RSA Enlightenment History Day

January 23, 2020 / Hannah Breeze

A fantastic day was enjoyed by History students from both RSA academies, Arrow Vale and The RSA Academy when they visited RSA House on 21st November for an interactive day to learn about the Enlightenment period. With the RSA’s own rich history during the Enlightenment period, it was the perfect opportunity for pupils to explore […]

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Finding my voice on the climate strike march

December 16, 2019 / Georgina Chatfield

Hannah Lee, a sixth form student at Arrow Vale RSA Academy in Redditch writes a personal account about her journey to London to participate in the Global Climate Strike march. The weather is unusually pleasant for a late September morning. I recall that I haven’t felt nervous on my routine walk to the bus stop before. […]

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So you want to be a… Medic?

November 20, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

On the 22nd October, RSA Academies and Black Country Careers Hub hosted a special careers workshop for pupils from RSA Academy and Holyhead School, as well as 14 wider schools across the Black Country. The workshop provided over 100 pupils from across Year 9 – 12 with an opportunity to gain new insight into careers […]

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RSA Academies’ TSA NQT Conference 2020

November 13, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

On Saturday 9th November, RSA Academies’ Teaching School Alliance (TSA) held a conference for their cohort of newly qualified teachers (NQT) across the RSA Family, providing delegates with an opportunity for career development, reflection and practical resources for the classroom. Sessions were led by Specialist Leaders in Education from across Church Hill Middle School RSA […]

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November Newsletter

November 7, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

Welcome to the RSA Academies’ November newsletter. Read about new schools, our vision state ‘What does it mean to be an RSA School?’ and blogs from the RSA Academies and Education team.

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RQT Research Enquiries

October 20, 2019 / Georgina Chatfield

In October, teachers supported through the RQT ‘Enquiry Fellowship’ programme presented their findings and thoughts following conclusion of a research enquiry undertaken in their school. The year long programme uses a model of action research and design thinking that applies and securely embeds academic research within the practices and pedagogies of classroom teachers. The areas […]

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RSA8 The Good in Us – Holyhead School Case Study

September 11, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

The RSA8 Leadership Programme was founded in 2014 to help develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills in students through a variety of social action campaigns. The project centres around giving 10 students in Year 8 the opportunity to raise awareness of and support local and global social issues important to them, such as climate change, mental […]

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6 Principles for effective social action in schools

September 3, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

How can you judge the quality of work done for the local community? That’s the question we’ve been trying to answer in our RSA4 project, which runs social action projects for Year 4 pupils. So how are we defining ‘high-quality social action’? Social action is practical action such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering, all of […]

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RSA Pupil Design Award winners 2019

July 30, 2019 / Georgina Chatfield

This is a blog written by Aidan Daly that is posted on the RSA website: Today’s young people are solving tomorrow’s problems through design. ….. The fifth year of the RSA Pupil Design Awards culminated this month in an inspiring final event at Hanbury Hall in Shoreditch. Once again, the next generation of designers have […]

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Artsfest 2019 – on tour!

July 23, 2019 / Georgina Chatfield

Take a breath! It has been a fabulous two days of energy, anticipation and bravery as we took Artsfest on the road with a London leg and a Redditch leg. Following the same format, we worked with 80 young people over two days participating in circus skills ranging from stilts, juggling, flag making, beatboxing, acro-balance, […]

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