The RSA Academy in Tipton (West Midlands) opened its doors in September 2008 and, since then, we have brought about a dramatic change in attitude of the local community due to the commitment demonstrated by our staff, our exceptional facilities, the experiences on offer to our students and the unique network of Fellows and the Academy has to offer. Our staff are a dedicated and committed team of professionals who help to create a very positive, motivating and supportive culture and ethos within the Academy.
The Academy is an oversubscribed and expanding 11-19 school with 1047 students (including Sixth Form). This will rise to 1200 plus sixth form over the next four years. The school has been at the heart of our community since becoming an academy in 2008, and a member of the RSA Family of Academies. The school joined the Central RSA Academies Trust on October 1st 2017.
The Central RSA Academies Trust is a group of schools with a strong and powerful relationship with The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (The RSA). The RSA has a strong history of supporting educational innovation, thinking and approaches, going back as far as the Nineteenth Century (https://www.thersa.org/about-us/education-history). Today we work together as a group of schools, working closely with the RSA, to ensure the best possible educational outcomes for young people in our schools. We aim to ensure excellent test and examination results for our students, and ensure they are fully prepared for a happy and fulfilling life.
The RSA Academy Tipton was judged to be ‘good’ by Ofsted inspection in July 2016. The school is highly aspirational, boasting fantastic facilities for both students and staff, including a £5 million new build block, to enable expansion that opened in September.
We truly believe in the development of the whole child; Academic and competence development through an enriching curriculum both within and beyond the classroom.
Why work for the RSA Academy?
As part of our commitment to develop outstanding teachers we are currently working in partnership with RSA Teaching School Allianceto offer high quality schools direct places for trainee teachers.
We are committed to safeguarding our students and train all our interview panels in safer recruitment and all of our posts are subject to a number of checks and clearances as detailed below:
Enhanced DBS clearance (exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act )
Two satisfactory references (one from your last employer)
Check on qualifications
Qualified Teacher Status registration (for teaching staff only)
Asylum & Immigration Act – Eligibility to work in the UK
Our people are our greatest asset. Because we all have a vested interest in the RSA Academy, we expect a lot from each other:
High Ethics and integrity
Dedication to high performance and commitment
Passion about what we do
We are an inclusive academy, with a deep rooted commitment to being the best we can be in every area of the workplace, we strive hard to ensure that teaching is of the very highest quality and that learning is challenging and engaging, being the very best we can be in every area of the workplace and in supporting the day to day working lives of our workforce.