#Dress4ourTime: a different form of learning
On Friday 27 November we held a special schools’ day interrogating and being inspired by ‘A Dress for our Time’ at St Pancras Station in London. Building on the relationship with the Helen Storey Foundation and the body of work produced by Prof Helen Storey MBE RDI which RSA schools have explored through the Field of […]See more
Takeover Day Take 2!
For the second annual RSA Academies Takeover Day, held on 18th November, 60 students from across our Family of Academies travelled down from the West Midlands (including our two new schools, Abbeywood First School and Church Hill Middle School) to ‘take over’ the RSA. To start, students were given tours of the historic building and […]See more
The urgent need to focus on Design and Technology
The design profession is rising up to the pressure felt by schools around the teaching of Design and Technology (DT). The Design and Technology Association have launched a campaign called Designed and Made in Britain…? to raise awareness of the issues surrounding DT and lobby for change. So what is the problem? 1. There is […]See more
RSA Fellowship for RSA academies staff and governors
Did you know? As a staff member at an RSA academy you are entitled to complete a fast-track application form (removing the need to submit details of referees) and can take advantage of a permanent 75% reduction on the Fellowship fee and no joining fee, the annual cost of Fellowship is currently £168, so this […]See more
Whitley Academy celebrates 60 years
On Thursday 1 October, Whitley Academy celebrated 60 years of the school’s existence. In 1955 Whitley Abbey Community School opened to the local community having cost £228,000 to build. The school’s initial intake was 480 students who were taught by just 20 teachers. Roll forward to 2015 and there are 815 students with 58 teachers and 22 teaching […]See more
The power to create: if not us, who? if not now, when?
This is a guest blog written by Stephen Steinhaus, Vice Principal, Whitley Academy. As part of the second annual RSA Academies’ Arts Day in July,Whitley Academy Vice Principal, Stephen Steinhaus and Upton Blues Festival Chairman, Oliver Carpenter, both working musicians in their own right, were asked to co-deliver a keynote “address” on the topic […]See more
RSA Academies Teaching School Alliance Launch
The newly established RSA Academies Teaching School Alliance is holding an official launch at the Ikon Gallery on Thursday 17th September. The event will give you the opportunity to hear from the RSA’s Chief Executive, Matthew Taylor, from practitioners and from RSA Fellows about our unique approach to teacher CPD, school to school support, and our […]See more
RSA8 – recruiting student leaders!
With the start of the new school year, schools across the RSA Family of Academies are recruiting a new cohort of pupils to take part in RSA8, our Year 8 leadership programme. Last year’s programme culminated in a fabulous celebration in July, with the students from each of the Academies (with Year 8 cohorts) coming […]See more
New year, new opportunities
The RSA Academies’ Teaching School Alliance is committed to improving student outcomes and we believe that the best teachers make the most impact. Support for individual development and career choice is at the heart of our alliance and we provide training opportunities for all levels of experience. We facilitate intensive professional learning, ranging from trainee […]See more
GCSE results 2015
Well done to all the students in our academies who received their GCSE results today. Whitley Academy in Coventry have seen their best ever Mathematics results, with 72% getting A*-C, up 8% from last year. Students taking Additional Mathematics gained 88% A*-C. 54% of students gained Five A*- C grades including English and Maths. Whitley also […]See more