COMMON GROUND COLLABORATIVE
Over the last few years we have grown the CGC slowly and steadily, working in a range of schools around the world who had requested an early partnership. As we worked together we were constantly learning, constantly refining. In effect we were co-creating the CGC, the Design Team working in deep sustained partnerships with the schools.
The benefit of these early years of working quietly together is that we now know what works best. We have assembled a team of world-class writers and designers. We have learned together how to co-create new contexts with and for schools. We have worked out how to generate a school-based, customised Learning Ecosystem that provides both the inspiration and the plan for organising all aspects of learning, teaching, assessing and leading for learning
The products and processes of all that co-creation are now being made available to all schools that wish to join the Collaborative. The sum total of our collaborative work is a radically different kind of organisation, which empowers schools by sharing great ideas for real learning at the student, adult and organisational level, but which imposes nothing.
Find out more about membership below.
When thinking about an appropriate fee structure, we returned, as always to principles. Rather than just set out a fee table, we have explained the CGC Financial Principles alongside the fees that we believe reflect those principles.
The Affordability Principle
There are students, teachers, schools we are supporting through our Serving Learning System. They are located in regions of self-identified need and low economic resources. They deserve access to the best learning, but they don’t have the means to pay for that access. We provide these schools with free access to the CGC learning base.
Become a CGC Follower to have access to the core materials.
The Transparency Principle
Everything we do is transparent. All our fees are published on our website. That saves time and energy otherwise misspent clarifying “consultancy” fees every time we form a new partnership.
View the training fees
The Scalability Principle
Not too little, not too much, just right – our membership fees are scaled according to school size. That’s not an infallible system for the purposes of fairness, but we like to keep things simple.
See the membership fees below.
€1.500 / YEAR
100 - 299
€ 2.750 / year
300 - 599
€4.000 / year
600 - 899
€5.250 / year
900 – 1199
€6.750 / year
€8.000 / year
When schools join CGC, they retain total independence and control. We are guided by a few shared principles, not constrained by multiple rules and regulations. We ensure quality not through redundant authorisation processes, but by working with accrediting agencies and schools to ensure that our members are fully prepared to meet accreditation standards. We make schooling simpler, by focussing on learning impact, so that, in our member schools, the stop-doing list is often longer than the to-do list. Our goal is simple: more learning, less stress...no wonder some call us The Common-Sense Collaborative.
Join the CGC to co-create new contexts for your school. Work with our learning ecosystem to get all aspects of learning, leading, teaching, and assessing organised.
CGC School Members
Please sign up to be a CGC School Member below.