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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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!

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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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