If at first you don’t succeed… Do you ever?
By Krystal Douglas FRSA In 2015, Warwick University and RSA Academies created a PhD research post focusing on young people’s peer networks and their relationship to higher education aspiration. This four-year studentship was awarded to Krystal Douglas. Since undertaking her research, Krystal has worked with RSA Academies to disseminate her findings to educationalists and young […]See more
So you want to be a… Medic?
On the 22nd October, RSA Academies and Black Country Careers Hub hosted a special careers workshop for pupils from RSA Academy and Holyhead School, as well as 14 wider schools across the Black Country. The workshop provided over 100 pupils from across Year 9 – 12 with an opportunity to gain new insight into careers […]See more
Good advice for life: Preparing young people for the World Beyond School
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 […]See more
Opening Doors Launched in the Black Country
The Opening Doors to Business project provides the opportunity for employers to give an insight to local schools in how their organisation works and the range of career opportunities there are available. Opening Doors directly addresses points 5 & 6 of the Gatsby Report outlining benchmarks for careers education schools. First implemented in Wyre Forest, led by OGL […]See more
RSA Academies invited to APPG in Education
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 […]See more
Opening Doors for Business
Redditch Businesses Open Their Doors to RSA Schools Following a successful pilot in Redditch last summer, RSA Academies is now planning for even more young people to have the opportunity to find out about life working in local businesses in 2018. The launch event for Opening Doors to Business 2018 will be held at the […]See more
Budding Lawyers Visit Birmingham Solicitors
Budding lawyers from across the Family of Academies were recently invited to an ‘Experience Matters’ open day at Anthony Collins Solicitors in Birmingham. Anthony Collins is a law firm with a clear purpose, to ‘improve lives, community and society.’ Aims which are very much aligned with the RSA. Trainees from across the firm gave […]See more
‘Arts and creativity’ and ‘world beyond school’ commitments
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 […]See more