Common Good Schools programme

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

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. 

Click this link or image above to view introductory presentation

Who is it for and how is it delivered?

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.

Why do it?

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.

The components of Common Good Schools 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. The programme is designed to help a school foster greater community engagement and pride at a local level.

Get involved

We have set ourselves a broad two year pilot phase. If you would like your school to get involved, first watch our introductory presentation (contains speaker notes if you want to share it with colleagues) and then email:

One of the schools piloting the materials is St John Bosco College in Battersea, London, whose staff (as pictured above) are currently trialling the resources.

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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