World Beyond School

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The projects below have been led by RSA Academies in support of this commitment

Support the World Beyond School Commitment

Developing the whole child Offering high-quality opportunities A key area where RSA Academies is distinctive from other academy sponsors is through creating inspiring learning opportunities between RSA Fellows and the students and teachers in the RSA Family of Academies. We want to encourage more RSA Fellows to inspire our young people and share skills and […]

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RSA4 Primary Youth Social Action

Youth-led social action Making a difference to schools and communities What is RSA4? RSA4 is a pupil-led youth social action project for Year 4 pupils across RSA Academies and local schools. It provides pupils with a chance to identify, research and take action on a social issue that will make a positive difference to their […]

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Careers Workshops: ‘So you want to be a…’

Exploring career interests Understanding career pathways and opening up further study options RSA Academies ‘So you want to be a…’ series is a pilot programme that looks to inspire and support students to explore a range of different career interests and build essential knowledge around these career paths and relevant further study. Challenging perceptions Findings […]

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The WOW Show Health Careers: Teacher Resources

RSA Academies and The WOW Show have teamed with VotesforSchools to provide teachers with dedicated lesson plans and teacher resources to accompany this latest online careers broadcast. The Health Careers Special Making a Difference was streamed live at 10:00 on Wednesday 26 June. It’s free for all schools and is available to view on demand at any […]

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Opening Doors to Business

The Opening Doors to Business programme provides the opportunity for new more impact intensive ways of ensuring that school pupils have an increased awareness of local opportunities open to them and have meaningful encounters with local employers. First implemented in Wyre Forest, led by OGL computer and a consortium of schools (CONTINu),  a pilot was then […]

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The WOW Show Construction: Teacher Resources

RSA Academies and The WOW Show have teamed up once again to provide schools with dedicated lesson plans and teacher resources to support teaching about construction careers. This special new programme is produced in association with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and Go Construct to showcase the huge variety of careers in the construction […]

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Takeover Day

Students take over the RSA An annual event that gives a voice to student ideas The aim of Takeover Day is to give young people the chance to get involved in organisations and have their opinions heard, so we asked all students to think about the following questions throughout the day: ‘what have you seen/learnt the […]

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RSA8 Student Leadership Programme

Giving opportunities for student leaders through social action. Student Leadership is a significant element of the RSA Family of Academies joint working agenda. The RSA8 Programme is a bespoke programme co-ordinated by Arvind Batra at RSA Academy in Tipton and is an opportunity for the students to interact with each other, and come together under […]

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The WOW Show Careers Resources

RSA Academies are partnering with a pioneering new careers inspiration programme for all UK schools and colleges called The WOW (World of Work) Show. The project is backed by City & Guilds, The Edge Foundation and the B&CE Charitable Trust and is supported by national and local employers. Designed to appeal to all year groups […]

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RSA Academies’ Alumni Network

An exciting partnership aiming to build an alumni community in our schools Helping to harness the experience and skills of former students RSA Academies is working with the national education charity Future First, which sets up and manages alumni networks, to inspire our students to career confidence and academic success by harnessing the talents of […]

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PhD on friendship and HE aspirations

New research led by RSA Academies and Warwick University Tackling educational disadvantage Warwick University and RSA Academies have created a new PhD research post focussing on young people’s friendships and their relationship to higher education aspiration. This four year studentship has been awarded to Krystal Douglas who began her research in October 2015 supported by […]

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Warwick University

Warwick University and RSA Academies are bringing students and teachers together with higher education. Forming part of Warwick’s Widening Participation strategy we will connect students…

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Broadening Horizons

Contrary to popular belief, research shows that young people from all walks of life rarely suffer from a lack of aspiration; the problem is that disadvantaged students lack access to the influential people and…

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Completed Projects

‘Wyrd’ to the world of work

Film-making to learn about employability and collaboration Inspiring creative thinking Between April and July 2015, students at RSA Academy in Tipton worked with RSA Fellow, Nigel Barton and his team from Wyrd on a creative employability project. Wyrd aims to support young people into the ‘world of work’ and improve employability skills. The team developed a […]

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Football Beyond Borders mentoring project

A mentoring project that uses the power of football to inspire young people Achieving goals on and off the pitch This term RSA Academies teamed up with Football Beyond Borders, a registered charity which uses the power of football to tackle inequality and provide opportunities for young people to achieve their goals both on and off […]

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Weston Beamor jewellery design competition

RSA Academies pupils from Arrow Vale RSA Academy, Whitley Academy and RSA Academy in Tipton were set the challenge of designing a lapel badge for their Principal. Initiated by RSA Fellows…

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A Bus Ride Away

This project aims to broaden the horizons and raise the aspirations of young people aged 11-14 (years 7-9). This age group is crucial as these young people are just beginning to consider what…

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Frontline Voices

Frontline Voices is a series of podcasts from education frontline practitioners – teachers, head teachers and others, whose work puts them into daily contact with children and young people.

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