Making it all happen
Bringing our work to life
RSA Academies is led by executive director, Colin Hopkins, with Georgina Chatfield and Adam Richardson, working strategically with schools to co-ordinate a programme of work designed to improve the outcomes of young people.
RSA Academies has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the RSA which sets out the way in which both organisations work together to improve the life chances for students and to contribute to the vision of the RSA. RSA Academies has an MOU with that outlines how the schools and RSA Academies work together towards common and individual aims.
The RSA Academies Board is made up of eight trustees. Their function is to set the strategy for RSA Academies and oversee the performance and impact as well as the financial stability of RSA Academies. The director of creative learning and development at the RSA, Julian Astle sits on the Board as an observer.
The Executive group is made up of the RSA Academies’ principals and the chief executive of RSA Academies and their function is to implement and progress the RSA Academies’ strategic plan. The chairs of governors of all the schools also meet with the chief executive of RSA Academies.
Each school also has its own governing body. This is made up of local people including parents of students at the school, teachers, and RSA Fellows who are nominated by the RSA. Arrow Vale RSA Academy, Ipsley CE RSA Academy, Church Hill Middle School, Abbeywood First School, Sutton Park Primary RSA Academy and the RSA Academy in Tipton are also governed by the Central RSA Academies Trust which is sponsored by RSA Academies.
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