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Takeover Day

November 25, 2014 / Roisin Ellison

This year, the RSA decided to take part in the nationwide Takeover Day for the first time, inviting 60 academies students through its doors to ‘take over’ the RSA. The aim of Takeover Day is to give young people the chance to get involved in organisations

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RSA Academy, Tipton students on Sky News

November 19, 2014 / Georgina Chatfield

On 11 June a group of RSA Academy students attended a debate about the future of news at the RSA with the Head of Sky News, John Ryley. Following this event RSA Academy students were encouraged to be part of a new “stand up and be counted” Sky news reporters scheme, and as a result of that […]

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Year 8 Student Leadership Programme update

November 17, 2014 / Georgina Chatfield

RSA8 is a bespoke programme designed for the RSA Family of Academies. The programme includes a series of workshops taking place across the Family, with reciprocal visits for the 10 students from each of the Academies taking part in the programme.  The workshops have been planned in collaboration with RSA Fellows who wish to get involved with […]

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RSA Event with Dr Debra Kidd

November 17, 2014 / Georgina Chatfield

Towards an Education (R)evolution? Author and teacher Debra Kidd argued that education has become fixated on conformity and compliance at the expense of creativity. What might be done to reform the system from the bottom up? You can listen again here. Should teachers resist the shackles of narrow government thinking and become ‘pedagogical activists’ in their […]

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New RSA publication: Licensed to Create

November 10, 2014 / Georgina Chatfield

RSA Education has just published a report and animation called ‘Licensed to Create’.  It contains ten essays that explores teacher quality and the idea of licensing teachers.  Two of the essays are written by familiar names to RSA Academies, one by Philippa Cordingley, Chair of Governors at RSA Academy, Tipton and one by Lorna Owen, Vice […]

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RSA academies to help train next generation of teachers

September 15, 2014 / Alison Critchley

Three schools in the RSA Family of Academies have been selected to become National Teaching Schools as part of a new RSA Academies Teaching School Alliance. Teaching Schools take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession, identifying leadership potential and providing support for other schools.

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Mike Dempsey RDI and RSA Academy, Tipton

September 12, 2014 / Georgina Chatfield

Graphic designer Mike Dempsey RDI challenged a group of Year nine GCSE graphics students at the RSA Academy in Tipton to design a postcard that best represented their school from each student’s personal point of view. Mike began his graphics session by showing the students how graphic design is used in many areas; advertising, sport, […]

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Winners of RSA Pupil Design Awards 2014 announced

August 27, 2014 / Georgina Chatfield

This is a blog from Hilary Chittenden who runs the RSA Pupil Design Awards. “His enthusiasm is infectious and his motivation is undeniable. He has worked extremely hard to solve his chosen design problem and has produced a plausible design and concept.  He has worked well with his partner and shown a range of communication […]

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Robin Levien RDI and RSA Academy, Tipton

August 27, 2014 / Georgina Chatfield

Product Designer Robin Levien adopted a game show approach when he set a design brief to two teams of six students at the RSA Academy. His project ‘Design, Make & Communicate’ was launched live on stage in the school hall in front of a packed audience of students, tutors, and parents. Each team, a group of […]

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Stephen Jones RDI and Whitley Academy

August 27, 2014 / Georgina Chatfield

Britain’s biggest name in hat design, milliner Stephen Jones RDI, has designed hats for international fashion collections as well as the likes of Princess Diana, Beyonce and Lady Gaga. Stephen set a project to sixth form art & design students at the RSA Whitley Academy in Coventry, challenging them in a video to design a […]

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