About me

Jane has over 20 years of practical experience of P4C with children, students and adults. She is a registered SAPERE trainer and Associate Trainer for Dialogue Works. She has led P4C training for over 1500 primary and secondary teachers from over 250 schools across the UK, and also internationally in the Middle East, South Asia, Caribbean, Malawi, Mexico and Spain. These include: whole school training, comissioned courses and open courses for state, private and international schools; NGOs and universities.

Until 2017, Jane was a Senior Teacher and curriculum leader for English, P4C and RE at a primary school in the North of England. Here, she facilitated a weekly P4C session for every class from Reception to Year 6. In 2015 the school was the first school in the North of England to achieve the SAPERE Gold P4C School Award.  Jane is currently teaching part time KS3 RE and PSHE/PD at a large secondary school.

In 2014, Jane was accredited as a  Lead Practitioner for Global Learning and led her primary school as an Expert Centre for the national Global Learning Programme. She has a particular expertise in developing critical global thinking.

Jane is also an Associate Trainer for Cumbria Development Education Centre and the Chair of her local SACRE(Standing Agreed Council for Religious Education) in Cumbria.  She is currently leading on the 'Virtual Voices in RE' project funded by Culham St Gabriel's Trust.  This is a new collaborative project between Cumbria SACRE and Cumbria DEC.  Jane also teaches part time KS3 RE and PSHE at William Howard School in Cumbria.

A blog interview with me by Joana Rita from Portugal