Rebecca has been involved in education for over 20 years. She began with an Early Years focus, teaching in Cyprus and Finland. In the UK she has worked in all three key stages of Primary education, and was lead P4C practitioner for Oldham LEA.
Rebecca has worked closely with adults and Community Projects to improve communication and build relationships including with the Preventing Violent Extremism Project. As a SAPERE P4C trainer she has supported schools from initial training through to gold awards. She has supported a range of AP schools, including PRU’s, Hospital Schools and SEN provisions. She is passionate about developing a self-sustaining model for schools to enable them to continue delivering and embedding quality and meaningful P4C, in an accessible, individualised way
Paula is an experienced primary school teacher and former Headteacher with a good track record of working with a wide range of schools in areas of high deprivation. Paula is clear about the positive impact that P4C and Metacognition can have on the quality of teaching and learning for all pupils and is currently working towards a PhD at The University of Cumbria about the Primary Curriculum’s role in enabling people to achieve ‘success in life’.
Paula is passionate about permaculture and can help schools to integrate sustainability and the values of food growing, nature gardening and permaculture throughout your curriculum. She has taken two school gardens to the RHS Tatton Flower Show and was awarded Highly Commended in the World Wildlife Fund’s Teacher of the Year Awards 2014. Paula works with youth groups to achieve the ‘Our Community’ Arts Awards created by the Arts Council and Tameside Council. Paula is based in Tameside, Greater Manchester and can bring this into your school.