Hampshire and Wessex Annual Philosophy for Children (P4C) Conference 2018: "What kind of a world do I want to live in?" (PHIL0013-17AA)

41 spaces New Place, Shirrell Heath

One of the aims of P4C is to open a safe educational space where children and young people can explore what kind of people they want to be and the kind of world they would like to live in. This sometimes means engaging with controversial issues but always with the issues that children value and which are important to them. In this year's conference we will be exploring the links P4C has with promoting children's Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC)development as well as a Rights Respecting Education that takes seriously the United Nations Convention on the rights of the child (UNCRC), and Religious education (RE) and preparing children for life in contemporary Britain and the world. This conference will give you a space to think about significant educational issues of our time in relation to P4C, whatever stage your school is at on its P4C journey.

One day conference for

Headteachers and lead teachers developing philosophical enquiry in their schools, or other interested headteachers and teachers considering developing philosophical enquiry into their school curriculum.

Presented by

Patricia Hannam - County Inspector/Adviser RE, History & Philosophy, Jonathan Hannam - Educational Consultant, Facilitator and Coach, Justine Ball - General Inspector/Adviser for Primary RE - Keynote Speaker: Roger Sutcliffe - SAPERE

Conference outcomes

  • Children to engage at a deeper level with the curriculum and go beyond surface learning
  • Understand how P4C contributes the promotion of SMSC, RE and the development of a Rights Respecting Education in your school
  • Gain skills in  embedding P4C to support your school’s promotion of SMSC and  the preparation of your children to live well in modern British society
  • Leave  the conference with a variety of practical ideas and strategies to develop P4C in the classroom and throughout  the curriculum in your school
  • Leave the conference confident in the growing body of research which supports the  use of P4C in primary and secondary schools
  • Developing networks for sharing good practice with like-minded educational professionals

Conference will include:

  • Keynote presentation on deepening our thinking about the links between P4C and SMSC  in your school
  • Review of latest research regarding P4C
  • A choice of workshops by experienced Hampshire advisers  and national  and international P4C trainers
  • Information stall from the RE Centre and the Hampshire RADE centre
  • SAPERE information stall

Keynote Speaker - Roger Sutcliffe

P4C - the Spark that Lights the Fire 

Keynote Speaker Roger Sutcliffe was a founder member of SAPERE in 1993 and held positions as both Chair and President.  Roger has extensive international experience as an educator at every phase of education from primary to tertiary, in P4C, Critical Thinking, Global Citizenship and Values Education. He has served two terms as President of the International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children (ICPIC). He was designer of the Cambridge International GCSE 'Global Perspectives' course, and has been evaluator of two Geographical Association projects. In 2015 he was commissioned by the International Baccalaureate Organisation to write an evaluative review of the ToK course.

Other Booking Information


Date Start End Venue
24/01/2018 08:30 16:00 Eastleigh area


standard rate


Course PHIL0013  Provided by  Hampshire Teaching and Leadership College