothian  (SAPERE GfG)

5/3   Big Global Learning Conference  Rheged   Cumbria DEC

7&8/3  SAPERE Level 2a   Ambleside (Book through CDEC)

9&16/3  SAPERE Level 1  Ellesmere Port (Book through Ignite Teaching School Alliance)

12/3    P4C support day   Skerton School, Lancaster (SAPERE GfG)

13/3   P4C Support day    Topcliffe School, North Yorks (SAPRE GfG)

14/3 & 20/3  Foundation Level 1 P4C   Stoneybeck, Nr Penrith  Cumbria County Council

19/3  P4C Introduction  Grange School Cumbria (closed course CDEC)

26/3   P4C support day  St Basil's  Cheshire (SAPERE GfG)

27/3   P4C support day   St Mary's, Chorley    (GLP closed)


Summer 2018

9/4   P4C Introduction  Redfield School  Bristol  Educate Together   (GLP closed course)

16/4    Tools for Thinking  Dishforth School, NYH

17/4   Support Day/Tools for Thinking   Topcliffe  NYH

19/4   Support Day  St Thomas' & Our Lady's  West Lothian  (SAPERE GfG)

24/4  Global Leaders: Writing at Greater Depth  Blackpool  (GLP closed)

26/4    P4C & English curriculum   Liverpool LA/SAPERE

30/4 & 1/5  SAPERE Level 2a  Ellesmere Port  (Book through Ignite Teaching School Alliance)

8/5   Tools for Thinking (2)  Topcliffe   (SAPERE GfG)

17&18/5  P4C support day and Tools for Thinking  St Thomas'  West Lothian  (SAPERE GfG)

25/5  P4C & English Curriculum  Mobberley School (GLP closed course)

5&6/6   SAPERE Level 2a  P4C   Morecambe Bay Partnership (closed course)

13/6   P4C support day  St Thomas' & Our Lady's  West Lothian (SAPERE GfG)

25/6     Cumbria SACRE annual conference

6/7       Denmark

20/7     P4C ITE conference Swiss Cottage, London   SAPERE

5/8       Greenland

28/8      P4C Level 1 Kuwait International School



Previous P4C courses

Training in Khatmandu, Nepal



Cumbria LA

University of Cumbria

Cheshire Development Education Centre

Cumbria Development Education Centre

Global Link, Lancaster

Liverpool One World Centre

Bluejam Penrith(Music & P4C transition project)

Forth Valley Creative Learning 


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

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 H