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RSA Academies RSA4 Road-trip: Woodrow First School

June 20, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

On our second leg of the RSA4 road trip, RSA Academies made a very special visit to Woodrow First School to catch up with Year 4 pupils on their youth social action project. Tackling difficult social issues First, I want to take you back a few weeks ago to a lunch meeting I attended for […]

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RSA4 Primary Social Action Road-trip: Sutton Park RSA Academy

June 17, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

On a very wet and windy Tuesday, RSA Academies set out on the first visit of the RSA4 road-trip. Over the next month, we’ll be visiting all of the participating schools to see how they are getting on with their primary youth social action projects. It was exactly what we needed to brighten our day. […]

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Developing teacher researchers

May 22, 2019 / Georgina Chatfield

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 their methods and findings to a […]

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Artsmark Gold for Abbeywood

May 3, 2019 / Georgina Chatfield

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 acknowledges the school’s commitment and provision […]

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May newsletter

May 3, 2019 / Georgina Chatfield

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

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RSA4 Social Action Planning Day at University of Worcester

April 8, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

On Friday 29th March, 40 Year 4 Pupil Leaders came together for a special RSA4 social action workshop at the University of Worcester. RSA4 is a new primary social action programme run across four West Midlands schools including Abbeywood First School RSA Academy, Charford First School, Sutton Park Primary RSA Academy, and Woodrow First School. […]

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What role can schools play in developing young people’s social agency?

March 22, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

Over the past few weeks 40 Year 4 pupils have been coming together for a series of RSA Academies RSA4 workshops that will see the pupil leaders develop character traits and practical skills to deliver positive social change in their communities and schools, through youth social action. It seems only fitting that in the same […]

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How Gender Stereotypes in Children’s Books Shape Career Choices

March 8, 2019 / Georgina Chatfield

This week has seen National Careers Week, World Book Day, and today International Women’s Day. All three have highlighted important issues (not least how to whip up a costume in no time). But in the middle of these three issues is a ‘sweet spot’: the representation of gender in children’s books and how this might […]

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Good advice for life: Preparing young people for the World Beyond School

March 7, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

This week marks National Careers Week (4th – 9th March 2019), which aims to raise awareness of the importance of high-quality careers education, information advice and guidance (CEIAG) for social mobility, school improvement and preparing young people to make a success of their lives. In the build-up to this important week, seven schools from across our RSA Family of […]

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RSA4 Learn to Lead

February 15, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

In the last few days of Student Volunteering Week 2019 (11 – 17 February), RSA Academies launched the very first RSA4 Pupil Leaders Workshop. With the support of the Pears #iwill Fund, the RSA and RSA Academies are working together for the next two years to launch RSA4 and investigate what high-quality youth social action […]

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