Whitley Academy: Professional Exploration Groups

July 13, 2016 / Roisin Ellison

On Wednesday 22nd June, Whitley held their annual CPD celebration event. This event showcased the wonderful range of activities that Whitley staff have done throughout the year, including many fascinating action-research projects. Below is an explanation from CPD lead Matthew Purslow on how the programme works. Professional Exploration Groups (PEG) received ‘dedicated’ calendared CPD time […]

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Design and technology get real

July 9, 2016 / Georgina Chatfield

Graphic Novel Using Digital Design and Technology Black County Atelier’s latest collaboration with the RSA Academy in Tipton has seen BCA work with the Academy on their latest REAL project (this stands for rigorous, engaging, authentic, learning). Project overview REAL Projects is a design for learning that connects deep subject content with real world problem solving. REAL Projects […]

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RSA Academies Newsletter July 2016

July 6, 2016 / Georgina Chatfield

Welcome to the July newsletter featuring the latest update from RSA Academies – in this edition we have the full results of the teacher questionnaire who tell us what it means to be a teacher at an RSA school, the winner of the second-ever hotly fought after RSA Cup, Whitley Academy’s success at debating at Warwick University, Georgina von Eztdorf RDI’s printmaking project at RSA Academy in Tipton, and more.

Given the recent EU referendum vote to advising that the UK leave the European Union we also feature a latest blogs special on Brexit with different perspectives on this outcome, education and ‘place’.

Read on.

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Pupils Turn Ideas into Action: a glimmer of hope post-Brexit

July 5, 2016 / Roisin Ellison

In November 2015, the RSA Academies team held their annual Takeover Day, with students from across our seven academies in the West Midlands descending onto the RSA in London to ‘take over’. Part of the programme for the day gave each school the opportunity to pitch a school or community project in front of a […]

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RSA Cup 2016 – and the winner is…

July 5, 2016 / Vishal Panchmatia

For the second consecutive year, students across the RSA Family of Academies competed for the RSA Cup on Friday 1 July, with Holyhead School the reigning champions. Before the final round, the four teams faced each other in an elimination round consisting of quick fire questions. Quick thinking and accuracy were the characteristics that would prove […]

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Takeover Day Projects: pupils turn their ideas into action

July 5, 2016 / Roisin Ellison

Takeover Day is an annual event which all RSA academies take part in and where students from each school are given the opportunity to pitch a school or community-based project for a cash prize. Read about how Takeover Day 2015 went here, which includes details of all the different projects that were presented by each […]

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Teacher Questionnaire: findings and next steps

July 4, 2016 / Roisin Ellison

The RSA Academies Teacher Questionnaire went out to all staff at Arrow Vale, Whitley, RSA Academy and Holyhead in January 2016 and received 115 responses. A summary of the findings and next steps can be found here. The report contains the following sections: background information, professional development, school climate and job satisfaction, how RSA Academies is […]

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A Win For Whitley at the Warwick University Debating Society!

June 24, 2016 / Roisin Ellison

This Monday saw Warwick University Debating Society and their External Affairs team collaborate to put on a EU Referendum Schools Debating event. The event was inundated with bookings and accepted 28 teams of year 7-10 students from 14 schools. The schools were mostly local to Warwick, and included one of our academies, Whitley Academy, who […]

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Students have their say on the future of Europe

June 21, 2016 / Georgina Chatfield

Having difficulties deciding how to vote on Thursday in the EU referendum? Let us help you decide by reading two opposing opinion pieces from students at the RSA Academy in Tipton; Hannah and Megan. Hannah is arguing that the UK should remain in the European Union and Megan that the UK should leave.   Hannah […]

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RSA Academy teacher wins national award

June 17, 2016 / Vishal Panchmatia

Staff and students at the RSA Academy in Tipton are today celebrating one of their very own teachers being recognised for excellence in education. Earlier in the year, Miss Alldritt was nominated for the Pearson Teaching Awards Teacher of the Year and today, we are very proud to announce that she has won the Silver Award! […]

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