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Evaluation of the Creative English Programme

FaithAction are proud to announce the launch of an External Evaluation of the Creative English programme, completed by the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University. The Creative English programme is making a positive difference to the lives of low- and intermediate-proficiency speakers of English. Learners are

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On Speaking Terms

Creative English was featured as a case study in On Speaking Terms, a report by think-tank Demos on the state of provision of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in England and how it compares with other nations. Our research identifies a number of advantages associated with English ability,

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Paper by Dr. Anne Smith

The paper, ‘Maximizing empowerment in applied theatre with refugees and migrants in the United Kingdom: Facilitation shaped by an ethic of care’ by FaithAction’s Dr. Anne Smith was published in The Journal of Arts & Communities, Volume 6, Issue 2-3. The paper draws on evidence from Creative English to argue

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The Telegraph and Argus

In 2014, Bradford’s Telegraph and Argus reported on a visit made by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to a Creative English class run by Tresom, as part of a tour of local projects empowering people through language skills. He met with Creative English creator, FaithAction’s Dr. Anne Smith, and spoke with

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Barking and Dagenham Post

In October, a reporter from the Barking and Dagenham Post visited the Creative English class  at Castle Point in Dagenham, where he also met with programme creator Dr. Anne Smith herself. An article was featured in the 7th October edition, featuring some words from Anne and from a number of

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Easton Jubilee

I just wanted to share a story from the week before half term. We were doing the first session of going to the doctors. At the local surgery, if you want an appointment for the same day, you have to wait for a call back from the GP to assess

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Trescom Research and Consultancy

In addition to running a Creative English class, Trescom received a grant from the Creative English Innovation Fund to set up a Sewing Club to help bring the local community together by exploring the textile history of the area. The learner below told us about how she volunteers to help

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Harold Road Centre

The Harold Road Centre had previously been running an accredited English class until funding was cut, and decided to continue with informal English classes to complement their Literacy class. They felt Creative English offered the holistic experience they desired, and many of their learners now continue their experience through a

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Community Resources

The Community Resources Hub in Dagenham works to build community cohesion in its local area. It is primarily staffed by local volunteers who are passionate about sharing in the development of their community. Sally Dixon, the Hub’s facilitator, told us about one of their learners. Elsa has been coming to

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