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.
A Whole School Approach: mental health report launched
On World Mental Health Day, we would like to share with you the findings from our new joint RSA-RSA Academies report: ‘A Whole School Approach to Mental Health’. Between July 2017 and September 2018, the RSA and RSA Academies provided a programme of mental health awareness training across all staff
Here is the RSA Academies’ October Newsletter. Read about the Commitments, physical theatre, mental health and more. Top image credit: Hannah Gibbs on Unsplash.
National Poetry Day
To mark National Poetry Day, here is a short anthology of poems from Ipsley CE RSA Academy on the theme ‘windows of the world’. Find a quiet spot, take a slow, deep breath, and relax into the words of these KS2 and 3 pupils. Enjoy. Top image credit: Samuel Zeller on Unsplash