Coventry Cultural Education Partnership

Coventry Cultural Education Partnership and Schools Cultural Champions

Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 is delighted to be part of the Coventry Cultural Education Partnership (CCEP).

CCEP is a network of professionals and organisations that offer learning opportunities for children and young people between the ages of 0-30 years in Coventry. It includes people from the creative and cultural sector, from formal education settings such schools, universities and colleges, and from early years and informal education providers.

This City of Culture CCEP page has been created to provide participating schools with regular CCEP related updates.

As part of the partnership, a network of Cultural Champions has been formed, providing schools with the opportunity to nominate teachers and/or support staff who are passionate about cultivating cultural activity in their institutions.

This is a significant development for the City and a real benefit, not only during the City of Culture year but for many years to come. 

If you are a Coventry school looking to get involved in CCEP please contact the organisers using the contact link below.

Image: Coventry Cultural Education Partnership logo

Image: Coventry Cultural Education Partnership logo

CCEP Current Aims & Objectives


Every child and young person in Coventry has the opportunity to experience cultural learning activities that enable them to flourish, thrive and be optimistic about their futures.


To create more opportunities for Coventry’s ‘learning’ and ‘cultural’ sectors to work together, improve the quality of activity and extend the reach and impact of cultural learning for all children and young people.

Together we aim to ensure that every child and young person in Coventry has the opportunity experience cultural learning activities.

To help us achieve this we:

  • Provide opportunities for the ‘learning’ and ‘cultural’ sector to work together
  • Give advice and support to organisations about how to creatively engage with culture in education and learning settings
  • Offer professional development opportunities for teachers, artists, and other professionals
  • Create space for formal and informal conversations about cultural education
  • Coordinate a network of ‘Cultural Champions’ in education settings across Coventry
  • Regularly share information via dedicated social-media and newsletters

Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 and the CCEP are working to ensure that all children and young people have opportunities to take part in the cultural activity and benefit from the opportunities that this year will bring in our city.

Current Activities

CCEP CPD group is exploring how we can develop an online one-stop shop and repository for CPD for schools and artists in Coventry.

We are seeking to understand:

  • How we define CCEP CPD?
  • How we capture and extend good practice in the existing provision?
  • How we can work with existing networks across both Coventry and Warwickshire to develop this work?
  • 100 Brilliant Ideas to Inspire and Spark Creativity

100 Brilliant Ideas is a free CCEP resource to inspire young people’s creativity.

It is a quick to use and easy-to-understand approach to prompt young people to access and use their natural creativity. The ideas collected were devised by artists, teachers and education professionals, arts, cultural and heritage organisations and individuals with a commitment to developing creativity in young people.

The majority of the ideas are designed to allow a quick response without having to rely on a large number of resources, others might need some preparation and may even inspire a trip to a local arts, cultural or heritage venue.

We have also included a directory of organisations and individuals you may want to connect with to take your ideas further.

We hope you find the 100 Brilliant Ideas a useful resource and importantly enjoy them, have fun with your young people and embrace the joy that creativity always brings!

You can view or download 100 Brilliant Ideas here: Download 100 Ideas Resource Pack

Look out for our #100BrilliantIdeas on Twitter.

Coventry & Warwickshire CEPs Teachers Network

The Coventry & Warwickshire CEP Teachers Network is currently launching for the following education disciplines:

  • Primary Visual Arts Network
  • Secondary Dance Network
  • Secondary Drama
  • Secondary Visual Art and Design

For more information on these networks and to sign up contact CCEP using the link below.

Contact CCEP