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‘Arts and creativity’ and ‘world beyond school’ commitments

March 7, 2017 / Georgina Chatfield

As part of the evolving journey of RSA Academies and our relationship with our schools and the communities they serve, we have been exploring our ‘distinctiveness’ and asking, ‘what makes an RSA school?’ As a considered response to this we have created two school-wide ‘commitments’; one that relates to the arts, creativity and cultural education […]

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Music reduces anxiety and increases confidence…

February 9, 2017 / Georgina Chatfield

A story on how to push for music. ‘A rich variety of music projects reduces student stress and anxiety; gives opportunities to build teamwork, leadership and musical skills; and helps build skills and confidence. Stephen Steinhaus, Vice Principal of Whitley Academy, explains… I’ll just come right out and say it: we don’t have a music […]

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A Level results 2015

August 13, 2015 / Alison Critchley

Students from across the RSA Family of Academies are celebrating a wonderful crop of A Level results. Whitley Academy in Coventry once again achieved a 100% pass rate. Over in Redditch, Arrow Vale RSA Academy students secured the school’s best ever A level results, with 48% passed at grades A*-B, and more than two thirds […]

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RSA Academies Teachmeet

July 14, 2015 / Alison Critchley

On 29 June the RSA Academy, Tipton hosted the latest Teachmeet, with a selection of presenters from across the Family of Academies presenting a range of ‘nano’ (three minute) and ‘micro’ (seven minute) presentations. The topics covered included ‘Literacy across the Curriculum’, ‘Engaging students with social media’ and ‘Challenge Immersion’ presented by Sam Gallivan from Eos. The […]

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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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New RSA publication: Licensed to Create

November 10, 2014 / Georgina Chatfield

RSA Education has just published a report and animation called ‘Licensed to Create’.  It contains ten essays that explores teacher quality and the idea of licensing teachers.  Two of the essays are written by familiar names to RSA Academies, one by Philippa Cordingley, Chair of Governors at RSA Academy, Tipton and one by Lorna Owen, Vice […]

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