The RSA Academies’ Teaching School Alliance is dedicated to ensuring that the School to School Support Programme provides schools with a significant and extensive level of expertise. The RSA Academies have experience of supporting over 20 schools in the past few years. We strongly believe that the best way of school improvement is through school to school support. Our track record demonstrates that the support we can offer can turn a school around from an ‘Ofsted category’ to Outstanding. We have expertise at all levels of teachers, middle leaders and support staff and at National Leaders of Education (NLE) level. We can offer a variety of support and relationships that can be built on a formal and sometimes informal level through coaching, mentoring and one to one support. The Alliance has three former Principals, now School Improvement Partners and a CEO as NLEs, Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs), and Lead Professionals. The Alliance has also successfully appointed SLEs covering Teaching and Learning, Middle leadership, Data systems and Mentoring/personal development.
Our School to School Support offer
The School to School Support Programme offer from the RSA Academies’ Teaching School Alliance is extensive and bespoke according to need. It is facilitated by 3 “Outstanding” schools, Abbeywood First School, Redditch; RSA Academy Arrow Vale, Redditch; Holyhead School, Birmingham. There are a number of other key strategic partners supporting cross phase capacity including RSA Academy Ipsley & RSA Church Hill, Redditch; RSA Academy, Tipton; RSA Sutton Park, Kidderminster; & Whitley Academy, Coventry.
The school support offer is led by NLEs in the alliance who will broker the bespoke expertise required. This may be at leadership level of support by experienced NLEs or delivered by SLEs, Curriculum Leaders and / or a wide range of other experienced practitioners who are trained in outreach guidance, including Business Management and non-teaching role support. The Alliance Partner Schools are highly experienced in delivering efficient, personable and cost effective support, having worked with as many as 25 schools in recent years, to secure improvements at all levels. A number of supported schools have moved from Ofsted Categories to “Outstanding” during this period. The time period of support is entirely negotiable and arranged according to need.