RSA Academies sponsors both individual schools and a multi-academy trust to provide an inspirational and creative education of distinct character. Along with a strong commitment to high academic standards we work with schools to:
- prioritise and promote art, culture and creativity
- connect children to, and prepare them for, the world beyond the school gates
- focus on social and emotional wellbeing
We currently work with eight schools for pupils aged 3-19, all of which are in the West Midlands. These schools also work together as the RSA Academies’ Teaching School Alliance. RSA Academies plans to grow into new geographies and to inspire our young people to achieve great things.
We were born from the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, more commonly known as the Royal Society of Arts or the RSA. The RSA has a history of developing ideas and projects to improve people’s lives and we were set up to help schools with that mission.
Developing teacher researchers
The RSA Academies’ Teaching School Alliance teacher trainees are gearing up towards the end of their training year now and yesterday, as part of their design thinking research module, had the opportunity to practice their presentations on their chosen research topic. In four weeks time they will formally present
Artsmark Gold for Abbeywood
We are delighted that staff and pupils at Abbeywood First School RSA Academy have been awarded Artsmark Gold, awarded by Arts Council England. The school is only 1 of 3 Primary schools in Worcestershire to have achieved this and the first primary aged school in Redditch. This respected award
Welcome to the RSA Academies’ May newsletter. Read about the commitments, news from the RSA4 social action project, resources to support careers in construction, and recent blogs from the RSA. Top image credit: Hannah Gibbs on Unsplash