Connecting children to, and preparing them for the world beyond school

Takeover Day

Students take over the RSA An annual event that gives a voice to student ideas The aim of Takeover Day is to give young people the chance to get involved in organisations and have their opinions heard, so we asked all students to think about the following questions throughout the day: ‘what have you seen/learnt the […]

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The WOW Show teacher resources

RSA Academies are partnering with a pioneering new careers inspiration programme for all UK schools and colleges called The WOW (World of Work) Show. The project is backed by City & Guilds, The Edge Foundation and the B&CE Charitable Trust and is supported by a host of national and local employers with whom students can […]

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RSA Academies’ Alumni Network

An exciting partnership aiming to build an alumni community in our schools Helping to harness the experience and skills of former students RSA Academies is working with the national education charity Future First, which sets up and manages alumni networks, to inspire our students to career confidence and academic success by harnessing the talents of […]

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Broadening Horizons

Contrary to popular belief, research shows that young people from all walks of life rarely suffer from a lack of aspiration; the problem is that disadvantaged students lack access to the influential people and…

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PhD on friendship and HE aspirations

New research led by RSA Academies and Warwick University Tackling educational disadvantage Warwick University and RSA Academies have created a new PhD research post focussing on young people’s friendships and their relationship to higher education aspiration. This four year studentship has been awarded to Krystal Douglas who began her research in October 2015 supported by […]

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‘Wyrd’ to the world of work

Film-making to learn about employability and collaboration Inspiring creative thinking Between April and July 2015, students at RSA Academy in Tipton worked with RSA Fellow, Nigel Barton and his team from Wyrd on a creative employability project. Wyrd aims to support young people into the ‘world of work’ and improve employability skills. The team developed a […]

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RSA Performing Arts Hub

Transforming participation and engagement in the performing arts Developing the creative capacities of teachers and students The RSA’s Performing Arts Hub aims to develop an innovative, collaborative approach to transform pupil participation and outcomes in the performing arts. It will do this by creating sustainable partnerships between the RSA schools and a small number of cultural […]

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Football Beyond Borders mentoring project

A mentoring project that uses the power of football to inspire young people Achieving goals on and off the pitch This term RSA Academies teamed up with Football Beyond Borders, a registered charity which uses the power of football to tackle inequality and provide opportunities for young people to achieve their goals both on and off […]

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RSA Academies’ Teaching School Alliance

The five schools in the RSA Family of Academies are all members of the newly established RSA Academies Teaching School Alliance as part of the National Teaching Schools scheme. Through the alliance we

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Student Leadership Programme

Giving opportunities for student leaders Through a variety of initiatives and an annual conference Student Leadership is a significant element of the RSA Family of Academies joint working agenda. The RSA8 Programme is a bespoke programme co-ordinated by Arvind Batra at RSA Academy in Tipton and is an opportunity for the students to interact with […]

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Weston Beamor jewellery design competition

RSA Academies pupils from Arrow Vale RSA Academy, Whitley Academy and RSA Academy in Tipton were set the challenge of designing a lapel badge for their Principal. Initiated by RSA Fellows…

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Warwick University

Warwick University and RSA Academies are bringing students and teachers together with higher education. Forming part of Warwick’s Widening Participation strategy we will connect students…

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Cross-school subject networks

Two cross-school networks have been established, one in English and one in Mathematics. Schools across the Family identified English and literacy as an area where focused and co-ordinated support…

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