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2663: SAPERE Open Level 1 Foundation Course
13/07/2017, 20/07/2017
Leesland Federation Infant and Junior Schools
Whitworth Road
PO12 3NL

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As a SAPERE Gold award school, Alverstoke C of E Junior School  is pleased to be hosting this Level 1 in support of the growing number of Gosport schools developing P4C. Aimed particularly at those teachers without SAPERE P4C training, joining Gosport and surrounding schools who have already had whole school Level 1 training and continue to develop the P4C approach.



Gosport can be reached by car from the M27 (Fareham exit), via train from Portsmouth Harbour station, it is a short  5 minute passenger ferry journey across to Gosport. The school is within a half hour walking distance or 5 minute taxi journey from Gosport ferry terminal.



Completion of the course and facilitating 6 P4C sessions will qualify you for a P4C Initial Practitioner certificate.

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'There is a reduced rate of £200 for participants from schools who are on the Going For Gold Programme or who have had whole school Level 1 training'

Start practising P4C straight away:

  • Encourage philosophical questioning and dialogue
  • Learn how to facilitate a P4C enquiry
  • Identify resources to stimulate rich discussions with young people

The two-day course:

  • Introduces the theory and practice of P4C
  • Provides tools to develop students’ questioning and thinking skills
  • Connects P4C to the curriculum
  • Demonstrates philosophical enquiry in practice
  • Presents P4C resources and sources of teaching materials

Alison Allsopp - Trainer Profile

Alison is a registered SAPERE* trainer providing school Inset, Level 1 & 2 training and support to teachers using the Philosophy for Children approach. Her background is as a Primary Teacher. Her work is based around her regular experience of P4C practice in the classroom and many years of leading whole school P4C at Alverstoke C of E Junior school, Gosport, Hampshire, now a SAPERE P4C Gold Award School. She also works alongside teachers, planning P4C sessions and providing mentoring support in other SAPERE Going for Gold schools in London and across the south. Additionally, in her role as National Training Manager for SAPERE*, she advises schools and coordinates whole school training, reviews the SAPERE school award and oversees the mentoring programme for new trainers.


SAPERE* The internationally-recognised ‘Society for the Advancement of Philosophical Enquiry and Reflection in Education’  

Click here to read more about the Level 1 P4C Foundation Course.






Course rate£300.00

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