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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.  The EEF has validated P4C in its pupil premium toolkit.

What students say about P4C

What teachers say about P4C

Three year 10 student P4C champions from Broadwater School in Godalming gave a presentation to our national annual conference on November 19th.  Morgen Powney said:

'if I can stand up in front of teachers at a conference in London.. What else can I do?'   

Broadwater has built its whole prospectus on P4C values.  Click here to see how

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.

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