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Textiles study day with Mary Restieaux RDI

October 3, 2018 / Georgina Chatfield

On Wednesday 19 September a group of A-Level Art students from Whitley Academy were welcomed to the home and studio of Mary Restieaux RDI for a textiles study day. We gained a sense of the career pathways that a passion for working with textiles could offer and the multitude of ways that designs can be […]

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Commitments Review 2018

September 27, 2018 / Roisin Ellison

During June and July 2018, the RSA Academies’ team visited all schools to discuss the progress of embedding the two Commitments, discuss the information provided in the ‘Commitment tracking proformas’* and learn about how this process is going with a view to refreshing the documents and supporting resource packs. Thank you to everyone for meeting […]

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RSA Academies invited to APPG in Education

March 27, 2018 / Roisin Ellison

On 26th March, RSA Academies attended the APPG in Education to hear Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, talk through the government’s new careers strategy. The DfE careers strategy was published in December 2017 in partnership with the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, using the Gatsby eight benchmarks as its ‘spine’, as Anne […]

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Broadening Horizons Mentoring: a case study

March 6, 2018 / Roisin Ellison

This blog was written by Ruth Carter, RSA Fellow and mentor at Whitley Academy. When I heard about the RSA mentoring programme, I was interested in finding out how I could help support young people at school. My main reason for wanting to mentor a young person, was so that I could help support them […]

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Opening Doors to Business Launch

February 28, 2018 / Roisin Ellison

The joint RSA Academies/NWedR Opening Doors to Business programme aims to replace traditional careers fairs with new, more impact intensive ways, of ensuring that local school pupils had an increased awareness of local opportunities open to them by visiting local employers in their workplaces. Following a successful pilot last June, the programme had its official launch for […]

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RSA Academies’ TSA Conference for NQTs and RQTs

February 27, 2018 / Roisin Ellison

On 10 February in the Central Trust offices in Birmingham, the RSAA Teaching School Alliance held a conference for nearly 50 newly and recently qualified teachers across the RSA Family and beyond, providing delegates with an opportunity for career development, reflection and practical resources for the classroom. Themes were wide-ranging, from behaviour management to working with […]

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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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Budding Lawyers Visit Birmingham Solicitors

April 3, 2017 / Roisin Ellison

Budding lawyers from across the Family of Academies were recently invited to an ‘Experience Matters’ open day at Anthony Collins Solicitors in Birmingham.   Anthony Collins is a law firm with a clear purpose, to ‘improve lives, community and society.’  Aims which are very much aligned with the RSA. Trainees from across the firm gave […]

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MPs hear from RSA Academies

October 20, 2016 / Alison Critchley

MPs from across the political spectrum are currently investigating how well schools prepare young people for their future careers, with a view to making a set of practical recommendations.  To inform this work the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Education held a roundtable session on Wednesday 19 October, chaired by Andrea Jenkyns MP to […]

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RSA Pupil Design Awards 2015-16: Winners

February 22, 2016 / Georgina Chatfield

“The RSA Pupil Design Awards are centrally about the power of social design, but it is ultimately about helping pupils realise that they have the power look at the world and make things better. What better education to give to a pupil?” – Rethinking the boundaries of design   At the beginning of the school […]

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From Whitley to Wembley

July 22, 2015 / Alison Critchley

Over the last term pupils from Whitley Academy and Holyhead School have been participating in a RSA Academies supported project with Football Beyond Borders. The project uses the boys’ love of football to inspire them to achieve their goals both on and off the pitch. At the end of term a group of Whitley students […]

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RSA Academies Arts Day 2015

July 10, 2015 / Georgina Chatfield

‘Boop! Boop! We’ve got the power!’ sang a chorus of students from Ipsley CE RSA Academy, Arrow Vale RSA Academy and Whitley Academy to a packed house in the RSA’s Great Room. Joined by fellow students from Holyhead School and the RSA Academy, Tipton, the full family of RSA Academies undertook a dive into the […]

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