Welcome to the latest updates on developments at DECSY. Want to share your news on working with DECSY? Email jane AT decsy.org.uk


DECSY Annual Report 2016 and AGM

Published April 07, 2017 15:44

The latest Annual Report for DECSY is available to download /system/resources/BAhbBlsHOgZmSSI5MjAxNy8wNC8wNy8xNV81MF8yMF82NzZfQW5udWFsX1JlcG9ydF8yMDE2X3NtYWxsLnBkZgY6BkVU/Annual%20Repo ...

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017

Published February 28, 2017 13:52

It’s ‘Fairtrade Fortnight’ (27th February – 12th March 2017), and this year’s theme is ‘Fair Trade Breaks’, reminding us to ‘put Fairtrade in your tea and coffee break’ and to ‘take exploitatio ...

EU funding for school Gender Equality Charter Mark creation

Published February 13, 2017 13:20

We are thrilled to announce that DECSY have been awarded EU funding to create a Gender Equality Charter Mark quality standard and accreditation tool for Secondary Schools. Creating a Chart ...


Arrivals: Making Sheffield Home lesson plans

Published February 01, 2017 14:38

DECSY volunteer teachers Sam Collins (secondary) and Liz Hibberd (primary) have developed some fantastic new lesson plans to go with Jeremy Abraham's photographic exhibition and _bla ...

Education Endowment Fund Teaching and Learning Toolkit recommends P4C

Published April 27, 2016 13:25

The EEF aims to raise the attainment of children faci ...

The Global Goals

Published September 25, 2015 17:03


Ever thought of being a Trustee? Come and join us...

Published August 12, 2015 14:40

Could you see yourself joining us as a DECSY trustee, or supporting us as an ‘expert consultant’ or in some other volunteer capacity? We have a particular need for people with an interest ...

One Billion Rising resources for schools

Published January 28, 2015 16:24

Teachers from DECSY's Gender Respect Project have produced two powerpoint presentations, one for primary and one for secondary introducing students to One Billion Rising which is' the biggest m ...

Philosophy for Children (P4C) Practitioner Development Group

Published January 12, 2015 12:30

This is a group for anyone using P4C.  Most of the people who come have done P4C Level 1 or 2 but anyone is welcome to come along as long as you have group or individual membership of DECS ...

SAPERE EEF-funded National Evaluation Project

Published September 15, 2014 15:37

Helen Griffin is now supporting two more primary schools in Sheffield (Mansel Primary and Fox Hill Primary) to develop Philosophy for Children across KS2 (and beyond!) as part of the P4C Nation ...


Gender Respect Project

Published September 15, 2014 15:04

The Gender Respect Project is now entering its second academic year working with Nursery, Primary and Secondary schools in South Yorkshire.  A teacher group is using an action research dev ...

Updated global literacy list

Published April 09, 2014 19:10

The list of global books for primary literacy has now been updated (April 2014) and available to download /system/resources/BAhbBlsHOgZmSSI2MjAxNC8wNC8 ...


Fairtrade resources

Published February 26, 2013 13:53

We have recently developed some new resources about Fairtrade tea which are available for member schools to download in the Members' Area, and there are also som ...

P4C in Early Years Foundation Stage

Published January 20, 2013 13:30

DECSY can now offer tailored courses in Critical and Creative thinking in Early Years Foundation Stage. For further information download the /system/resources/BAhbBlsHOgZmSSIrMjAxMi8x ...


DECSY teaches Philosophy for Children in China

Published November 14, 2012 14:57

For the second year running DECSY is involved with teaching Philosophy for Children in China. Here is a picture of Rob Unwin (Centre Co-ordinator) working with 5 year old children in a Chinese ...

City Talks

Published October 29, 2012 13:34

DECSY was involved in organising and supporting the Sheffield ESCAL (Every Sheffield Child Articulate and Literate) event in the Town Hall. Children from different schools came together and pa ...

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