About Lisa

Lisa Naylor is our lead Philosophy for Children (P4C) consultant. She’s an expert in Philosophy for Children (P4C) and has been a SAPERE-registered P4C trainer since August 2005. She is now recognised as one of the lead trainers in the country.

Lisa leads P4C courses and INSETs, training for both primary and secondary schools in London and across the country. She speaks about P4C regularly at network meetings and conferences.

Lisa led Gallions to becoming the first ever SAPERE Gold Award School in the UK. In her role at Gallions, she supports teachers planning and delivering P4C sessions from Nursery to Year 6.

Lisa is currently working in an advisory capacity across several schools, supporting them in the SAPERE ‘Going for Gold’ programme. This has included leading the introduction of P4C to all Year 7 students at a large secondary school in East London as part of a two-year project.

Specialist Areas

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  • Pupil Workshops

  • Demonstration of P4C Sessions

  • Mentoring

  • Teacher Support

  • Planning a Whole-School Approach to Implementing P4C (across the Key Stages)

  • P4C with Parents

Comments Received on Lisa's Work

"It was a wonderful day which we all really enjoyed.

Walking into the staff room to hear teachers debating about love was a truly memorable experience - this would not have happened without you."


Patrick Devereux, Headteacher - Our Lady and St. Joseph Catholic Primary School, Tower Hamlets

Examples of Lisa’s Work

Watch – BBC London News – Lisa and her Year 3 class at Gallions Primary School appear in an article about Philosophy for Children (P4C).

Watch – Year 6 P4C enquiry – A short extract from Lisa and her Year 6 class.

Read – A guide to philosophical enquiry in the primary classroom – Lisa explains how she encourages her primary students to debate life’s big questions in this Guardian article.

Read – Philosophy in Schools – The Philosopher magazine interviews Lisa

Read – Five-year olds taught philosophy; Article on the BBC News Channel about P4C in schools

Read – Is it ever OK to lie? – TES article on P4C

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