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Our Mission:
We train teachers in Philosophy for Children which encourages children to think critically, creatively, collaboratively and caringly. We help children, particularly those facing disadvantage, to become lifelong learners.

Philosophy for Children (P4C)

Improves teaching and learning for the lasting benefit of individuals, schools, colleges and communities.  In P4C the teacher facilitates a student-led discussion on a philosophical question. P4C builds higher order thinking, questioning, speaking and listening skills. It creates respect for others, promotes engagement with learning and enhances educational development. Over 25 years, SAPERE has trained 27,000 teachers in the practice of P4C. The EEF has validated P4C in its pupil premium toolkit

What students say about P4C

What teachers say about P4C

Have a look at the new P4C video in the "What students say" window above this box
Philosophy for Children at Coleridge Primary School, Rotherham

Dedicated to the memory of David Porter


Congratulations to Cindy Zheng and Stephen Walshe of Fortune Kindergarten International Schools 
who have become the first SAPERE accredited trainers in China

Interested in taking part in a possible national EEF funded P4C effectiveness trial, offering funding towards 2 years of P4C training and in-school support?  

Click here for details

Monthly Resource Ideas
Click the box below for P4C stimulus suggestions at all key stages

Study Shows P4C Benefits Disadvantaged Children

EEF study finds that P4C improved reading skills of disadvantaged pupils by four months, maths results by three months and writing ability by two months. Feedback from teachers suggests that P4C had a beneficial impact on confidence, patience and self-esteem too.  Find out more.