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Good advice for life: Preparing young people for the World Beyond School

March 7, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

This week marks National Careers Week (4th – 9th March 2019), which aims to raise awareness of the importance of high-quality careers education, information advice and guidance (CEIAG) for social mobility, school improvement and preparing young people to make a success of their lives. In the build-up to this important week, seven schools from across our RSA Family of […]

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RSA4 Learn to Lead

February 15, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

In the last few days of Student Volunteering Week 2019 (11 – 17 February), RSA Academies launched the very first RSA4 Pupil Leaders Workshop. With the support of the Pears #iwill Fund, the RSA and RSA Academies are working together for the next two years to launch RSA4 and investigate what high-quality youth social action […]

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RSA8 Students Lead the Way

February 12, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

This week marks Student Volunteering Week (11– 17 February 2019), so what better way to start than reflecting on the RSA8 Student Leadership University Planning day. On Friday 1 February, 50 Year 8 students from across five schools in the RSA Family of Academies, RSA Academy Tipton, Holyhead School, Ipsley CE RSA Academy, Church Hill Middle […]

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‘Arts and creativity’ and ‘world beyond school’ commitments

March 7, 2017 / Georgina Chatfield

As part of the evolving journey of RSA Academies and our relationship with our schools and the communities they serve, we have been exploring our ‘distinctiveness’ and asking, ‘what makes an RSA school?’ As a considered response to this we have created two school-wide ‘commitments’; one that relates to the arts, creativity and cultural education […]

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MPs hear from RSA Academies

October 20, 2016 / Alison Critchley

MPs from across the political spectrum are currently investigating how well schools prepare young people for their future careers, with a view to making a set of practical recommendations.  To inform this work the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Education held a roundtable session on Wednesday 19 October, chaired by Andrea Jenkyns MP to […]

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RSA8 – recruiting student leaders!

September 7, 2015 / Alison Critchley

With the start of the new school year, schools across the RSA Family of Academies are recruiting a new cohort of pupils to take part in RSA8, our Year 8 leadership programme. Last year’s programme culminated in a fabulous celebration in July, with the students from each of the Academies (with Year 8 cohorts) coming […]

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A Level results 2015

August 13, 2015 / Alison Critchley

Students from across the RSA Family of Academies are celebrating a wonderful crop of A Level results. Whitley Academy in Coventry once again achieved a 100% pass rate. Over in Redditch, Arrow Vale RSA Academy students secured the school’s best ever A level results, with 48% passed at grades A*-B, and more than two thirds […]

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RSA Academies Arts Day 2015

July 10, 2015 / Georgina Chatfield

‘Boop! Boop! We’ve got the power!’ sang a chorus of students from Ipsley CE RSA Academy, Arrow Vale RSA Academy and Whitley Academy to a packed house in the RSA’s Great Room. Joined by fellow students from Holyhead School and the RSA Academy, Tipton, the full family of RSA Academies undertook a dive into the […]

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RSA Academies and the Royal Designers for Industry

May 11, 2015 / Georgina Chatfield

Would you like to know more about how the RSA Academies work with the Royal Designers for Industry? We have just launched a new booklet in our ‘Being part of the RSA Family of Academies’ series about the relationship that RSA Academies have with the RSA’s Royal Designers for Industry (RDI). The booklet illustrates seven […]

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RSA Event with Dr Debra Kidd

November 17, 2014 / Georgina Chatfield

Towards an Education (R)evolution? Author and teacher Debra Kidd argued that education has become fixated on conformity and compliance at the expense of creativity. What might be done to reform the system from the bottom up? You can listen again here. Should teachers resist the shackles of narrow government thinking and become ‘pedagogical activists’ in their […]

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