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Opening Doors to Business Launch

February 28, 2018 / Roisin Ellison

The joint RSA Academies/NWedR Opening Doors to Business programme aims to replace traditional careers fairs with new, more impact intensive ways, of ensuring that local school pupils had an increased awareness of local opportunities open to them by visiting local employers in their workplaces. Following a successful pilot last June, the programme had its official launch for […]

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RSA Academies’ TSA Conference for NQTs and RQTs

February 27, 2018 / Roisin Ellison

On 10 February in the Central Trust offices in Birmingham, the RSAA Teaching School Alliance held a conference for nearly 50 newly and recently qualified teachers across the RSA Family and beyond, providing delegates with an opportunity for career development, reflection and practical resources for the classroom. Themes were wide-ranging, from behaviour management to working with […]

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Mental pictures: applying joy and colour to a challenging issue

February 22, 2018 / Georgina Chatfield

This blog has been written by Melanie Andrews, Design Network Manager, RSA. It has also been posted on the RSA website. A recent exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, ‘Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?’ explored how communication design could be persuasive, shocking and perhaps even instrumental in healing. Last week, to coincide with Children’s Mental […]

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RSA Academies lead discussion on university and equality

February 14, 2018 / Georgina Chatfield

Held at the RSA on 1 February in partnership with Warwick University, chaired by Alison Critchley, Chief Executive RSA Academies and including Samirah Roberts, Head of Sixth Form at Holyhead School. Watch again on Facebook. Why are disadvantaged students still underrepresented in our universities, and what can we do about it? Despite efforts by universities […]

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Schools should be allowed to leave MATs in 5 years

February 12, 2018 / Georgina Chatfield

Alison Critchley, Chief Executive of RSA Academies published in the Tes today. Taken from the Tes website: A ‘transfer window’ would result in a truly school-led system that supports struggling schools. For the embryonic multi-academy trust system to mature successfully, schools should be given a window of opportunity to leave their trust after five years, one chief executive […]

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