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
RSA Academies RSA4 Road-trip: Abbeywood First School
For the third leg of the RSA4 road-trip, we headed to Abbeywood First School in Redditch to see pupils’ progress on their mindfulness garden. Over the past six months, 10 Year 4 Pupil Leaders and their wider class peers have been participating in the RSA4 youth social action project. Back in March, the Pupil Leaders […]See more
Commitments Review 2018
During June and July 2018, the RSA Academies’ team visited all schools to discuss the progress of embedding the two Commitments, discuss the information provided in the ‘Commitment tracking proformas’* and learn about how this process is going with a view to refreshing the documents and supporting resource packs. Thank you to everyone for meeting […]See more
Mental Health Project – RSAA on the road!
The last year has seen the RSA and RSA Academies working with seven schools, including six of the schools in the Family, on the topic of mental health. With support from the Pears Foundation, this project – a Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health in Schools – involved providing three training sessions throughout the year for […]See more
Response to DfE call for evidence on school exclusion practice
“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 […]See more
RSA Academies’ mental health project in Schools Week
“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 […]See more
Mental pictures: applying joy and colour to a challenging issue
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 […]See more