About me

IMG_6985 (1)I love working with children, teachers and schools across the world on P4C, VbE, global education and mindfulness.

I first became interested in Philosophy for Children (P4C) in 1991 after I graduated from the University of York in Philosophy/English (BA Hons).

I am a qualified teacher (PGCE) and practised P4C as a full time class teacher until 2001 when I started working for SAPERE, the UK charity. I also have a Masters Degree in Education.

I am a registered SAPERE Trainer and worked for SAPERE from 2003 until 2020 as Development, Content and Partnerships Manager.

I work as a consultant for VotesforSchools that provides a national weekly resource (VotePack), created by teachers, on topical issues that address multiple curriculum areas; Citizenship, PSHE, British Values and Prevent. The VotePack supports questioning and informed discussion that leads to an online national vote. Voting engages young people in democratic action, and gives them a voice, that genuinely influences national change.

I was President (2013-2015) and Secretary (2015-2017) of ICPIC (The International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children).

Photo on 24-08-2020 at 17.15 #3I am an International Values-based Education Trust (IVET) Foundation Affiliate and a  Values-based Education (VbE) Specialist Consultant in Philosophy for Children, a Professional Affiliate of the Chartered College, a member of the Council of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, an Associate of the Philosophy in Education Project, and a member of the Advisory Board for BRILA Youth Projects (a Canadian educational charity committed to inspiring young people through philosophical dialogue and creative projects).

I am currently supporting Humanities 20:20, a campaign to promote the humanities in the primary curriculum.

I have recently been inspired by the Harmony Project that explores principles of Harmony and how they can be applied in practice.