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Developing teacher researchers

May 22, 2019 / Georgina Chatfield

The RSA Academies’ Teaching School Alliance teacher trainees are gearing up towards the end of their training year now and yesterday, as part of their design thinking research module, had the opportunity to practice their presentations on their chosen research topic. In four weeks time they will formally present their methods and findings to a […]

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Artsmark Gold for Abbeywood

May 3, 2019 / Georgina Chatfield

We are delighted that staff and pupils at Abbeywood First School RSA Academy have been awarded Artsmark Gold, awarded by Arts Council England.  The school is only 1 of 3 Primary schools in Worcestershire to have achieved this and the first primary aged school in Redditch. This respected award acknowledges the school’s commitment and provision […]

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May newsletter

May 3, 2019 / Georgina Chatfield

Welcome to the RSA Academies’ May newsletter. Read about the commitments, news from the RSA4 social action project, resources to support careers in construction, and recent blogs from the RSA. 

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RSA4 Social Action Planning Day at University of Worcester

April 8, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

On Friday 29th March, 40 Year 4 Pupil Leaders came together for a special RSA4 social action workshop at the University of Worcester. RSA4 is a new primary social action programme run across four West Midlands schools including Abbeywood First School RSA Academy, Charford First School, Sutton Park Primary RSA Academy, and Woodrow First School. […]

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What role can schools play in developing young people’s social agency?

March 22, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

Over the past few weeks 40 Year 4 pupils have come together for a series of RSA4 workshops that have centred on developing character traits and soft skills to deliver positive social change through youth social action. It seems only fitting that in the same timeframe we’ve seen the recent Schools Strike 4 Climate movement […]

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How Gender Stereotypes in Children’s Books Shape Career Choices

March 8, 2019 / Georgina Chatfield

This week has seen National Careers Week, World Book Day, and today International Women’s Day. All three have highlighted important issues (not least how to whip up a costume in no time). But in the middle of these three issues is a ‘sweet spot’: the representation of gender in children’s books and how this might […]

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Good advice for life: Preparing young people for the World Beyond School

March 7, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

This week marks National Careers Week (4th – 9th March 2019), which aims to raise awareness of the importance of high-quality careers education, information advice and guidance (CEIAG) for social mobility, school improvement and preparing young people to make a success of their lives. In the build-up to this important week, seven schools from across our RSA Family of […]

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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.

 

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