Founded in 1996 as a supplementary school for children and a cultural café offering artists and musicians a platform to a diverse audience, COVO has developed into an organisation specialized in developing new approaches to learning, training and engaging communities. We have been based in London borough of Southwark since 1999.
To date we have forged important partnership links with Goldsmiths University tutors and students and Southwark local authority. COVO receives school referrals from Southwark Behaviour Support Team and was commissioned by Southwark Play Service to conduct a feasibility study of local play provision for Southwark Play Strategy 2006-2007. In partnership with Southwark Agency Supporting Schools Program (ASSP), COVO has developed Social, Emotional Aspects of Learning programmes (SEAL) in primary and secondary schools. Since 2007 we have worked in partnership with Southwark Children's Services to develop a self-evaluation toolkit and bespoke training for 25 supplementary and mother tongue schools in Southwark.