Training

We provide CPD in all aspects of Thinking Moves A – Z and P4C Plus.  We offer open courses, in-school training and online CPD for teams of up to 25 teachers, as well as trainer training, coaching and mentoring.

Alongside the challenges of re-establishing normal school life, we see the post-lockdown return to schools as an opportunity to re-focus on some of the things that really matter in education.  Schools don’t need simply to build back the same:  out of the COVID-19 crisis comes an opportunity to re-think.  Our training and support programmes can help you do just this.

Upcoming Courses

Here are our scheduled open training courses. All times are UK time. For school based training, please contact bobhouse@dialogueworks.co.uk  .


P4C Plus Foundation – online training Thursdays May 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th and June 10th, 17th and 24th: seven 90-minute sessions, 15:30 – 17:00: £175 per person, or £250 for two people – email enquiries@dialogueworks.co.uk 

P4C Plus Foundation en español – capacitación en línea Sábados 22, 29 de mayo y 12, 19 de junio: cuatro sesiones de 3 horas, 14:00 – 17:00 hora del Reino Unido: GBP175 por persona o GBP250 para dos personas – correo electrónico enquiries@dialogueworks.co.uk 

P4C Plus Foundation – online training Wednesdays June 23rd, 30th and July 14th: three 4-hour sessions, 09:00 – 13:00: £250 per person, or £200 per person for two people – email enquiries@dialogueworks.co.uk 

P4C Plus Foundation – online training Thursdays September 9th, 16th, 23rd, October 7th, 14th and 21st: six 2-hour sessions, 13:00 – 15:00: £250 per person, or £200 per person for two people – email enquiries@dialogueworks.co.uk 

P4C Plus Foundation – online training Thursdays November 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, December 2nd and 9th: six 2-hour sessions, 15:30 – 17:30: £250 per person, or £200 per person for two people – email enquiries@dialogueworks.co.uk 


Thinking Moves A – Z Foundation – online training Thursdays June 24th, July 1st and 15th: three 2-hour sessions, 15:30 – 17:30: £150 per person, or £125 per person for two people – email enquiries@dialogueworks.co.uk 

Thinking Moves A – Z Foundation – online training Tuesdays September 7th, 14th and 21st: three 2-hour sessions, 15:30 – 17:30: £150 per person, or £125 per person for two people – email enquiries@dialogueworks.co.uk 

Thinking Moves A – Z Foundation – online training Wednesdays November 3rd, 10th and 17th: three 2-hour sessions, 15:30 – 17:30: £150 per person, or £125 per person for two people – email enquiries@dialogueworks.co.uk 


P4C Plus Advanced – online training Tuesdays October 5th, 12th, 19th and November 2nd, 9th, 16th : six 2-hour sessions, 15:30 – 17:30: £300 per person, or £250 per person for two people – email enquiries@dialogueworks.co.uk 


P4C Leadership Programme – online training Wednesday October 13th 2021, Tuesday January 25th 2022, Thursday May 26th 2022: three 2.5-hour sessions, 15:30 – 18:00: £300 per person or £250 per person for two people – email enquiries@dialogueworks.co.uk 


Values and Virtues online training : next dates to be announced: three 2-hour sessions: £125, or £200 for two people – email enquiries@dialogueworks.co.uk 


We offer bespoke support sessions as a follow-on to all our courses. We tailor the content to suit the development needs of your staff team. enquiries@dialogueworks.co.uk 


P4C Plus Training

Our P4C Plus Foundation Training is aimed at UK, international and International Baccalaureate schools. Building on core P4C training, it adds two extra dimensions, making it especially well-suited for schools wanting to practise inquiry-based learning.

  • A focus on metacognition through Thinking Moves A – Z;
  • A way to take P4C into the curriculum through philosophical teaching.

The training is available in various configurations:

  • Individual training as advertised above
  • INSET: £2,200 for up to 20 staff, with reduced rate of £1,800 available for small schools
  • All training includes access to P4C Plus premium online resources and 25 prepared session plans

We also offer a 12 hour Advanced P4C Plus Facilitation course. Prices start from £2,500 for training for teams of up to 20 teachers.


Thinking Moves A – Z Training

Our Foundation course on Thinking Moves A – Z, helps teachers:

  • Become familiar with Thinking Moves A – Z
  • Understand how to build Thinking Moves into the curriculum
  • Understand how Thinking Moves can enrich inquiry based learning
  • Get practical advice on how to embed Thinking Moves into your school’s teaching and learning

The training is available in various configurations:

  • Individual training as advertised above
  • INSET: £1,200 for up to 20 staff, with reduced rate 0f £1,000 available for small schools
  • All training includes access to Thinking Moves premium online resources

Values and Virtues Training

We provide inspiring training courses in Values and Virtues with dozens of really practical ideas for bringing values to life in your schools.  Our training will help you and your school:

  • Clarify what values you aspire to;
  • Understand the role virtues play in school and personal development
  • Be more aware of the complexities, issues and challenges involved
  • Access helpful and practical ideas for implementation

The training is available in various configurations:

  • Online training from £1,025 per school or £125 per person
  • INSET from £1,200
  • All training includes access to teaching resources

Other recommended training

Little Chatters: Gina Parker (Mullarkey)

Gina runs a variety of P4C and Thinking Moves training courses

https://www.littlechatters.co.uk/

gina@littlechatters.co.uk


Topsy Page

P4C, Thinking Moves and related training

https://www.topsypage.com/

topsy@topsypage.com


School Improvement Liverpool

Julie McCann

P4C, Thinking Moves and PSHE training https://www.schoolimprovementliverpool.co.uk


Paula Moses and Rebecca Gough

Permanent Education

Permanent Education helps busy school leaders deliver quality education and lifelong thinking skills for their pupils and teachers. We are former primary school teachers, leaders and skilled facilitators, so we understand the complexity of school life!

https://permanenteducation.org/

paula@permanenteducation.org


Philosopher’s Backpack

Jane Yates

Combining ideas with ideals! An ethical backpack for ethical thinking. Introducing my new Philosopher’s Backpack by @DirtbagsClimbi1

Read the story behind the backpack and its use as a questioning toolkit for philosophical inquiry


Line of Thought

Jake Garfield

I’m offering art and philosophy workshops now. Our workshops are ideal as after-school clubs, enrichment activities for sixth-formers or as a corporate training day. All our workshops are bespoke, so get in touch and we’ll tailor our sessions to your needs!

jake@lineofthought.co.uk


21st Century Learners

Neil Phillipson

Neil runs regular P4C training courses around the UK.

neil@21stcenturylearners.org.uk


Jonathan Hannam

Jonathan runs regular P4C training and primary leadership residential courses.

info@jonathanhannam.co.uk