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Song Cycle at the CBSO Centre

July 14, 2018 / Georgina Chatfield

Students sang to a packed house of parents and guests at the CBSO Centre on Tuesday 10 July for the world premiere of Do you See? Do you Hear? Schools sang their own individual songs, sang parts of each others songs with their voices interplaying with pre-recorded voices of adults talking about the project. It was fantastic! Do […]

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Opening Doors Receives Regional Award

July 12, 2018 / Roisin Ellison

RSA Academies and the North Worcestershire Economic & Regeneration Development service (NWedR) has been recognised for its work supporting careers education and helping young people into the world of work through the Opening Doors to Business programme. The organisations have been named Innovative Partnership of the Year in the West & South West by the […]

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Mental Health Project – RSAA on the road!

July 11, 2018 / Roisin Ellison

The last year has seen the RSA and RSA Academies working with seven schools, including six of the schools in the Family, on the topic of mental health. With support from the Pears Foundation, this project – a Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health in Schools – involved providing three training sessions throughout the year for […]

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We are looking for a new Chief Executive

June 19, 2018 / Adam Richardson

Chief Executive, RSA Academies (London/West Midlands)   RSA Academies is seeking a new Chief Executive to be responsible for all aspects of the charity’s strategic and business development, leading a small London-based team of RSA Academies staff and working closely with the principals and governors of the seven schools that currently form the RSA Family […]

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RSA Academies newsletter June 2018

June 15, 2018 / Georgina Chatfield

Welcome to the RSA Academies Newsletter for June 2018. Read all about the latest news including the work we are currently doing to help achieve our ambition that our children receive an education that is rich in the arts, culture and creativity. Read also about the WOW world of work teacher resources, a pioneering new careers inspiration programme. We are also holding a conversation about creative teachers: asking how teacher creativity and autonomy links to motivation and retention. Tell us what you think the benefits and the risks are.

Read on!

Don’t forget to join us on Twitter: @RSAAcademies and with #RSAAdistinctive.

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Research enquiries from the RSA teacher trainees

May 22, 2018 / Georgina Chatfield

We are drawing towards the end of the training year for our teacher trainees who have been working extremely hard with the RSA Academies’ Teaching School Alliance and their placement schools. One of the course requirements is that students undertake a research module. This research is directed through a design thinking approach and yesterday I […]

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We are committed! Arts, culture and creativity in our schools

May 12, 2018 / Georgina Chatfield

As we hit May full on, amidst the bank holidays and half term we are all running full steam ahead with our ambition that our children receive an education that is rich in the arts, design, cultural and creative activities. We are preparing for the RSA Academies’ Festival of Arts and Creativity, Artsfest, which arrives […]

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Song Cycle project underway

May 4, 2018 / Georgina Chatfield

This blog is cross posted from Birmingham Contemporary Music Group: …… BCMG are delighted to be working with the RSA on an exciting project during the 2017-18 academic year spanning all 7 RSA Academies in the West Midlands. The overall aim of the project is to bring together the Academies through the creation and performance of a new song cycle […]

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Response to DfE call for evidence on school exclusion practice

May 4, 2018 / Alison Critchley

“The RSA and RSA Academies are responding to the DfE call for evidence on exclusions, drawing on our combined experience in the education policy field and from working directly with our family of seven RSA Academies. We very much welcome the DfE’s decision to look in more depth at the reasons for the increase in […]

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A snapshot from The Academies Show

May 1, 2018 / Georgina Chatfield

The Academies Show landed at the London ExCeL conference centre last Thursday and here are some headlines from the ‘hot seat’ sessions chaired by Ed Dorrell (find him @Ed_Dorrell @tes): Panel discussion: how do you guarantee moral leadership in a complex system? Debbie Clinton, Acting CEO, Diverse Academies Learning Partnership @DALP_Education Hannah Wilson, Executive Headteacher […]

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