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.


Top image credit: Hannah Gibbs on Unsplash.

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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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Commitments Review 2018

September 27, 2018 / Roisin Ellison

During June and July 2018, the RSA Academies’ team visited all schools to discuss the progress of embedding the two Commitments, discuss the information provided in the ‘Commitment tracking proformas’* and learn about how this process is going with a view to refreshing the documents and supporting resource packs. Thank you to everyone for meeting […]

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Tokyo Fugue and the Universal Language of the Body

September 21, 2018 / Georgina Chatfield

You are on a train. You are searching for someone. You fall asleep. In your dream you are on a train. You are searching for someone… This is a show about feeling lost, set in the maze-like train system of Tokyo. The scenes unfold like the variations of a fugue, in sequences of meticulously crafted […]

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New Chair for RSA Academies

September 5, 2018 / Adam Richardson

We welcome John Towers as the new Chair of RSA Academies, succeeding Dr Sue Horner, MBE, who we thank hugely for the time, commitment and advice she has given since the beginning of the RSA Academies journey. John is currently the Head of Homefield School in London and has nearly 30 years’ experience in the education sector. […]

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