Your school should recently have received an invitation from the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) to participate in a nationwide trial of Philosophy for Children (P4C). P4C, as you may know, is a programme aimed at enhancing the educational, personal and social development of children, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
SAPERE is the organisation that will be doing the teacher training for the programme. It is particularly keen to encourage primary schools in England to apply so we can build on our existing P4C network across the country.
Several hundred UK schools are already doing P4C and over 100 have received awards for excellent P4C practice. There is also strong locally based P4C training capacity in all areas of the country.
This all means that schools can benefit from local area support networks, which will be helpful in maximising the impact of P4C on your teaching and learning.
This is a one off chance to participate in a funded trial of P4C and to benefit from a substantial subsidy on the costs.
If you’re interested please contact Bob House for more information, you can reach him on firstname.lastname@example.org
There are three eligibility criteria that a school needs to satisfy for the project:
- they must have more than 25% ever FSM;
- they must not already be practising whole school P4C (just one or two teachers doing it is fine)
- they must be an English primary school.
The invitation from NFER can be seen here