RSA Academies - Supporting creative learning and development
We believe an excellent education is about more than just passing a set of exams.
Teachers, governors, parents and pupils all know this, and yet too often schools are still judged and ranked by an increasingly narrow set of exams. As school resources are squeezed, schools are likely to find it harder to prioritise those activities that are not seen as contributing to improving SATs scores in English and Maths, or improving attainment in the ‘Best 8’ subjects at GCSE.
The purpose of RSA Academies is to give young people the broad range of skills including creativity and leadership, knowledge, qualifications and experiences they need to thrive in their continuing education and the world of work. We believe that high quality arts provision is vital, alongside opportunities for practical learning and experience of social and commercial enterprise. This reflects the RSA’s historic focus on arts, manufactures and commerce.
Your gift helps secure a creative education for thousands of children
We work in partnership with the RSA Academies to improve teaching and learning, share and support innovation across the Family and connect teachers and young people to their communities. We aim to support and encourage teachers to be creative in their teaching. We take an experimental approach to ‘what might work’, as well as building on established practice and supporting teachers and schools to evaluate the impact of their own work.
Our direct work with schools is invaluable. It provides inspiration and insight into which areas of policy and practice need examining, as well as opportunities to test practical ideas. Working with the RSA gives schools a chance to participate in research, projects and networks that bring benefits to pupils and staff.
Amending your will
You can change your Will to include a donation to the RSA.
If you have already made a Will and would like to make a gift to the RSA in your Will you can do this by completing the Codicil below and signing it before two adult witnesses (not beneficiaries of the Will) who also then sign the Codicil. The Codicil should then be kept with your Will (not attached with pins or staples) in a safe place or with a trusted friend or solicitor. As a registered charity, making a gift in your Will is tax efficient as this gift is exempt from Inheritance Tax.
Thank you for your support – you will help ensure our work continues to make an impact for another 260 years and future generations benefit from our pioneering work.