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RSA Academies commenting on league tables

January 24, 2017 / Georgina Chatfield

Last week saw the publication of school performance tables, commonly known as league tables across the country for the first time using Progress 8 and Attainment 8 as measures. No better time then for RSA Academies’ Chief Executive, Alison Critchley to explain to parents across the nation what it means, what the risks of the […]

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And the B34T goes on…

May 27, 2016 / Georgina Chatfield

This blog was written by Sherene Meir and is also posted on the RSA website.  The RSA Academies’ Performing Arts Hub are excited to be working with Beatfreeks on a project engaging students and teachers from the RSA Academies to develop school cultures of music making. Beatfreeks is an award winning social enterprise run by RSA […]

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Gathering Momentum: The Performing Arts Hub hosts its first Creative Gathering

May 27, 2016 / Georgina Chatfield

This blog by Sherene Meir is also posted on the RSA website. As part of the RSA Academies’ Performing Arts Hub’s work to connect teachers and the arts and culture community in the West Midlands, we held our first Creative Gathering at mac in Birmingham last week. There were representatives from around 15 different arts […]

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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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The power to create: if not us, who? if not now, when?

September 11, 2015 / Georgina Chatfield

This is a guest blog written by Stephen Steinhaus, Vice Principal, Whitley Academy.   As part of the second annual RSA Academies’ Arts Day in July,Whitley Academy Vice Principal, Stephen Steinhaus and Upton Blues Festival Chairman, Oliver Carpenter, both working musicians in their own right, were asked to co-deliver a keynote “address” on the topic […]

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RSA8 – recruiting student leaders!

September 7, 2015 / Alison Critchley

With the start of the new school year, schools across the RSA Family of Academies are recruiting a new cohort of pupils to take part in RSA8, our Year 8 leadership programme. Last year’s programme culminated in a fabulous celebration in July, with the students from each of the Academies (with Year 8 cohorts) coming […]

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Redditch schools consult on joining RSA Family

May 18, 2015 / Alison Critchley

Two schools in Redditch, Abbeywood First School and Church Hill Middle School, are currently consulting parents, staff and local schools on converting to Academy status as part of the Redditch RSA Trust. The plans, if they go ahead, would see these two schools working even more closely with one another and with Arrow Vale and […]

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Takeover Day

November 25, 2014 / Roisin Ellison

This year, the RSA decided to take part in the nationwide Takeover Day for the first time, inviting 60 academies students through its doors to ‘take over’ the RSA. The aim of Takeover Day is to give young people the chance to get involved in organisations

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Year 8 Student Leadership Programme update

November 17, 2014 / Georgina Chatfield

RSA8 is a bespoke programme designed for the RSA Family of Academies. The programme includes a series of workshops taking place across the Family, with reciprocal visits for the 10 students from each of the Academies taking part in the programme.  The workshops have been planned in collaboration with RSA Fellows who wish to get involved with […]

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Student Leadership Conference 2013

June 3, 2014 / Georgina Chatfield

Students from Arrow Vale RSA Academy, Whitley Academy and RSA Academy, Tipton had very early starts to get to the RSA in London to take part in the second annual Student Leadership Conference.  Joined by RSA Fellows, Duncan Piper, Marie Nixon, Rick Hall and Asma Shah who told personal stories about leadership, the students led […]

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