As part of our commitment to promoting P4C in education, we participate in research into philosophical enquiry. 

Our current projects include:

  • EEF Effectiveness TrialFollowing an initial study, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) named SAPERE P4C as one its Promising Projects and is currently funding a larger Effectiveness Trial in more schools over a longer time period. The primary outcome measure will be attainment measured by combined Key Stage 2 maths and English scores. The trial will also look at the impact of the programme on a character measure, likely to focus on social skills (such as asking questions and taking turns). Some 200 schools are taking part in the trial, which will be evaluated by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER).
  • P4C in Small Rural Schools in North Yorkshire, funded by the Peter Sowerby Foundation 
  • P4C in Pupil Referral Units (PRUs), funded by the William Wates Memorial Trust
  • P4C in Pupil Referral Units (PRUs), funded by Allen & Overy