Training

Our training courses are now available online as well as in person

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.

For more information and bookings on all our training, please contact

 bobhouse@dialogueworks.co.uk 


P4C Plus Training

Our P4C Plus UK Foundation Training helps teachers and students build skills over their first year of practice. The training consists of:

  • 5 training modules for trainers or P4C leaders to use with teachers
  • 25 lesson plans for teachers to use with students
  • Five webinars: from £1,200 per school, or £125 per individual
  • Five twilights: from £1,625
  • INSET combined with twilights or webinars: pricing by discussion
  • Prices are valid up to 31 December 2020
  • All training includes access to P4C Plus premium online resources

Our P4C Plus International Training is aimed at international and International Baccalaureate schools. Building on core P4C training, it adds two extra dimensions from the outset, making it especially well-suited for schools practising Inquiry-Based-Learning.

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

We offer the Foundation training either online or as a 2-day CPD course. We also offer a 3-day Advanced Facilitation course. Prices start from £2,000 for Foundation 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 as:

  • Three webinars: from £800 per school or £125 per person
  • One-day INSET: from £750
  • Three twilights: from £1,000
  • Prices are valid up to 31 December 2020
  • All training includes access to Thinking Moves premium online resources

Upcoming Training Courses

Gina runs a variety of P4C and Thinking Moves training courses: go to her website or contact gina@littlechatters.co.uk for details

Philosofun at Leven Valley CE Primary School, Blackbarrow, LA12 8QF on Thursday 11th June, 2020 from 2.00pm – 5.00pm. Price £40 per person

2-hour Thinking Moves Taster at Lindal and Marton Primary School, Lindal in Furness. LA12 0NB on Wednesday 30th September, 2020 from 4pm – 6pm. Price £45 per person including resources.


Manchester P4C training: Topsy Page

Foundation Training (Level 1): Two-day SAPERE-accredited course on 22nd & 30th September 2020 in Manchester: cost £300 per person: email topsy@topsypage.com


School Improvement Liverpool: Julie McCann

P4C Advanced Training (Level 2A): Two-day course on 20th and 21st May at Toxteth Annexe Conference Centre, Liverpool: cost £300 per person

P4C Advanced Training (Level 2B): Two-day course on 30th June and 1st July at Toxteth Annexe Conference Centre, Liverpool: cost £300 per person


Other recommended training

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.