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2214: SAPERE Open Level 2B Advanced Course
04/05/2017 - 05/05/2017
Burnley Brow Community School
Victoria Street

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Level 2B Advanced P4C Course

A two-day event.  It is aimed at participants who have completed the Level 2A course.  Completion of the Level 2B course and coursework will qualify you for a P4C Leader certificate.

Thursday 4th May and Friday 5th May 2017 - 9am to 4pm

Cost of this two day course for non-hub schools- £300

Cost for The Greater Manchester hub schools - £225

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Get ready to lead P4C in your school

  • Use P4C to support the school’s ethos and standards
  • Drive progress of P4C through analysis
  • Use P4C to enhance relationships between children and colleagues 

Two-day course:

  • Explains how P4C can impact the school’s standards and values
  • Shows how to plan for progress in P4C across a  key stage or curriculum area
  • Extends reflective techniques to identify improvements in P4C practice
  • Explores social, political and ethical dimensions of P4C
  • Demonstrates practical initiatives to encourage 4C thinking  across the school

Course benefits 

  • For teachers, you will be able to lead the development of P4C across the school
  • For students, the benefits of P4C can be extended across multiple curriculum areas
  • For head-teachers, the P4C Leader can drive sustainable whole-school P4C

Richard Gore - Trainer Profile

As a young adult I studied French and Spanish and lived and worked abroad teaching English in France, Spain and Argentina. On my return to the UK I worked in secondary schools in Bradford and Cambridge supporting the inclusion and progression in school of pupils with English as an additional language. I then worked for Oldham LEA for nearly 20 years, the final 8 years as a school improvement adviser with a specific focus on ethnic minority achievement and promoting cultural diversity and community cohesion. As part of this role I had lead responsibility for an extensive philosophy for children and communities project for Oldham Council.. The project worked with both primary and secondary schools; but also in a wide range of youth, community and voluntary settings including housing associations and Sure Start centres. A key aspect of the project was adapting the P4C approach to work in these settings and as a vehicle for interfaith and intercultural understanding and dialogue. Since January 2012 I have been a freelance P4C trainer and consultant and have worked on the SAPERE Going for Gold programme as well as on two national projects: a training and research project funded by the Education Endowment Fund; and the Open Futures Project funded by the Helen Hamlyn Foundation. I am currently working with others in establishing the Greater Manchester Philosophy for Children hub to support the development of P4C across schools in the Greater Manchester area.

SPECIALIST AREA: Primary and secondary schools. Community settings.
LOCATION: Manchester
EMAIL: TEL: 07738 265129

Schools already members of the Greater Manchester P4C hub should book via email to Leona Sweetland to receive your discounted course cost. -

Any schools interested in joining the hub and would like more information contact Bob House 




Two day course fee£300.00
Hub Fee£225.00

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