SAPERE Annual Conference 2020: Inspiring P4C Practice

Delegates taking part in a workshop at SAPERE's Annual Conference in 2018
Delegates taking part in a workshop at SAPERE's Annual Conference in 2018  ©SAPERE/Ian Wallman 2018

Join us at Inspiring P4C Practice, our Annual Conference for 2020
Friday 6 March 
at Resource for London

Our theme for 2020: Inspiring P4C Practice

With workshops led by P4C leaders from exemplary SAPERE P4C Award Schools, P4C in the classroom is at the heart of our 2020 conference. Whether you're getting started with P4C or are an experienced practitioner, you'll take home practical strategies and inspirational ideas for developing and sustaining P4C in your school.

Our sessions cover EYFS, primary and secondary levels and will offer you the chance to participate, discuss, share good practice, and experience new thinking and activities on P4C. 

The leaders of our workshops come from schools taking part in SAPERE's Going for Gold programme, and have either achieved the SAPERE P4C Gold Award, or are on course to. Our Gold Award is only awarded to schools which have fully embedded P4C across their ethos, strategy, teaching and learning and which have successfully met rigorous criteria.

Our workshops

There are five workshops to choose from, with sessions repeated three times to maximise your learning opportunities.

Transforming the culture of schools with P4C: the true story of two schools in challenging circumstances
Led by Paul Jackson, Headteacher of Manorfield Primary School in Poplar, East London

Gold Award P4C: inspiring curiosity and independent thinking across the curriculum
Led by Meghan Tipping, P4C Lead and Year 6 Teacher at St Catherine's Catholic Primary School in Sheffield 

Using P4C to develop language in nursery: how P4C can be adapted for nursery-age children to complement the prime areas of learning in the EYFS
Led by Emma Taggart, Nursery Lead at Chestnut Nursery School in Exeter

Developing P4C through art
Led by Suzanne Brown, P4C Lead at Breckon Hill Primary School in Middlesbrough 

P4C and British Values from a secondary school perspective
Led by Bhavesh Galoria, Assistant Headteacher at Rokeby School in Newham, East London

Our programme

Download the full programme here

09:30-10:00 Arrival and registrations
10:00-10:15 Welcome from Amelia Foster, CEO, SAPERE
Opening remarks from our Patron, Professor Mick Waters
10:15-10:45 Making connections and sharing good practice
Alison Allsopp, National Training Manager and SAPERE trainer
Steve Bramall, P4C Manager and SAPERE trainer
10:50-11:40 Workshop session one: see above
11:40-11:55 Coffee and networking
11:55-12:45 Workshop session two: see above
12:45-14:00 Lunch and networking
14:00-14:50 Workshop session three: see above
14:50-15:00 Coffee and networking
15:00-16:00 Panel session with our workshop leaders
Last thoughts: review and reflection
16:15-17:15 SAPERE AGM 2020: Conference delegates and SAPERE members are warmly invited to attend our Annual General Meeting, which follows the 2020 Annual Conference

Feedback from our most recent conference

'It expanded my P4C understanding and motivated me to try new things.'

'It was great to share ideas from a range of practitioners working in early years.'

 'Great resources and helpful advice from an expert.'

'Lots of ideas to use in the classroom.'

'An opportunity to share good practice and network with others'

'Lots of ideas for how to develop P4C within the school.'

Venue, tickets and booking

Inspiring P4C Practice takes place at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA.  

Full delegate rate £150
SAPERE Members and staff of SAPERE Going for Gold Schools £130
SAPERE Trainers £75 (limited places available)

Book your place using the form below, or email for more information.

DateLocationTypeCourse IDPlacesCost 
06/03/2020 - 06/03/2020 Resource for London
356 Holloway Road
N7 6PA
SAPERE Annual Conference255545
Full rate
SAPERE Members and Going for Gold Schools
SAPERE Trainers (20 places available)