St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Thame

Inspired to be our best.....

Philosophy for Children

'To provide a broad and balanced education which will help children and young people grow to their full human potential, and pay regard to the formation of the whole person’ (Christ at the Centre).  

As a Catholic School we are constantly looking for ways for children to reflect - reflect on their actions, their beliefs and their faith.  Last year we trained our staff to offer Philosophy for Children lessons - encouraging children to think critically, creatively, collaboratively and caringly. These sessions take place during lessons - asking deep, probing questions, offering opportunities for children to change their minds and disagree amicably - structuring thoughtful discussion.

This year we will continue to develop these skills as our pupils become philosophers....

For more information see https://www.sapere.org.uk/