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Gold Award

The Gold Award is for schools that have fully embedded P4C; reflected in the school ethos, strategy, teaching and learning. We would normally expect a school to have been doing P4C for three full years before being ready to apply for the Gold Award. the Gold Award can only be applied for by schools who have already achieved the Silver Award. 

Please download the Guidance Notes to help you complete your application using this Application FormThe criteria for the Gold Award are presented under the same categories as those for Bronze and Silver:

  • Pupils – How well are they doing P4C?
  • Teachers – How well are they developing their P4C skills?
  • School – How well is P4C supported across the school? 

A member of the SAPERE team, or one of our trainers, will visit your school to assess whether your P4C practice meets the criteria for the Gold Award. When we receive your application, we will arrange a mutually convenient date for the visit.  

Please send the completed application form and accompanying file of evidence, with the application fee of £300.00 to the office address on the form. The application fee can be paid by cheque made payable to SAPERE, by BACS transfer or card payment. Call the office on 01865 408333 for help with payment options. Please note that if your school is part of our Going for Gold programme, the fee for the school award is included. 

For further information, or queries, please contact Alison Allsopp, National Training Manager,