Common Good Schools programme

How can we prepare young people to cope with an uncertain future? 

Without a sense of mutual responsibility for the Common Good, society begins to fracture and fragment. We are beginning to see this happening in the form of social division and political extremism. 

A school rooted in its community can be a force for the Common Good

Our new, unique 10-week Common Good Schools programme enables young people to take personal responsibility and put the principles of Common Good thinking into practice, respecting the dignity of each human being, contributing to positive social relationships, demonstrating stewardship and valuing community. 

Designed for KS3&4, the programme includes a complete set of off the shelf materials:  ten assemblies, ten lesson plans, student worksheets, powerpoint presentations and a community engagement guide. The components draw on Common Good Thinking and are designed to enhance character education by encouraging independence of thought and an understanding of humanity that enables young people to discern their unique vocation in relationship with others. They are designed to help a school foster greater community engagement and pride at a local level.

We are delighted to be partnering with St John Bosco College in Battersea, London, who are trialling the resources during the autumn of 2018. 

To find out how your school can get involved, please email Bryony Wells,T4CG's Training and Events Co-ordinator at:

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You may also be interested to read about our earlier work with schools

Common Good school-community initiatives in Liverpool

Common Good schools initiatives in Italy

Related schools resources by our friends and partners