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.

Upcoming Courses

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


Thinking Moves A – Z – online sessions Mondays October 19th, November 23rd and November 30th 2020: a two-hour session, 17:30 – 18:30: £35 per person – email jreynolds@tinyonline.co.uk


Values and Virtues online training : next dates to be announced: three 2-hour sessions, 16:00 – 18:00: £125, or £200 for two people – email rogersutcliffe@dialogueworks.co.uk 


Thinking Moves A – Z Foundation – online training Thursdays November 5th, 12th and 19th 2020: three 2-hour sessions, 15:00 – 17:00: £125 per person, or £200 for two people – email bobhouse@dialogueworks.co.uk 

Thinking Moves A – Z Taster – online session Wednesday November 18th 2020: a two-hour session, 16:00 – 18:00: £15 per person – email ginaparkermullarkey@gmail.com


Thinking Moves A – Z Foundation – online training Tuesday December 1st, Wednesday December 2nd and Thursday December 3rd 2020: three 2-hour sessions, 16:00 – 18:00: £125 per person, or £200 for two people – email bobhouse@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 modular to allow flexible delivery formats, and consists of:

  • 5 training modules for trainers or P4C leaders to use with teachers
  • 25 lesson plans for teachers to use with students

The training is available in various configurations:

  • Online from £1,200 per school, or £125 per individual
  • INSET: from £1,500
  • Prices are valid up to 31 December 2020
  • All training includes access to P4C Plus premium online resources

We also offer a 3-day Advanced P4C Plus Facilitation course. Prices start from £2,500 for training for teams of up to 25 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:

  • Online from £800 per school or £125 per person
  • INSET: from £1,000
  • Prices are valid up to 31 December 2020
  • 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
  • Prices are valid up to 31 December 2020
  • All training includes access to teaching resources

Other recommended training

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Topsy Page

P4C, Thinking Moves and related training topsy@topsypage.com


School Improvement Liverpool: Julie McCann

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


Permanent Education: Paula Moses and Rebecca Gough

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!

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 .


Jake Garfield: Line of Thought

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!


Neil Phillipson: 21st Century Learners

Neil runs regular P4C training courses around the UK.


Jonathan Hannam

Jonathan runs regular P4C training and primary leadership residential courses.