CoED Foundation School Support

We have worked in a range of contexts, creative and educational; and in a range of countries.

The peace pole Project


The Peace Pole Project was run with The Goi Peace Foundation on International Day of Peace in the gardens of The CoED Foundation. This project sets out to celebrate and promote peace on earth. Check out the short video showing the collaboration of pupils from two different schools coming together with song and peace prayers in a wonderful ceremony to plant the Peace Pole.
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Compassionate Comics Project

Compassionate Comics Project

CoED's compassionate comics project, generously funded by the Big Lottery Awards for All, was originally conceived by children's writer, illustrator and publisher, Fiona Scoble, and CoED's CEO Maurice Irfan Coles. Initially called 'The Compassionate Five: the Graphic Short Story Project,' Fiona recommended the name change to better seize young people's attention. It proved to be a simple master stroke as from the outset the thirty five 10-11 year olds were proactively enthused and involved.
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Gilroy Brown and Maurice Coles specialise in this area and over the years have undertaken numerous inspection and reviews of SMSC, and more recently have placed this within the context of Fundamental British Values. The latest OFSTED changes are unequivocal: you cannot be judged as good or outstanding unless you meet stringent criteria in this area. CoED therefore offers a flexible package of review and support which ranges from a one-day health check undertaken by them both, to a negotiated bespoke model that suits your school's needs.
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During December 2015, we ran a series of Positive Interfaith Workshops that were delivered with three local schools in Handsworth Wood, to discuss local matters that affect them and why? The schools involved were at Holyhead Academy, Nishkam Primary School and Nishkam Secondary School.

The workshops were funded by the Near Neighbours scheme as a continuation of our local partnership with St Andrews Church.
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Sacred Spaces is a creative arts project that engages pupils to explore and learn about local faith spaces. Common features of local faiths are explored during visits, whilst pupils work with artists to develop their individual creative skills.

All our Artists are DBS checked and we are able to incorporate the Arts Award with projects. Contact to book Sacred Spaces for your school.