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11 April 2024

GOT (Getting On Together)

  • United Kingdom
Target Audience
  • Educators/academics
  • Local community organisations/NGOs
  • Youth/pupils/students
key themes association
  • (Early) prevention
  • Formal/informal education
  • 2023


Getting On Together

GOT is a not-for-profit consortium of key representatives of faith, communities, teacher practitioners, academics – including a leading expert in online internet use and abuse - and school/college inspection service. It is a limited company.

Type of Organisation: NGO

Project description

The GOT Project comprises a series of fully-resourced formal and informal sequential educational programmes and resources which challenge all forms of extremism and violent extremism. The target audience ranges from primary-age school children to youth and adults.

The project was conceived as a result of concerns over community tensions in Cardiff, Wales following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Its core objectives, differentiated by target audience, aim to:

  • counter intolerance, radicalisation and extremism through the medium of safe spaces and independent critical thinking;
  • facilitate knowledge and understanding of the non-violent message of the Islamic faith;
  • reduce prejudice and discrimination across all cultures, faiths and creeds;
  • promote integrated, valued and cohesive communities.

Project summary:

  • (A) GOT 1 (2009-2014) for secondary pupils aged 14-16; funded by Welsh Assembly Government to challenge radical, religiouslyinspired malicious ideologies; accredited by UK central Government for free access at Secondary Getting on Together - Educate Against Hate and the United Nations site at GOT 1 : Countering Radical Ideologies (
  • (B) Cardiff-GOT-Germany-Slovakia 'challenging extremism' programme (2019) for primary school children aged 8 to 11 in Wales (lead partner), Germany and Slovakia funded through Erasmus+ comprising a series of six lessons complementing the primary school curriculum. Resources, including filmed lessons, are available free online at GOT PROJECT
  • (C) Cardiff-GOT-Poland-Spain ‘challenging extremism’ programme (2021) for pupils aged 11-14 in Wales (lead partner), Poland and Spain, funded through Erasmus+ comprising a series of 6 lessons for the secondary curriculum, available free online at GOT PROJECT
  • (D) GOT-Welsh Joint Education Committee ‘Inequality Extremism’ accredited Baccalaureate module (2023): a fully resourced teachinglearning module of 15 lessons to facilitate challenge and debate of sensitive issues of our time relating to non-violent and violent extremism. Accessible at: WBQ materials (Revised March 2023) (
  • (E) GOT-Experts compendium 'Supporting Muslim Students' (2017), published by John Catt: a reference guide for teachers, trainers and lecturers to provide enhanced affective and cognitive support for their Muslim students at Supporting Muslim Students: A Quick Reference Guide for Teachers, Trainers and Lecturers by Angus Dunphy, Barrie Phillips | Waterstones


All programmes feature a combination of teaching manuals, videos, exemplar lessons, filmed lessons and resources. Extensive training materials have been developed to facilitate delivery of all programmes complementing the UK Prevent legislation, the Wales incoming CfW (Curriculum for Wales) and the Wales schools inspection framework.

Workshops provide support and guidance for teachers and other professionals on sensitive and challenging issues and involve a number of expert specialisms. (See exemplar training programme and evaluation for primary school teachers at 'KS2 'Train The Trainer' Feedback (

Contact details

Contact person: Barrie Phillips, Director – GOT Project
Telephone: (+44) 07 800 711 318
GOT [dot] Project [dot] 1atgmail [dot] com (Email) | Website

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11 APRIL 2024
GOT (Getting On Together)