SAPERE P4C case studies

Using research evidence to choose P4C: Lander Road Primary School in Liverpool

‘At Lander Road we pride ourselves on only using the most effective approaches when it comes to teaching and learning, so the weight of evidence that sits behind P4C was important to us in beginning our journey...P4C is having a great impact on the development of our pupils.'
Michael Sheerin, Assistant Head Teacher

SAPERE Bronze Award School Lander Road Primary in Liverpool uses Philosophy for Children alongside other interventions which put a high emphasis on metacognitive skills, such as the Singaporean approach to maths and Reciprocal Reading. Find out more about why they chose P4C and how they are using the SAPERE Going for Gold programme to develop high-quality, sustainable P4C across the school.

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P4C Champions at Rokeby: P4C in action in a diverse secondary school

Rokeby is a secondary school in an area of economic and social disadvantage in East London. Its diverse intake includes boys who have come to the UK as unaccompanied minors and as refugees, boys who are privately fostered, and many who have significant caring responsibilities. A high proportion of students have English as an additional language, with some 70 languages spoken across the school. The number of students eligible for pupil premium funding is well above average.

SAPERE trainer Lisa Naylor and teachers at SAPERE Gold Award School Rokeby have developed an innovative approach to P4C, in which boys in years 8 to 11 can become P4C Champions. They are a crucial part of the school’s P4C success.

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