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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Should all schools be art schools? Yes.

August 16, 2018 / Georgina Chatfield

‘All schools should be art schools’ said Bob and Roberta Smith. We rather like this idea. It is our ambition is to bring contemporary art to schools in the RSA Family of Academies to support young people’s exploration of the world and what it means to be human. In a new creative partnership, we will […]

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Artsfest 2018

July 20, 2018 / Georgina Chatfield

The theme of Artsfest 2018 is ‘belonging’. The ethos of the day is participation, trying something new, having fun and being creative as we aim to further students passion for the arts and understanding of different artforms. There are five workshops to participate in: spoken word with Amerah Saleh dance with Motionhouse drama with practitioner Jay […]

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July Newsletter

July 17, 2018 / Georgina Chatfield

Here is the RSA Academies’ July Newsletter. Read about Song Cycle at the CBSO Centre, RSA Pupil Design Awards, Opening Doors workplace experience programme and more.


Top image credit: Hannah Gibbs on Unsplash.

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RSA8 Student Leadership Programme 2018

July 16, 2018 / Adam Richardson

At the RSA Academies we encourage pupils to become active participants in their own communities. Nothing epitomises this more than the distinctive RSA8 Student Leadership programme. RSA8 takes year 8 students from across the RSA Family of Academies and asks them to create and run their own social action project, addressing a key issue in […]

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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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