a flexible ten week 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 see this happening in the form of social division and political extremism.
Our unique 10-week Common Good Schools programme is designed for KS3&4 (11-16 age groups) in schools and youth settings.
The programme fosters character development and teaches the principles of Common Good thinking in practice. Consisting of three strands - lessons, assemblies and community engagement, the resource cultivates a respect for others, the importance of good relationships, while demonstrating good stewardship and valuing community.
Who is it for?
- Suitable for use in any school or youth organisation - written in non-religious language
- Flexible for SMSC, PSHE, Tutor Time, RE settings, and also in youth group contexts, and confirmation programmes
- For delivery by your RE staff, chaplains, year group heads, form tutors, youth group leaders.
What is it designed to do?
- Enhances character education and wellbeing
- Enables young people to discern their unique purpose in relationship with others
- Fosters community engagement and links with neighbouring organisations
- Builds pride in the neighbourhood
- Helps you meet Ofsted and SIAMS requirements
What does the programme consist of?
- Fun, engaging activities drawing on Common Good Thinking
- Three strands designed as a coherent framework with tasks you can cherry pick according to context
- A complete set of flexible off the shelf materials provided digitally: ten lesson plans, ten short assemblies (Acts of Collective Worship in non religious language), worksheets, teaching aids, powerpoint presentations and a community engagement guide
- Intentionally written in non religious language (staff in church contexts can draw on suggested scripture and prayers provided, or bring in their own content)
READ MORE ABOUT the programme IN PRACTICE
How do I get involved?
The full suite of resources is provided digitally free of charge to your school or youth organisation after you complete a two step induction with us. There is a modest charge for the induction.
- The first step is to watch our slideshow: https://bit.ly/CommonGoodSchoolsINTRO
- Then contact us to discuss your needs at email@example.com
We are always looking for experienced educational professionals to work with us to share this material more widely. If you would like to get involved in this way, please get in touch.
Images reproduced with the kind permission of Alsop High School and St John Bosco College