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.
Classes for Parents and Carers
Salusbury World run FREE weekly English classes for Capital City Academy parents and carers. Our English teacher helps parents to improve their English so they can participate more fully in their child’s education. The classes are very popular and well attended and parents say their English has improved, 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 on Monday mornings from 10am to 12 midday. Everyone is welcome! No registration needed – just come along to the school reception on any Monday morning. For more information, contact our teacher Aynur - firstname.lastname@example.org
Advice for Parents
Salusbury World has a small team of advice workers who can help parents, carers and students with issues and problems to do with debt, housing, welfare benefits, immigration and employment problems.
To make an appointment, please call Alexa on 07415 957976 or 0207 372 2244
Salusbury World supports students in school 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.
Or your child can come and have a chat with us themselves. We’re in the back part of the school library.
We have brought into school a number of projects and inspiring speakers. We have organised creative writing workshops, with English PEN, led by published poets. Poetry written by the students in these sessions has been published in an anthology and the students had the opportunity to perform their work at a launch party.
We’ve also run music projects for students in U40 with Music Action International – and the children performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the South Bank.
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