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)