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

My P4C Courses 2020

***STOP PRESS   Special training on Tues 3rd March in Penrith by Ian Long, creator the Blob Trees   See CDEC news link

SAPERE Foundation Course Level 1

18th & 25th March 2020 CUMBRIA Book through School Development Team Cumbria County Council

28th Feb & 13th Mar 2020 CHESHIRE Book through Ignite Teaching School Alliance

SAPERE Advanced Course Level 2A

26th & 27th March 2020 LONDON Book through SAPERE

18th & 19th June 2020 READING Book through RISC

SAPERE Level 2b Advanced P4C courses

30th April & 1st May 2020  MANCHESTER  Book through SAPERE

I run accredited or introductory P4C courses for organisations, universities, schools, teaching school alliances and academy trusts.  I also work internationally. Contact me for further information. 

Global Learning traning in Cumbria - please contact Cumbria Development Education Centre


UK organisations I work with

Training in Khatmandu, Nepal



Cumbria County Council 

University of Cumbria

University of Edinburgh 

Cheshire Development Education Centre 

Cumbria Development Education Centre (2018)

Global Link, Lancaster

Ignite Teaching School Alliance 

Liverpool One World Centre

Bluejam Penrith(Music & P4C transition project)

Forth Valley Creative Learning (2018)


International Organisations


Gulf British Academy, Kuwait (2018)

Dialogue Works/Tatweer, Saudi Arabia (2018)

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

Riverside Primary, Stirling

Appleby Grammar School, Cumbria