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RSA Academies Sports Day 2015

June 19, 2015 / Georgina Chatfield

On 9 June 2015, Whitley Academy hosted the first RSA Academies Sports Day for all the schools in the RSA Family of Academies across Years 7, 8 and 9.  On the day, Whitley Academy, Holyhead School, Arrow Vale, Ipsley and RSA Academy in Tipton all turned up with full squads, ready and raring to go for […]

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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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Whitley Academy Principal collects OBE

May 18, 2015 / Georgina Chatfield

Our congratulations to Mrs Lorraine Allen OBE, Principal of Whitley Academy who collected her OBE for ‘Services to Education’ from His Royal Highness, Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on Friday 15 May. Mrs Allen joined Whitley Academy in 2004, at this time the school was in financial deficit and with a cohort of 746 was experiencing falling […]

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RSA Academies and the Royal Designers for Industry

May 11, 2015 / Georgina Chatfield

Would you like to know more about how the RSA Academies work with the Royal Designers for Industry? We have just launched a new booklet in our ‘Being part of the RSA Family of Academies’ series about the relationship that RSA Academies have with the RSA’s Royal Designers for Industry (RDI). The booklet illustrates seven […]

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Student Blog: New Voices on Climate Change

April 28, 2015 / Roisin Ellison

Two students from Arrow Vale RSA Academy, Alliyah and Lisa, write below about the New Voices on Climate Change event, the first event the RSA have held in conjunction with RSA Academies: “On the 17th March 2015 RSA Arrow Vale Academy, along with 4 other schools, were invited to the RSA to take part in a very […]

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Vacancy for Principal at Whitley Academy

April 20, 2015 / Roisin Ellison

Leadership scale L33-L39 (£83,892-£97,128) negotiable depending on experience Full time, permanent position based at Whitley Academy, Coventry With the retirement of their current Principal in December 2015, Whitley Academy are seeking a candidate who will relish the opportunity to lead a very progressive and high performing community school. They achieved Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ in 2010 & 2013, […]

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Year 8 student leadership programme

March 30, 2015 / Georgina Chatfield

Guest blog from Arvind Batra, Student Leadership Co-ordinator, RSA Academy, Tipton. Training for the Year 8 students leaders, or the RSA8 ​came to an end with the highly anticipated Warwick University residential weekend.  After taking part in a number of training sessions to support their leadership journeys, students in the RSA8 programme across the Family […]

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Creative Learning & Development Programme Manager

March 25, 2015 / Georgina Chatfield

Circa £38,500 per annum (commensurate with skills and experience) + benefits 28 or 35 hours per week, based in London WC2, with 2 days per week in the West Midlands Aligned to our new strategic focus on ‘the power to create’, the RSA’s Creative Learning and Development team’s new mission is to close the creativity gap […]

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Ciao! RSA Academies meets Italian educators

March 24, 2015 / Georgina Chatfield

Blog from Alison Critchley. It was an enormous pleasure and privilege for me to be invited to speak at a conference in Bologna about the work we are doing in the RSA Family of Academies.  More than 500 Italian educators, mainly Principals, but also academics and education administrators, had come together to hear from speakers […]

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Artsmark Gold success for Arrow Vale

March 24, 2015 / Georgina Chatfield

Guest blog from Bernadette Pettman, Arrow Vale. On Friday March 6 Arrow Vale RSA Academy were visited by a validator for the prestigious ‘Gold Artsmark’ team from Trinity College London to see whether Arrow Vale achieved and met the criteria set. The whole school was looked at to see the particular provisions that are put in place […]

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