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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.

Attendance & Punctuality

To report an absence please send an e-mail to

Attendance@harrisrainham.org.uk

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If you are a parent of (or are responsible for) a child between 5 and 16 who is registered at school, this explains how you can best meet your responsibilities for making sure s/he attends school regularly.

 


 

Why must my child go to school regularly?

Having a good education will help you to give your child the best possible start in life.  If your child does not attend school regularly, s/he will not be able to keep up with the work.

Employers will want to be sure that the people they are thinking of taking on are reliable.  Children who have attended their school regularly, have a better chance of getting and keeping a good job.  Young people who are off school for no good reason are at risk of becoming victims of crime or abuse.  They may also be drawn into anti-social or criminal behavior.

 


 

What does the law say?

By law all children between the ages of 5 and 16 must receive full time education, from the beginning of the term following their 5th birthday to the last Friday in June of the academic year in which s/he reaches their 16th birthday.  During that time, the school must give permission for your child to be absent.

 


 

What can I do to help my child and the school?

  • Make sure your child goes to school daily, arrives on time and attends all lessons.
  • If your child is ill, contact the school on the first day of illness.  This should be followed up on their return with a letter stating the reason for absence and dates affected.
  • If you want permission for your child to miss school for any reason then you should ask for permission well in advance and give full details.
  • Take an interest in your child’s school work.
  • If your child starts missing school, work with the school to put things right.  Make sure s/he understands that you do not approve of him/her missing school.
  • Try to book non-urgent doctor/dental appointments out of school time.
  • Take holidays out of school time.
  • Support the school in its efforts to control bad behavior.

 


 

Family holidays during term time

You are strongly urged to avoid booking a family holiday during term time.  Parents do not have a right or entitlement to take their child out of school for such a holiday.

Holidays during term time are only authorised in exceptional circumstances and any application must be made in advance and supported by evidence.  If the absence is not authorised it can be referred to the Education Welfare Service who may issue a Penalty Notice (currently £60 per parent per child—raised to £120 if not paid within 21 days).

 


 

Local Education Authority (LA)

The LA is responsible, by law, for making sure the registered students of compulsory school age attend their school regularly.

 


 

What is an Education Welfare Officer (EWO)?

An Education Welfare Officer works with schools to monitor attendance and to help parents meet their responsibilities.  One EWO works closely with Harris Academy Rainham. If your child is not attending school regularly or is frequently late the EWO may meet with you or visit you to discuss ways to help.

 


 

Absence from school

All absence from school has a potential detrimental effect on your child’s academic progress because of missed teaching and learning and sometimes on his/her social relationships..  This is particularly noticeable when holidays are taken at the beginning of a new year or term.  The introduction to new work is missed putting the absent child at a clear disadvantage.  In addition, whilst the rest of the class or group are settling in and forming new relationships, an absent child usually takes longer to catch up and settle as part of the class team when s/he does return to school.  These problems are further increased if your child already experiences learning or social difficulties.

 


 

What if I’m concerned about my child’s attendance?

If you are concerned or anxious about where you child is you can contact the school to check if they have arrived.  If you continue to have concerns then please contact Mrs Ramadan, Attendance Officer on ext. 102