What do I offer

I provide accredited and bespoke P4C training at introductory and advanced level for organisations, universities, schools, teaching school alliances and academy trusts - locally, nationally and internationally. I love to collaborate with educators and organisations to create innovative projects and resources.  If you are new to P4C, why not book on a low-cost Philosofun event.

I also provide RE training for Cumbria County Council and Global Learning training with Cumbria Development Education Centre.

I mostly work in Cumbria, Lancashire and Scotland although I have a long history of running training for schools in Cheshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Bristol.  

Contact me for further information. janeyatesp4c@outlook.com

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Full course list 2022

My SAPERE P4C courses 2022

10/11 March  SAPERE Level 2B Advanced P4C course (Manchester) Book via SAPERE website here

26 April & 3/10 May ONLINE SAPERE Level 1 Foundation P4C course schooldevelopment@cumbria.gov.uk  Fully booked (waiting list only)

12/13 May SAPERE Level 1 Foundation P4C Course (Glasgow) Book here

16/17 May SAPERE Level 2A courses (Glasgow Academy)  Level 2A is a perfect opportunity to develop your philosophical faciliation skills further. Book here

SAPERE P4C and Literacy.  Enquire here

Other courses

9 May Online Philosofun: FRIENDS  £10  4.15 - 5.30pm £10  Book here

28 June Online Philosofun: Expert group  £10 4.15 - 5.30pm  By invite only

Philosofuns are a great way to meet other P4C practitioners and take away ideas for the classroom.  Please see the Philosofun page on my website for more information here  

17 Nov  Transforming and Innovating P4C in Cumbria and beyond.  An introduction to P4C and a chance to take part in enquiry on World Philosophy Day.  Suitable for student and practising teachers whether you are new to P4C or experienced. Watch this space for booking.

Philosophy for Governors 6-8pm - return of my popular in-person course for school governors to an online course. Book via Cumbria County Council School Development 

Dialogue Works  - A to Z 26 Thinking Moves for Metacognition - coming soon

RE and the Outdoors - coming soon

Recommended courses and events by colleagues

SAPERE P4C workshops  Find out more here  3.45 to 5pm  £25

Empathy Lab training. Find out more here.  Do check out their website for lots of other amazing resources and information.

Mirror Me Write - the only diverse and inclusive independent bookseller in the North West of England.  Use their website as a talking point to discuss the books you have in your school library.  

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

UK organisations I have or am working with

Training in Khatmandu, Nepal


Cumbria County Council 

University of Cumbria

University of Edinburgh 

Dialogue Works

British Council 

Development Education Centres

Cheshire Development Education Centre 

Cumbria Development Education Centre (2018)

Global Link, Lancaster

Global Learning London

DEC South Yorkshire

Reading International Solidarity Centre

Liverpool One World Centre

Ignite Teaching School Alliance 

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 I have/am providing P4C training or support

Cumbrian Schools

Armathwaite School, Cumbria (SAPERE Gold School)

Culgaith School, Cumbria

Robert Ferguson School, Carlisle

Fellview School, Caldbeck

Morland School

St Bees Village School (SAPERE Going for Gold)

Sir John Barrow, Ulverston

Church Walk School

Kells Infant School (SAPERE Going for Gold)

Monkwray Junior School (SAPERE Going for Gold)

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

Grange C of E School, Cumbria

William Howard School

Appleby Grammar School

North West outside of Cumbria

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 - Silver Level)

St Basil's School, Widnes (SAPERE Going for Gold - Silver Level)

Lancaster Royal Grammar School

Salesbury C of E School, Lancashire

Hawes Side Academy, Blackpool

Boundary School, Blackpool

Mobberley School, Cheshire

Egerton Primary School, Knutsford

St John Vianney, Blackpool

St Mary's Catholic School, Chorley


Dunvegan and Edinbane Schools, Isle of Skye (SAPERE Bronze school)

Hermitage Primary School, Helensburgh

George Heriot's School, Edinburgh (SAPERE Gold School)

St Thomas's RC Primary School, West Lothian (SAPERE Going for Gold - Bronze Level)

Our Lady's RC Primary School, West Lothian (SAPERE Going for Gold - Bronze Level)

West Lothian Cluster - Our Lady of Lourdes

Riverside Primary, Stirling

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)

Redfield School - Educate Together

Dursley C of E Primary School

Woodside Primary

Lapworth School

Other areas

Dunchurch C of E School, Rugby

Niskham School, Wolverhampton

Greenfield Community College, County Durham (GLP cluster)

Kirby Hill C of E Primary, North Yorkshire Hub (SAPERE Going for Gold - Bronze Level)

Topcliffe C of E Primary, North Yorkshire Hub (SAPERE Going for Gold - Silver Level)

Dishforth C of E Primary, North Yorkshire Hub (SAPERE Going for Gold - Silver level)