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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.

SAPERE is the national charity supporting Philosophy for Children, or P4C, in the UK.

We promote philosophical enquiry and reflection in education by providing high-quality P4C training and sustaining P4C practice through continuous professional development. We support a community of registered trainers, P4C practitioners, teachers and members.

We train over 5,500 teachers and educators in P4C each year and have over 25 years experience in bringing P4C into a range of schools and educational settings. We offer whole school INSET training as well as open courses which are open to all.

Research by the Education Endowment Foundation shows that SAPERE P4C improves outcomes in literacy and numeracy, particularly for children facing disadvantage. Research from the Nuffield Foundation further shows that SAPERE P4C improves communication skills, teamwork and resilience.


Following official advice regarding Covid-19, we have postponed all SAPERE face-to-face training. Our team are hard at work developing online P4C resources and support for teachers and families, and we are also working to create an online training offer as quickly as we can. More information can be found in our latest update.