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Peer Reviews for Oracy

December 4, 2017 / Roisin Ellison

During the course of this term, teachers from all seven schools in the RSA Family of Academies have been involved in externally led peer review visits to other schools in the Family. These reviews are a regular feature of RSA Academies’ work with our schools, and have three purposes: To give the schools’ leadership teams […]

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Opening Doors for Business

December 4, 2017 / Roisin Ellison

Redditch Businesses Open Their Doors to RSA Schools Following a successful pilot in Redditch last summer, RSA Academies is now planning for even more young people to have the opportunity to find out about life working in local businesses in 2018. The launch event for Opening Doors to Business 2018 will be held at the […]

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Governors and leading in spite of Ofsted

October 6, 2017 / Adam Richardson

Alison Critchley has the pleasure of speaking at the Education Britain Summit this week in Manchester. Here is her account of the day: I was asked to talk about leadership in complex times, and in particular governors’ role in leadership, reflecting on the lessons of the RSA’s recent report on school governance.  I talked briefly about the important […]

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RSA Academies Newsletter September 2017

September 18, 2017 / Roisin Ellison

Welcome to the September edition of the RSA Academies newsletter – in this edition we have news about the comprehensive approach to mental health training that has just been launched. We also have an update on the Teaching School Alliance, exam results and a refresher on our two commitments, including updated resource packs. Lastly, there are […]

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TSA Update September 2017

September 13, 2017 / Roisin Ellison

Initial Teacher Training A huge welcome to our new cohort of 20 trainees for 2017/18. Our trainees will be with us until June and complete two placements in that time in one of schools within our TSA. To get a flavour of what it’s like to train at an RSA school through the TSA, here’s […]

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GCSE and A-Level Results 2017

September 12, 2017 / Roisin Ellison

Huge congratulations to all the GCSE and A-Level students who have received their results over the summer. RSA Academy Arrow Vale are celebrating their best ever A Level results. 56% of grades achieved were at A*-B with 48% of grades at A*-B in A level subjects. 49% of students achieved at least 1 A/A* grade. […]

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A Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health in Schools

September 6, 2017 / Adam Richardson

The first couple of days of term were a pleasure for Alison Critchley as she joined INSET days at schools across the RSA Family of Academies to launch our Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health in Schools programme, in partnership with the Pears Foundation. Through this programme all staff who come into contact with pupils – including […]

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RSA Academies Newsletter July 2017

July 18, 2017 / Roisin Ellison

Welcome to the July newsletter with the latest news from RSA Academies – in this edition we have this year’s RSA Academies Arts Day, Arts Prize and RSA Pupil Design Awards Final, the culmination of the RSA8 Student Leadership programme, an update on the RSAA Teaching School Alliance and the RSA Cup, our cross-Family quiz competition! We also have […]

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RSA Cup 2017

July 18, 2017 / Adam Richardson

Starter for 10, what is the greatest selling album of all time? Need a minute? It’s Thriller by Michael Jackson. If you enjoyed that you would have loved the RSA Cup competition held on 11th of July 2017 at RSA Academy, Tipton. Schools from across the Family of Academies competed in a University Challenge style […]

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RSA Academies Arts Day 2017

July 18, 2017 / Adam Richardson

On July the 4th the annual RSA Arts Day engulfed the RSA House as pupils from across the Family of Academies and invited schools from Manchester and York engaged in yet another wonderful chapter in the short history of Arts Day. This year was made extra special as we not only held Arts Day and […]

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