Term 4 2015

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At the end of Term 3 I had one of the most wonderful experiences ever, as Principal at the RSA Academy. Our Y13 IB Performing Arts group held an assembly of 330 students and staff transfixed for 20 minutes with a performance around stereotyping. Often such performances can feel a little patronizing as the message is over- simplified but this …

Welcome to our new website

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Firstly, a warm welcome to the new website. It has been a long time coming but worth it in the end. As an Academy we’ve tried to listen to feedback to improve our communications. The team has done a great job in listening, consulting parents, students and staff to try to get the right balance between ease of use, content …

I can hardly believe that the first term is over already

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We have had a great start to this year with some wonderful experiences for our students and staff alike. Post-16 students spent a long weekend in the Lakes working together with staff and fellow students, building confidence and gelling as a group. A group of our young leaders in KS4 had a long weekend learning to apply their leadership skills …

April Already?

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Another incredibly busy and productive term is over and a new one has started since I last wrote. Our Ofsted inspection dominated thinking in the first part of the term. Whilst the process was tough and the overall judgement not where we wanted to be; many positives were still highlighted, including our fabulous offer at Post-16. Again our students have …

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A night under canvas!

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I write on returning back from an overnight camp with our Year 11 students. An incredible 37 students have chosen to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and were completing their final expedition for the Bronze Award over the Easter weekend. I would like to say that I completed the fully-laden hike with them, however as I …

A Warm Welcome Back

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Dear All, I would like to begin by wishing you all a warm welcome back to the new academic year, and to my first blog as Principal. Firstly, I would like to congratulate our Post 16 students who have done themselves and the Academy proud in their results through IB and Vocational qualifications. Our average IBDP score went up again …