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Deepening understanding of controversial and complex issues through P4C

At DECSY most, if not all, of our curriculum development projects have P4C (Philosophy for Communities / Children) at their heart. See Helen Griffin’s blog describing the use of P4C as part of the Nonviolent Action: A Force for Change project:

DECSY Latest Annual Report

Our latest Annual Report is available here. A great overview of our activities during 2020.

DECSY AGM, Wednesday 28th April, 4.45pm onwards

You are invited to join us for our second online AGM on Wednesday 28th April. The event will begin with a workshop lead by Sarah Ahmed entitled: ‘Anti-Racist Education.’ The AGM will follow this at 6.15 pm. To register for the Zoom meeting link contact:

Resources for Home Schooling – updated January 2021

New Resources links added for January 2021 – DECSY staff have put together a selection of resources aimed at children / young people learning at home. They are aimed at parents and carers but can also be used by teachers and in some cases for self directed study.

Learning from a pandemic and funded training sessions

This new resource and associated free training sessions will help teachers make a contribution to a recovery curriculum in schools, and beyond this, by providing interesting, engaging and relevant content that encourages pupils to recall, discuss and process some of their thoughts, feelings and memories. The next training session – January, 2021, TBC.

Philosophy for Children (P4C) Practitioner Development Group

Starting again in Autumn Term 2020 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 DECSY.These meetings will take place...

Free History Key Stage2 and 3 teaching resource to download

Colonialism, Slavery and The Industrial Revolution. A Case Study: The Empire in South Yorkshire 1700 - 1860This DECSY publication receives consistently outstanding reviews. A useful resource to cover Key Stage 3 History study unit: Britain, 1745 - 1901...

Our current funders are:

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

The Fore
Nineveh Charitable Trust
The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

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

The Linking Network