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July Newsletter

July 10, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

Welcome to the RSA Academies’ July newsletter. Read about the upcoming Contemporary Art Space Project, social action mentoring opportunity, the new Commitment document for Wellbeing and Mental Health, plus blogs from the RSA Education team.

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RSA8 Evaluation and Celebration Workshop

July 8, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

Now in its fifth year, the RSA8 Programme is a bespoke programme for a group of Year 8 students to design and deliver their own social action project that will have an impact on their own school community. This year, the reflections and celebration event took place on 3rd July at The Business School of the University of […]

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School leaders need more support teaching LGBT content

July 5, 2019 / Georgina Chatfield

This blog is also posted on the RSA website. How schools should teach students about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) content and relationships has been in the news following recent protests. The public attention comes as schools are considering changes they might need to make in response to the Department for Education’s (DfE) new […]

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Designing road safety signage with Marion Deuchars RDI

July 4, 2019 / Georgina Chatfield

What a brilliant day we had in late June at Abbeywood First School. Year 4 pupils were engaged in a special workshop to design new road safety signs with illustrator/author Marion Deuchars RDI. Marion is a Scottish born, internationally acclaimed, award-winning illustrator. Marion works with major design and advertising agencies, publishes illustrated children’s books and has […]

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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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