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Student Leadership Celebration 2017

July 17, 2017 / Roisin Ellison

Now in it’s third year, the RSA8 Programme is a bespoke programme for a group of year 8 students in each of the Family of Academies. Throughout the year, each school hosts a session for a different leadership skill element of the programme. Students then visit Warwick University, where they put together a social action project that will have […]

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RSAA TSA Update

July 17, 2017 / Roisin Ellison

Initial Teacher Training Many congratulations to the first cohort of teachers to train with the RSA Academies Teaching School Alliance. 18 colleagues successfully completed their training year earlier this month, 11 of whom will be staying on in schools within the RSA Family next year. And as one cohort moves on, the next cohort begins: […]

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Celebrating 30 years of the SSAT

June 16, 2017 / Adam Richardson

On Thursday evening Alison Critchley had the pleasure and privilege to attend an event marking 30 years of the SSAT (originally the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, renamed as the organisation for Schools, Students and Teachers) at the House of Commons yesterday evening.  The evening was hosted by Lord Baker of Dorking, former Secretary of […]

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RSA Academies Sports Day 2017 – A photo finish

June 15, 2017 / Adam Richardson

What better way to celebrate the glorious sunny weather than a good old fashioned game of Tug of War? On Monday 12th June all the schools from the RSA Family of Academy’s came together to compete for the RSA Sports Day held at Whitley Academy.There were record breaking performances and some photo finishes to add to […]

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Performing Arts Hub Update

June 1, 2017 / Roisin Ellison

The RSA academies have been working to embed performing arts into teaching and learning across the curriculum, collaborating with a range of arts organisations in the West Midlands and beyond.  As well as discovering how the performing arts can support learning outcomes, we have also been investigating how the performing arts can be used to […]

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Commitments: Resource Packs

May 31, 2017 / Roisin Ellison

The RSA Academies team have spent the last few months delivering workshops on the ‘arts and creativity’ and ‘world beyond school’ commitments to staff across the RSA Family of Academies. Read more about the commitments here. Feedback has been very positive, with staff coming up with lots of ideas for how to bring the commitments to […]

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Arts Day and Arts Prize 2017

May 31, 2017 / Adam Richardson

Ready, set, create! The RSA Academies Arts Day Prize 2017 is now well and truly underway. Pupils across the Family of Academies will compete for the Arts Day Prize with winning entries being presented on 4 July. The shortlisted prizes will be judged on the RSA Academies Arts Day, the annual event that has pupils from […]

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RSA Pupil Design Awards 2017

May 31, 2017 / Roisin Ellison

Inspired by the RSA Student Design Awards, a 90 year old competition for university students, the RSA Pupil Design Awards is aimed at students in Years 7-8, 9-10 and Year 12. This is our third year of the competition and the RSA is working with our Family of Academies as well as schools from the North West […]

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RSA Academies speak at RSA Engage Event

May 30, 2017 / Adam Richardson

On Monday evening, Alison Critchley and Arvind Batra attended the RSA’s Fellows event in Birmingham to talk about the work of the RSA Academies.  Their aim was to encourage Fellows to get involved in initiatives to increase pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the world beyond school, for example by offering university or workplace visits or […]

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The Secret Gardeners’ Project: impact so far

April 12, 2017 / Georgina Chatfield

We are at a point now where we were anticipating drawing The Secret Gardeners’ Project to a close. Silly us! The enthusiasm has not waned, external factors have played an instrumental role and of course, in April, the world is now starting to come to life. Whilst so much has been achieved, there also remains […]

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