RSA academies’ staff inductions

December 15, 2014 / Roisin Ellison

RSA Academies were delighted to host two staff inductions at the RSA on 3 and 4 December, for Whitley Academy and Holyhead School respectively. Both visits were a great opportunity for staff to get to know a bit more about what the RSA does and its link with RSA Academies, have a tour of the building and […]

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Global social mobility debate held at the British Library

November 28, 2014 / Georgina Chatfield

On 13 November, RSA Academies and Warwick University hosted a debate at the British Library on the theme of universities, access and global social mobility. The debate was introduced by Professor Jane Elliott, Chief Executive and Deputy Chair of the Economic and Social Research Council and chaired by Roly Keating, Chief Executive of the British Library. The panellists were: Baroness […]

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Takeover Day

November 25, 2014 / Roisin Ellison

This year, the RSA decided to take part in the nationwide Takeover Day for the first time, inviting 60 academies students through its doors to ‘take over’ the RSA. The aim of Takeover Day is to give young people the chance to get involved in organisations

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RSA Academy, Tipton students on Sky News

November 19, 2014 / Georgina Chatfield

On 11 June a group of RSA Academy students attended a debate about the future of news at the RSA with the Head of Sky News, John Ryley. Following this event RSA Academy students were encouraged to be part of a new “stand up and be counted” Sky news reporters scheme, and as a result of that […]

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RSA Pupil Design Awards 2014

May 28, 2014 / Georgina Chatfield

Using design to solve problems and improve our lives Competing across the schools RSA Pupil Design Awards is a new programme based on the RSA Student Design Awards, a 90 year old competition aimed at university students.  We believe that design is about more than making beautiful things. Design can be used to solve problems […]

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Year 8 Student Leadership Programme update

November 17, 2014 / Georgina Chatfield

RSA8 is a bespoke programme designed for the RSA Family of Academies. The programme includes a series of workshops taking place across the Family, with reciprocal visits for the 10 students from each of the Academies taking part in the programme.  The workshops have been planned in collaboration with RSA Fellows who wish to get involved with […]

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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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RSA Event with Dr Debra Kidd

November 17, 2014 / Georgina Chatfield

Towards an Education (R)evolution? Author and teacher Debra Kidd argued that education has become fixated on conformity and compliance at the expense of creativity. What might be done to reform the system from the bottom up? You can listen again here. Should teachers resist the shackles of narrow government thinking and become ‘pedagogical activists’ in their […]

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RSA academies to help train next generation of teachers

September 15, 2014 / Alison Critchley

Three schools in the RSA Family of Academies have been selected to become National Teaching Schools as part of a new RSA Academies Teaching School Alliance. Teaching Schools take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession, identifying leadership potential and providing support for other schools.

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Mike Dempsey RDI and RSA Academy, Tipton

September 12, 2014 / Georgina Chatfield

Graphic designer Mike Dempsey RDI challenged a group of Year nine GCSE graphics students at the RSA Academy in Tipton to design a postcard that best represented their school from each student’s personal point of view. Mike began his graphics session by showing the students how graphic design is used in many areas; advertising, sport, […]

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