We support service users to develop their English skills in the centre and are able to signpost towards a range of other organisations able to support education in other areas. 
We also work with schools to help develop a greater understanding of the asylum system and to develop community links.

Learning English

Everyday English sessions run Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the Walking With Centre – 10.30am – 12 noon. These are taught sessions. 
All registered service users are welcome. 
Sessions provide the opportunity to learn and use English necessary to life in the UK and the chance to meet others in the community. 
Happy to Chat sessions run on Thursdays 10.30am – 12 noon and offer an opportunity for informal chat with volunteers and to meet others. Tea/ coffee available. 
All registered service users are welcome. 
For more information contact Reception. 

Schools of Sanctuary

“We support the ‘City of Sanctuary’ vision that the UK will be a welcoming place of safety for all and proud to offer sanctuary to people fleeing violence and persecution. 

We endorse the City of Sanctuary Charter and agree to act in accordance with City of Sanctuary values and apply the network principles within our work (as far as our specific context enables us to).

We recognise the contribution of people seeking sanctuary. Sanctuary seekers are welcomed, included and supported within our context. We expect our branches or local groups (if any) to support their local City of Sanctuary group if one exists and will facilitate contact between them and their local City of Sanctuary group.

We are willing for our organisation’s name to be added to a list of supporters of City of Sanctuary, linked to our website. We are also willing to be contacted by City of Sanctuary with further ideas for how we can turn our support into practical action and to discuss ways we might work together to promote the vision further”


Why become a School of Sanctuary?

  • Raise awareness about forces displacement and migration
  • Support newly arrived students and all people seeking sanctuary
  • To build a culture of awareness and compassion with young people at the forefront
  • To ensure education provision effectively supports and meets the needs of new arrivals


Support for Schools

Walking With works in partnership with North Tyneside Learning Trust to support schools in North Tyneside to become Schools of Sanctuary.


Further information

Access this link: Home – Schools of Sanctuary (

Contact either of the Joint Local Leads for ‘Schools of Sanctuary’ in North Tyneside: