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22/02/18

...They played Redden court in the semi-final which went to extra time, then to golden goal which we won to play Coopers in the final. The girls caught hard but lost 4-1 finishing 2nd in the Borough. Well done to Kitty, Pippa, Jolie, Cassie, Esther, Chloe, Caitlin, Emmanuela. https://t.co/M9Tv0SNKbS

22/02/18

Very proud of our Year 7A netball team who came 2nd out of 14 schools last night in Havering. It was a cold wet horrible night but the girls worked really hard and didn’t complain once! ... more

20/02/18

Year 9 student Skylar Bailey took part in the Stratford and East London Music Festival in the half term. She did very well in every category. https://t.co/2c1PgOizrZ

20/02/18

An Options Evening for Year 8 students is taking place on Thursday 22nd February between 4pm and 7pm in the main school hall. https://t.co/9VoHFY0OY5

20/02/18

Parents' Consultation Evening for Years 7 and 10 - Thursday 1st March 4.30pm to 7.30pm https://t.co/gowU7OvpU7

20/02/18

Year 9 pupils attending today’s meeting with Mr Turner from the Harris Experience’ https://t.co/5ovjMnbHGs

09/02/18

... It is a great honour for us to have been chosen to take part in this prestigious event and a testament to the hard work of our students and staff.

09/02/18

... and The Gloriana Trust to reward schools with the most improved results in the previous academic year. Harris Rainham was chosed because we achieved one of the biggest increases in our 2017 Progress 8 score when compared to the previous year ... more

09/02/18

We are delighted to announce that Harris Academy Rainham has been invited to be one of just 5 schools chosen to participate in Gloriana Achievers' Day 2018. Gloriana is Her Majesty The Queen's Row Barge and Gloriana Achievers' Day was developed by Sir Steve Redgrave ...more

08/02/18

Advance Notice: There will a a Parents' Consulation Evening for Years 7 and 10 on Thursday 1st March from 430pm to 7.30pm. Students will receive a letter and appointment sheet on their return to school after half term. https://t.co/kjC2VRRJKl

07/02/18

Year 8 Options Booklet 2018 Published. See https://t.co/tdcPQ2b6uj https://t.co/UdYjRPvwti

06/02/18

Athletics training with Miss Soni tomorrow morning has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience

06/02/18

Friday 9th Feb will be a normal school for year 11 students who will attend school at 9am to sit maths mock exam followed by science intervention session. Students need to be in full uniform. Finish time 1:30PM. The canteen will be open as normal for Year 11s.

02/02/18

Hot Chocolate Friday https://t.co/9P7NYvjiNV

01/02/18

Year 8 Options Evening Thursday 22nd February 4pm to 7pm. https://t.co/5S9FeOYLV1

01/02/18

Advance notice - INSET day Friday 9th February 2018. All students return to school Monday 19th February 2018. https://t.co/6zPcjxKnZM

29/01/18

Internet Matters! https://t.co/LJKqbnEAuZ

29/01/18

Ms Sees, Music teacher, would like to invite students to try out for the choir. Wednesday mornings at 8:20am. All welcome. Poster designed by Year8 student Maddie Stephenson. https://t.co/BpK2n9S54U

26/01/18

All Year 7 students are now registered on an exciting new reading program called Scholastic Reading Pro. Students were given information and login details during their Library Lessons but these can also be found on the school website https://t.co/C4hNbKuuni

26/01/18

Year 7 student Bobby Earle has really embraced the new Scholastic Reading Program and loving the book generated from his reading list. Well done Bobby! https://t.co/0QBfOavKWY

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Being a Governor

Being a Governor

School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children's education.

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing body is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and time again Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management - including by the governing body.

The role of the school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give back to your local community. School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the Principal, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school's aims and policies. School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and are involved in the appointment of other staff. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the head teacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

Governors have three main roles:

• To provide strategic direction for the school

• To act as a critical friend to the Principal

• To ensure accountability

They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

• Determining how the school's budget is spent

• The appointing and dismissing of staff

• Hearing appeals and grievances

• Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship

• Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline

• Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe

• Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies

Who can be a school governor?

You don't have to have children at the school to be a governor. However, you do have to be over 18, and pass a formal check for your suitability to be within a school. No specific qualifications are required but there are certain expectations. What's really important is that you have energy, enthusiasm, time and a real desire to help provide children with the best possible education.

Governors come from all sections of the community, and all walks of life. They can be parents, staff at the school, residents in the locality or representatives of local churches or businesses. It is important that you can work as part of a team, and can give commitment to the school.

Further information can be found at

http://www.inspiringgovernors.org/

http://www.nga.org.uk/News/NGA-News/May-Sept-14/Launch-of-the-Inspiring-Governors-Alliance.aspx

If you are interested in being a Governor, please contact the school via email: headspa@harrisrainham.org.uk or telephone 01708 527851 for an informal chat or further information.