RSA4 Learn to Lead

February 15, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

In the last few days of Student Volunteering Week 2019 (11 – 17 February), RSA Academies launched the very first RSA4 Pupil Leaders Workshop. With the support of the Pears #iwill Fund, the RSA and RSA Academies are working together for the next two years to launch RSA4 and investigate what high-quality youth social action […]

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RSA8 Students Lead the Way

February 12, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

This week marks Student Volunteering Week (11– 17 February 2019), so what better way to start than reflecting on the RSA8 Student Leadership University Planning day. On Friday 1 February, 50 Year 8 students from across five schools in the RSA Family of Academies, RSA Academy Tipton, Holyhead School, Ipsley CE RSA Academy, Church Hill Middle […]

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January newsletter

January 23, 2019 / Georgina Chatfield

Welcome to the RSA Academies’ January newsletter. Read about our new school, Sutton Park Primary and the launch of a social action project with primary aged pupils, and more.


Top image credit: Hannah Gibbs on Unsplas

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The kids are alright – Takeover Day 2018

January 17, 2019 / Adam Richardson

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. On a day when the elements did their best to create havoc with the trainlines, RSA Academies’ Takeover Day stood firm on its 5th Birthday. Each year the RSA Academies invite each school to bring a team of students down to RSA House in London for a jam-packed […]

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Opening Doors Launched in the Black Country

January 3, 2019 / Roisin Ellison

The Opening Doors to Business project provides the opportunity for employers to give an insight to local schools in how their organisation works and the range of career opportunities there are available. Opening Doors directly addresses points 5 & 6 of the Gatsby Report outlining benchmarks for careers education schools. First implemented in Wyre Forest, led by OGL […]

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Into Action! High Quality Social Action in Primary Schools

November 15, 2018 / Roisin Ellison

It is nearing the end of another amazing action-packed #iwill week (a UK-wide celebration of the impact young people are making through youth social action), providing us with a timely opportunity to announce an exciting new programme of work in this area at the RSA. With thanks to the Pears Foundation ‘Pears #iwill Fund’, the […]

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A Whole School Approach: mental health report launched

October 10, 2018 / Roisin Ellison

On World Mental Health Day, we would like to share with you the findings from our new joint RSA-RSA Academies report: ‘A Whole School Approach to Mental Health’. Between July 2017 and September 2018, the RSA and RSA Academies provided a programme of mental health awareness training across all staff in seven schools – six of […]

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October Newsletter

October 5, 2018 / Georgina Chatfield

Here is the RSA Academies’ October Newsletter. Read about the Commitments, physical theatre, mental health and more.


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National Poetry Day

October 3, 2018 / Georgina Chatfield

To mark National Poetry Day, here is a short anthology of poems from Ipsley CE RSA Academy on the theme ‘windows of the world’. Find a quiet spot, take a slow, deep breath, and relax into the words of these KS2 and 3 pupils. Enjoy. Top image credit: Samuel Zeller on Unsplash

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Textiles study day with Mary Restieaux RDI

October 3, 2018 / Georgina Chatfield

On Wednesday 19 September a group of A-Level Art students from Whitley Academy were welcomed to the home and studio of Mary Restieaux RDI for a textiles study day. We gained a sense of the career pathways that a passion for working with textiles could offer and the multitude of ways that designs can be […]

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