Sara Stanley has 26 years’ experience of working with young children in education and has worked as an Advanced Skills Teacher & Foundation Stage Leader since 1997.
B.Ed (Hons) Homerton College, Cambridge 1993-1997
Qualified as a Level 1 Trainer for SAPERE in 1999
“But Why? Developing Philosophical Thinking in the Classroom” – (NEP 2004)
“Creating Enquiring Minds” - (Continuum 2006).
“Why Think? Philosophical Play 3-11” - (Continuum Bloomsbury 2012)
“Read & Respond – Burglar Bill” – (Scholastic)
“Read & Respond – Funny Bones” – (Scholastic)
“Read & Respond – Tyrannosaurus Drip” – (Scholastic)
“Read & Respond – Stickman” – (Scholastic)
“Read & Respond – Rosie’s Walk” – (Scholastic)
“Read & Respond – Jack & the Beanstalk” – (Scholastic)
Conferences & Consultancy
Keynote Speech P4C Conference at Cardiff Met with Anthony Browne – June 2012
Keynote Speaker and Workshop Leader Lillehammer and Oslo – Feb 2011
Keynote Speech and Workshop Leader at Writeaway Conferences - 2007-2011
Recent consultancy work includes leading workshops for teachers, and charitable organisations in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa.
Upcoming work includes Philosophy for Children Level One training in Johannesburg and continuation of enquiry based classroom projects in the Cape.
She is also collaborating on a new PGCE Foundation Phase Handbook with Prof. Karin Murris at the University of Cape Town.
Essays & Internet
Series of articles on philosophy in the Foundation Stage for Teach Nursery magazine. (2012)
A Skills based approach to P4C; Fairy tales and the Foundation Stage - Gifted Education International (2007)
Sara is fully CRB checked