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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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We are committed! Arts, culture and creativity in our schools

May 12, 2018 / Georgina Chatfield

As we hit May full on, amidst the bank holidays and half term we are all running full steam ahead with our ambition that our children receive an education that is rich in the arts, design, cultural and creative activities. We are preparing for the RSA Academies’ Festival of Arts and Creativity, Artsfest, which arrives […]

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Song Cycle project underway

May 4, 2018 / Georgina Chatfield

This blog is cross posted from Birmingham Contemporary Music Group: …… BCMG are delighted to be working with the RSA on an exciting project during the 2017-18 academic year spanning all 7 RSA Academies in the West Midlands. The overall aim of the project is to bring together the Academies through the creation and performance of a new song cycle […]

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Response to DfE call for evidence on school exclusion practice

May 4, 2018 / Alison Critchley

“The RSA and RSA Academies are responding to the DfE call for evidence on exclusions, drawing on our combined experience in the education policy field and from working directly with our family of seven RSA Academies. We very much welcome the DfE’s decision to look in more depth at the reasons for the increase in […]

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A snapshot from The Academies Show

May 1, 2018 / Georgina Chatfield

The Academies Show landed at the London ExCeL conference centre last Thursday and here are some headlines from the ‘hot seat’ sessions chaired by Ed Dorrell (find him @Ed_Dorrell @tes): Panel discussion: how do you guarantee moral leadership in a complex system? Debbie Clinton, Acting CEO, Diverse Academies Learning Partnership @DALP_Education Hannah Wilson, Executive Headteacher […]

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#Speaking Up for Speaking!

April 30, 2018 / Adam Richardson

Strong oracy skills – the ability to express oneself clearly when speaking and listen attentively – are essential for success in the world beyond school. All the schools in the RSA Family of Academies are working hard to develop pupils’ oracy. This was an area of focus for the externally led peer reviews last autumn, […]

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RSA Academies’ mental health project in Schools Week

March 29, 2018 / Georgina Chatfield

“Schools struggle to get pupils seen by qualified mental health professionals because training for counsellors focuses too much on treating adults, warns the head of a children’s mental health charity” so starts the article in Schools Week: Mental health charities call for more youth specialists to be trained. The RSA Academies and RSA project on mental […]

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RSA Academies invited to APPG in Education

March 27, 2018 / Roisin Ellison

On 26th March, RSA Academies attended the APPG in Education to hear Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, talk through the government’s new careers strategy. The DfE careers strategy was published in December 2017 in partnership with the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, using the Gatsby eight benchmarks as its ‘spine’, as Anne […]

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