RSA Academies aims to provide an inspirational and creative education for all pupils which relates their learning to the wider world, provides experiences which broaden horizons, and enables children and young people to develop the skills needed for success and personal fulfilment.
Our work focuses on excellence in learning, developing a strong arts and cultural offer, the world of work and life beyond school, and supporting mental health and wellbeing.
We work with seven schools for pupils aged 3-19, all of which are located in the West Midlands. These schools also work together as the RSA Academies’ Teaching School Alliance, providing Initial Teacher Training, continuing professional development, and school to school support across the RSA Family of Academies and with a wider network of schools.
We have a very strong connection to the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, more commonly known as the Royal Society of Arts or the RSA. The RSA has a history of developing ideas and projects to improve people’s lives and set up RSA Academies to work with schools also interested in doing the same. RSA Academies aims to influence the practice of other schools through the innovative work we do, continuously learn and to inspire our young people to achieve great things.
New Chair of RSA Academies
As the saying goes, ‘All good things must come to an end’. Sue Horner has served her maximum tenure as Chair of RSA Academies and will be replaced at the next board meeting by John Towers. John is currently the Head of Homefield School in London and has nearly 30 years’
Should all schools be art schools? Yes.
‘All schools should be art schools’ said Bob and Roberta Smith. We rather like this idea. It is our ambition is to bring contemporary art to schools in the RSA Family of Academies to support young people’s exploration of the world and what it means to be human. In
There is something truly wonderful about watching children aged 7-15 dancing together, acting out a story together, reading out each others poetry, hacking each others ‘drawbots’, creating their own graphic score and then playing it via the medium of weird and wonderful sound-making objects. Now imagine that these children