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

My SAPERE P4C Courses 2019

SAPERE Level 1 Foundation Stage

7th January BRISTOL Educate Together Redfield Academy  (closed course)

1st & 8th Feb WEST LOTHIAN St Anthony's RC School (closed course)

1st & 29th March WEST LOTHIAN St Anthony's RC School (closed course)

6th & 20th March CUMBRIA County Council  Book through SAPERE


SAPERE LEVEL 2a Advanced P4C courses 

4th & 5th February CHESHIRE Ignite Teaching School Alliance Book through Ignite Teaching School Alliance

6th & 7th June EDINBURGH George Heriot's School Book through SAPERE 


SAPERE Level 2b Advanced P4C courses

27th & 28th May EDINBURGH George Heriot's School  Book through SAPERE

11th & 12th June CHESHIRE  Ignite Teaching School Alliance  Book through SAPERE


SAPERE Tools for Thinking course

I am running 4 closed courses during the summer term for schools in Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside and the Isle of Skye.


TBC Level 1, 2a and 2b in Cumbria and Southern Scotland. Contact me to express an interest.

I can 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

TBC Philosopher's Backpack: P4C and social action (new course)

UK organisations I work with

Training in Khatmandu, Nepal



Cumbria County Council (2018)

University of Cumbria

University of Edinburgh (2018)

Cheshire Development Education Centre (2018)

Cumbria Development Education Centre (2018)

Global Link, Lancaster

Ignite Teaching School Alliance (2018)

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