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...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.


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


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.


An Options Evening for Year 8 students is taking place on Thursday 22nd February between 4pm and 7pm in the main school hall.


Parents' Consultation Evening for Years 7 and 10 - Thursday 1st March 4.30pm to 7.30pm


Year 9 pupils attending today’s meeting with Mr Turner from the Harris Experience’


... 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.


... 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


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


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.


Year 8 Options Booklet 2018 Published. See


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


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.


Hot Chocolate Friday


Year 8 Options Evening Thursday 22nd February 4pm to 7pm.


Advance notice - INSET day Friday 9th February 2018. All students return to school Monday 19th February 2018.


Internet Matters!


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.


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


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!

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.

SEN Local Offer

The Harris Academy Rainham Local Offer


Provision or Resource                                                                              

Staffing and Organisation

How is this funded?

Accessed by?

Provision made before £6k higher needs threshold.

(SEN Support).

There are 6 full time equivalent Teaching Assistants who work across the curriculum and age range. A Literacy Withdrawal Group with 2 teaching assistants is provided for those students who require literacy intervention. Other interventions include catch up maths and a vocabulary enrichment programme

School’s SEN budget.

Available to students based on primary liaison, year 7 screening tests, continuous assessment and recording system.

Resources available for children with disabilities for example personal care.

The Harris Academy Rainham is mainly on one level with accessible ramps at all entrances. Some TAs are trained to provide personal care should this be required. Disabled toilet facilities.

This is funded through the schools own budget.

This level of support will normally be for those students with more complex needs through a statement/ EHC plan.

After school activities or school trips available for children with SEND.

Children with SEND have access to all extra-curricular clubs. Support can be made available if required. Special provision can be made available for students with SEND to attend trips.

Extra-curricular activities are free. Any visits will incur the same cost irrespective of any SEND.

All students have the same access to all extra-curricular activities and visits.

Additional interventions for behaviour support.

Students who require behaviour support are given targeted support within lessons. A small number of students may be referred to external agencies such as behaviour support or the Child and Adolescent Mental Health service (CAMHS).

Student’s with emotional or behavioural needs can be referred to the school counsellor or life coach who are both paid for from the school’s budget.

Referrals are made as part of our Pastoral Support Plans.

Specialist services for example access to speech and language therapy use of assisted technology?

Access to speech and language therapy is provided through the primary health care trust. Specially trained TAs provide support to students who have an individualised programme. Students have access to assisted technology e.g. Clicker 6. Training is provided from the learning support service.

This level of specialist support is usually funded as part of the statement. However, the TA support offered to students with individualised programmes is funded through the school’s SEN budget.

This level of support is usually accessed through the statement/ ECH plan.

Additional groups for children with social and/or communication difficulties for example nurture group.

Social skills groups run by specially trained teaching assistants.

This is funded through the school’s SEN budget.

This level of support is usually accessed through an EHC Plan.

Individual tuition available for example reading.

Individual tuition is available for all subjects as required. This can be provided as an intervention during the day or as additional teaching before or after school. E.g. Paired reading, Read Write Fresh Start Phonics Intervention.

This is paid for using either SEN higher level funding or pupil premium money.

This level of support is accessed by looking at those students who are not making the required 3 levels of progress in particular curriculum areas.

Provision described on statements of special educational needs/ EHC plans.

Each year group in the current cohort have between 2 and 6 students who have a statement or Educational Health and care Plan. Provision is provided on an individual basis by the Special Needs department.

Funding for students with statements is provided from the borough. The Harris Academy Rainham provides the first 12 hours of support with top up funding coming from the borough in which the student is resident.





If students do not make progress despite quality first teaching and a differentiated curriculum, then the school may ask the Educational Psychologist to come into school to carry out further assessments. Parental consent must be agreed before involving outside agencies.

Support for children with social care needs.

Looked after children are given extra support depending on their needs. This may include additional one to one curriculum support, access to activities and extra-curricular visits as well as access to ICT facilities. There is a strong pastoral system which can access other professional bodies. There is a teacher responsible for child protection.

This support is funded using the pupil premium money.

Staff from the Harris Academy Rainham attend all Looked after children and Personal Education Plan (PEP) reviews and keep in regular contact with carers and social workers in between these meetings.