DECSY offers a full range of courses and events to help you improve your skills in incorporating Global Learning in your teaching. To book on to a course contact: or phone 0114 241 2750.  The 2019 – 2020 courses are:

Embedding P4C within the Literacy Curriculum

  • 18 May 2020
  • 9.30am
  • 4.30pm
This course will support teachers in using Philosophy for Children (P4C) and literacy together to critically explore 'British values' in the context of global learning at KS2.

FREE course – Global Teacher Award – Level 1 Accredited Course

  • 05 June 2020
  • 1pm
  • 4pm
The Global Teacher's Award supports teachers in developing skills, confidence and practical global learning methods to support and enhance a broad and balanced curriculum. This course runs over two afternoon sessions. Also available for whole-school training booking.

Philosophy for Children (P4C) – Level 1

  • 09 June 2020
  • 4.30pm
  • 6.30pm
This two and a half day practical workshop will explore the aims, principles and benefits of philosophical enquiry, and explore how these enquiries can develop Global Citizenship skills, concepts and dispositions and tackle controversial issues.

Gender Equality in Schools

  • 08 July 2020
  • 9:30am
  • 4:30pm
Participants will receive a free copy of 'Gender Equality in Primary Schools' A guide for teachers, written by Helen Griffin (published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers). Also available for whole-school training booking.

Persona Doll Training

  • TBC
This course is ideal for Early Years practitioners, KS 1 and 2 teachers and learning support staff to develop confidence, knowledge and skills in using Persona Dolls.

Philosophy for Children – Beyond Level 1 (Tools for Thinking Together)

  • TBC
Available for whole-school training booking. This course is for all those who have done P4C level 1 training and have led at least six P4C enquiries, and is suitable for those who want to reinforce or refresh their P4C practice following any level of P4C training.

Planning a broad and balanced curriculum through Global Learning

  • TBC
Available for whole-school training booking. A workshop format course aimed at KS2 and KS3, focusing on curriculum development, teaching and learning, development of whole school ethos, pupil behaviour and values.

Philosophy for Children in Early Years Foundation Stage

  • TBC
Available for whole-school training booking. To understand the value and benefits of P4C for young children (including links to EYFS curriculum requirements)

Our current funders are:

Funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the European Union