Training Courses

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: bookings@decsy.org.uk or phone 0114 241 2750.  The 2021 – 2022 courses are:

Philosophy for Children (P4C) – Level 1, in-person course

  • 12 October 2022
  • 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.

Philosophy for Children (P4C) – Level 1, on-line course

  • 11 November 2022
  • 12.30pm
  • 4.30pm
This SAPERE validated practical on-line course, running over three, 4-hour sessions, 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.

Philosophy for Children (P4C) – Level 2b, In-person course

  • 09 March 2023
  • 10 March 2023
  • 9.30am
  • 4.30pm
P4C Level 2b is designed for teachers who want to be able to lead the development of P4C across the school and use P4C to enhance relationships between children and colleagues.

Building a broad and balanced curriculum through Global Learning, online course

  • 14 March 2023
  • 9.30am
  • noon
Introduction session. The National Curriculum is only part of a broader School Curriculum. This course enables teachers to plan a curriculum that links to real world issues through global learning. There will be a focus on the importance of developing a holistic curriculum that links knowledge, skills and values to enable young people to become critically-informed and active learners.

Philosophy for Children (P4C) – Level 2a, In-person course

  • 15 June 2023
  • 16 June 2023
  • 9.30am
  • 4.30pm
P4C Level 2a is for practitioners who have been using P4C regularly in the classroom for six months or more and whose students are starting to ask higher order questions and to self-facilitate.

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.

Embedding P4C within the Literacy Curriculum

  • TBC
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. Contact DECSY for training dates and in-school training enquiries.

Global Teacher Award – Level 1 Accredited Course, on-line course

  • TBC
This course takes place over two afternoon sessions. 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.

Global Teacher Award – Level 2 Accredited Course

  • TBC
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 full days.

Philosophy for Children in Early Years Foundation Stage

  • TBC
To understand the value and benefits of P4C for young children (including links to EYFS curriculum requirements). This course runs over three afternoon sessions. This course is 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.

Diversity Workshop

  • TBC
Aims of this workshop include becoming aware of our own identity, cultural backgrounds and biases and creating the space to engage in learning through dialogue.

Gender Equality in Schools – a whole-school approach, online course

  • TBC
Introduction and support for a whole-school approach for improving gender equality in the school environment. This training runs as two, 2 hour online sessions. 'Thought provoking session. So helpful to have space to reflect on such important issues.'

Engaging with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), on-line course

  • TBC
Bring your learning to life, help young people make a difference and be part of a global movement for change.

An introduction to teaching topical, controversial and sensitive issues, online course (primary schools)

  • TBC
Support, resources and advice for primary school teachers and TAs on teaching about issues including eco-anxiety, war, racism, discrimination. Previous course participant feedback: 'Thought provoking session. So helpful to have space to reflect on such important issues.'

Climate Change – a whole-school approach, online course

  • TBC
In November 2021 the UK hosted COP 26, the United Nations Climate Conference, to try to reach agreement to speed up action globally to address the climate emergency. This training session will look at how schools can take a whole-school approach to climate change. Also available to book for whole-school twilight or inset day sessions.

Anti-Racist Education Workshop

  • TBC
This workshop will allow you to reflect on your own practice and misconceptions; you are required to have an open mind during this workshop and are welcome to share best practices and experiences. Contact DECSY to book an inset or twilight whole-school training session.

Our current funders are:

The Fore
Can Do South Yorkshire Community Fund
The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
Nineveh Charitable Trust

Co-funded by the Erasmus + programme of the European Union

The Linking Network