Salusbury World and Capital City Academy have been working together since 2009 to provide support for the refugee, migrant and asylum-seeking community in the school. We are a local charity set up in 1999. We aim to build relationships with children and families who come from a refugee or migrant background. The families that we support come from all over the world, and from very differing social, economic and educational backgrounds.
All our services are FREE.
Classes for Parents and Carers
Salusbury World run FREE English classes for women. Parents and carers of Capital City Academy students are very welcome to join us. The classes are very popular and well attended and parents say their English has improved, they have made new friends and that they feel more confident and more involved in their children's education. Improved fluency in English has also helped several parents to find paid work.
The lessons take place from 10am to 12 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in various local locations, and online. Everyone is welcome! For more information, contact our teacher Aynur - email@example.com or 07745 490192.
Our family support worker, Violeta Hulme, is friendly and approachable. She can be contacted on 07443 609152 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Violeta has lots of experience and can help parents with all sorts of problems – including everyday ones to do with food, welfare benefits and housing. Nothing is too big or too small to talk about.
We also have a team of advice workers who can help with more complex issues, including immigration and employment problems. The team are qualified and have lots of experience. And we have interpreters who can help, if needed.
We help many Brent families every year. Last year, we recovered more than £50,000 in unpaid entitlements.
Salusbury World supports Capital City Academy students with one-to-one educational mentoring. Our volunteers have helped more than 60 refugee and migrant children during the last two years – with homework, with English conversation, with coursework and with investigating career options.
Students who have a mentor tell us that mentoring helps them to improve their school work and gives them more confidence in class.
“Having a mentor has helped me with my English and Maths a lot. It has made me feel like I have the chance to do well and I now ask questions in class. If I don’t know what to do, I have someone to go over it with me."
The mentoring group are also invited to attend our summer Holiday Club, where they have the chance to learn more about London, improve their English and try out new activities.
If you think your child would benefit from the support of a mentor, please contact Dan email@example.com or 07719 517967.
Or your child can come and have a chat with Dan themselves. He’s in the school library most mornings, from Monday to Thursday.
We have brought into school a number of projects and inspiring speakers. We have organised creative writing workshops with English PEN, and run music projects for students in U33 with Music Action International.
We take students and families on regular trips. A highlight is our bi-annual visit to Onform, a sculpture exhibition held at a beautiful house in the Cotswolds.
Please have a look at Salusbury World’s website to find out more about who we are and what we do www.salusburyworld.org.uk