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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. Over 25 years, SAPERE has trained more than 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

Inspiring P4C Practice - a conference for NQTs, RQTs and students

On Friday 20 July, SAPERE are offering an exciting opportunity for students and new teachers to come and find out more about using P4C in the classroom.

Find out more and book your place here

P4C RETREAT Deepening inquiry: Facilitative moves and tools to help children attend to their philosophical questions
Our P4C Retreat has been rescheduled and will now take place from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th September in Woking. A handful of places are still available for this rare chance to work with two fabulous international colleagues, Natalie Fletcher and Joe Oyler. For more information and to book, click here.

SAPERE's annual conference 2018
Transforming Teaching and Learning in your Educational Setting

Our annual conference is taking place on 29th November 2018 in Birmingham, read more about it and book your place here