Seven reasons to choose an RSA Academy in the Central RSA Academies Trust for your child’s education:
Our schools have an unrelenting focus on ensuring the highest standards of education at each stage of your child’s education – academic excellence is paramount, achieved through highest quality teaching in happy, enriching and fulfilling environments – we believe only the best is good enough for your child, and we expect all of our staff to do all that they can to ensure this.
Our strong link with the Royal Society of Arts means that we can access the skills and expertise of 27000 Fellows, as well our many other partner organisation, so that our young people have the benefit of a wide range of curriculum and extra curricular experiences to ensure their development in preparation for a full and happy life.
We have a strong School Improvement model, with the benefit of both primary and secondary National Leaders in Education, as well as a wide range of highly successful leaders across primary and secondary phases, in all of our schools. As such, if an area of concern arises (we know schools are never perfect places!), the Trust is able to respond very swiftly to ensure that the concern does not manifest in a drop in standards in that area. (see How We Work – School Improvement Model). We can demonstrate in all of our schools very rapid improvements where they have been required, as well as maintaining and developing further excellence where it is in place.
As a Teaching School in the RSA Academies Teaching School Alliance, we train talented teachers across all phases and subjects. As such, we are able to recruit the very best teachers, as vacancies arise. We are also able to retain talented teachers and leaders across our schools (a key aim of our Trust), which is something that ‘stand alone’ academies find very difficult to do, meaning that our quality of staffing goes from strength to strength. Therefore, your child will experience high quality teaching, whatever phase of their education they are in.
As RSA Academies, we believe strongly in a broad, balanced and creative curriculum offer. We aim for high academic excellence. For those students who wish to follow some or all elements of the EBacc curriculum, we encourage this and deliver excellence in these areas. We also benefit from ensuring and delivering high quality provision, enhanced through the RSA, in creative and performing arts, design (See RSA Creativity and Arts Commitment), sport and a wide range of other subjects in our schools. See each school website for the specific offer in the formal curriculum, as well as extensive enrichment offers in each school, that your child will benefit from and enjoy (see 7 below.)
The schools in our Trust focus on the development of skills and attributes to ensure that students are prepared for a full and happy life, both in their chosen careers and their personal and social life. Whilst each school approaches skills and attributes development in their own way, as we believe schools are best placed to tailor these specifically to the local community they serve, leaders and teachers share and develop these so that all can benefit from excellent practice within the trust. The trust, as well as the RSA Family of Academies, develop a wide range of joint events and curricular approaches to ensure the vita skills and attributes your child will need and benefit from in adult life are well developed.
Our RSA academies Enrichment Guarantee is a commitment to ensuring your child has access to a wide-range of experiences at each phase of their school journey.