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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.

Rewards

Rewards and Achievement Policy

 

“To say “well done” to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers that made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge”        Philip Brooks

 

“I can live for two months on a good compliment” Mark Twain

 

 

At Harris Academy Rainham we acknowledge the importance of praise, the thrill of success and the glow of recognition. We seek to promote and reinforce our expectations of students at any given and relevant opportunity. Praise rewards the deserving, can inspire those who from time to time may be struggling and can inspire and motivate the disenchanted. Seeking ways to reward must be at the heart of our teaching. 

 

We will reward whenever possible: 

  • Formally or informally 
  • Publically or discretely 
  • Regularly 
  • Consistently 
  • Sincerely 

 

We will ensure that students of all ability levels and in all year groups benefit from our rewards processes and that there is a consistent application across Subjects, Key Stages and Year Groups and that there is no inconsistency between teachers.  Rewards will be given sincerely and fairly as a means of acknowledging effort, achievement or an action, which is above and beyond the norm.

 

The rewards system in Harris Academy Rainham links into: 

  • Effort 
  • Attainment 
  • Behaviour 
  • Caring for others/Contribution to the/a community 
  • Participation 
  • Positive attitude/ enthusiasm 
  • Exceptional rates of progress or improvement 

 

A variety of methods of rewarding achievement exists at Harris Academy Rainham and these are currently: 

  • Verbal Praise 
  • A Teacher commendation to be logged on BROMCOM 
  • A Middle leader commendation to be logged on BROMCOM
  • Commendation via a postcard or email or letter home 
  • A positive phone call home 
  • Public display of high quality work 
  • Acknowledgement through Assembly 
  • Certificate/Awards at reward assemblies and at prize giving events.

 

Generally, as a standard part of every lesson we will look for ways to find students doing things well. We will praise them for this. We will ensure that the quiet, compliant student is not overlooked and we will aim to speak to every member of the class during the course of a lesson positively. A positive atmosphere of mutual enjoyment should be evident in every lesson. 

 

Commendations

 

Form the backbone of our rewards system and can be given by any member of staff. Every member of the teaching staff is expected to give at least one commendation every lesson. The teacher should give the commendation publically in most instances thus underlining the importance of the reward within the context of the whole school’s vision. Commendations can be given as a sticker, but should always be put on BROMCOM, where they will be accumulated and tracked by the Rewards coordinator. Parents and pupils are encouraged to keep track of the points awarded using our parent portal system.

Regular Rewards 

 

Within the school, we feel it is important to reward every pupil for maintaining the high standard we expect.  Any pupil with 100% attendance, no negative behaviours or lates will be automatically awarded commendations each week; additional commendations are also awarded each term.  Awards are given as reward for students with the highest BROMCOM totals at the end of each term. We will use the totals on BROMCOM to select students to participate in a variety of reward activities put on by the school during the academic year. 

 

Teaching and Support staff can also use BROMCOM to send an email to parents to tell them of their children’s achievements as well as send personalised Post Cards and letters to individual students. 

 

Harris Academy Rainham we are working to promote a healthy acceptance culture of positive praise, which is evident throughout all the year groups. It is “cool” within our School to be successful and students receive their honours with pride.  The Head teacher meets the nominated ‘Student of the Week’ from the lower school weekly. The Headteacher meets with Student of the Month from the upper part of the school monthly.

 

Prizes in the form of certificates are also given for 100% attendance. 

 

Each year evenings are set aside to acknowledge the diverse range of achievements of our students. The School Play, Concert, Carol Service and the Sports Awards Evening are some examples of these.