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Growing imaginations: a half way review…

December 22, 2016 / Georgina Chatfield

As we approach the Christmas holidays and our minds turn to winter colours or reds, greens and golds to inspire our gardens and our homes it is a reflective time of year, we have been doing the same with the Secret Gardeners’ Project. Much planning and digging has taken place, not always in the kindest […]

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RSA Academies Newsletter December 2016

December 8, 2016 / Georgina Chatfield

Welcome to the December newsletter with news from RSA Academies – in this edition we have news about this year’s Takeover Day where students from all seven RSA schools came to London to take over the RSA for the day! The seven schools pitched their social action projects to a friendly team of ‘Dragons’, great project project development and public speaking skills. Find out about the RSA Citizens’ Economic Council roadshow at RSA Academy in Tipton and what the students thought about and understood by ‘economics’. Also featured are CPDL teaching opportunities available through the RSA Academies’ Teaching School Alliance, and see what we are all writing about in the most recent blogs – spoiler – there’s one on grammar schools…

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Building a Citizens’ Economy: RSA Academy talk economics

December 8, 2016 / Roisin Ellison

Built into the Citizens’ Economic Council programme are a series of Inclusion Roadshows that reach out to communities and groups typically marginalised from mainstream economic discourse and decision-making. This recognises the very different ways in which the effects of economic decisions can affect both people and their communities as well as the importance of inclusion […]

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Takeover Day: project pitches impress and inspire

December 5, 2016 / Roisin Ellison

The RSA’s third annual Takeover Day took place on 29th November, with a record number of nine schools (including two prospective schools) ‘taking over’ the RSA. Students from 7 to 17 took part in a programme of tours and workshops led by RSA staff volunteers as well as providing feedback to us on what makes […]

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‘Grammar school’ consultation response

December 2, 2016 / Alison Critchley

The Department for Education’s consultation on grammar schools, entitled without apparent irony “Schools that work for everyone” closes on 12 December 2017.  More than usual with this particular consultation there is a strong sense of ‘why bother?’ Those familiar with the form of DFE consultations will be unsurprised to learn that at no point does […]

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