Congratulations RSA Academy on Artsmark Gold achievement

March 16, 2018 / Georgina Chatfield

Congratulations! We are thrilled to share the RSA Academy, Tipton’s fantastic achievement of Gold Artsmark Award. Artsmark is an Arts Council England endorsement that recognises schools with excellent provision for the arts within their curriculum and extra-curricular activities. The awarding panel was particularly impressed with the number of students who are electing to take arts subjects beyond Year […]

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Whitley Academy students explore World Beyond School

March 14, 2018 / Roisin Ellison

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, a group of Whitley Academy students were given the opportunity to explore the World Beyond School at Coventry and Warwickshire’s largest careers fair organised by the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) in conjunction with the CWLEP Growth Hub and the Careers and Enterprise Company. Over 40 local and national employers, […]

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Broadening Horizons Mentoring: a case study

March 6, 2018 / Roisin Ellison

This blog was written by Ruth Carter, RSA Fellow and mentor at Whitley Academy. When I heard about the RSA mentoring programme, I was interested in finding out how I could help support young people at school. My main reason for wanting to mentor a young person, was so that I could help support them […]

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RSA Academies Newsletter March 2018

March 1, 2018 / Georgina Chatfield

Welcome to the RSA Academies Newsletter March 2018. Read all about the latest news including our debate, how can we make universities more inclusive with a fantastic panel, the launch of our latest creative RDI project Mental Pictures, news of the RSAATSA conference for NQT/RQT conference and the launch of world of work project, Opening Doors, in Redditch. Too much to miss!

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Opening Doors to Business Launch

February 28, 2018 / Roisin Ellison

The joint RSA Academies/NWedR Opening Doors to Business programme aims to replace traditional careers fairs with new, more impact intensive ways, of ensuring that local school pupils had an increased awareness of local opportunities open to them by visiting local employers in their workplaces. Following a successful pilot last June, the programme had its official launch for […]

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RSA Academies’ TSA Conference for NQTs and RQTs

February 27, 2018 / Roisin Ellison

On 10 February in the Central Trust offices in Birmingham, the RSAA Teaching School Alliance held a conference for nearly 50 newly and recently qualified teachers across the RSA Family and beyond, providing delegates with an opportunity for career development, reflection and practical resources for the classroom. Themes were wide-ranging, from behaviour management to working with […]

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Mental pictures: applying joy and colour to a challenging issue

February 22, 2018 / Georgina Chatfield

This blog has been written by Melanie Andrews, Design Network Manager, RSA. It has also been posted on the RSA website. A recent exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, ‘Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?’ explored how communication design could be persuasive, shocking and perhaps even instrumental in healing. Last week, to coincide with Children’s Mental […]

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RSA Academies lead discussion on university and equality

February 14, 2018 / Georgina Chatfield

Held at the RSA on 1 February in partnership with Warwick University, chaired by Alison Critchley, Chief Executive RSA Academies and including Samirah Roberts, Head of Sixth Form at Holyhead School. Watch again on Facebook. Why are disadvantaged students still underrepresented in our universities, and what can we do about it? Despite efforts by universities […]

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Schools should be allowed to leave MATs in 5 years

February 12, 2018 / Georgina Chatfield

Alison Critchley, Chief Executive of RSA Academies published in the Tes today. Taken from the Tes website: A ‘transfer window’ would result in a truly school-led system that supports struggling schools. For the embryonic multi-academy trust system to mature successfully, schools should be given a window of opportunity to leave their trust after five years, one chief executive […]

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Performing Pedagogies

January 18, 2018 / Georgina Chatfield

This is a blog written by Mark Londesborough, Associate Director, Creative Learning and Development. It is cross-posted on the RSA website. Artist roles in teacher CPDL As part of the RSA’s Performing Arts Hub project, a number of West Midlands primary schools, including some of the RSA academies have worked with drama practitioners to embed […]

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