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22/11/17

Yesterday we had 100 Year 9 students attend a STEM workshop at school in conjunction with the RAF and EDT. The event was held to help students develop their Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths skills and to compete in problem solving challenges. https://t.co/LIa6nd3dXG

22/11/17

Black Friday Promotion from our uniform supplier https://t.co/0WpXFMf5uV

22/11/17

Instrumental tuition rebooking forms will be handed out this week. Deadline for payment is 8th December 2017. If anybody wishes to take up an instrument, please see Miss Sees the week beginning the 11th December 2017 for a letter.

21/11/17

Well done to all the Year 9s who attended our Belong, Believe, Become Assembly this morning. We hope you gained a real insight into the many opportunities and paths available to you when you leave school. Remember - Aim high! The future you see is the person you will be. https://t.co/jXjawNtFOA

21/11/17

Reminder: Year 10 Belong, Believe, Become Assembly at 8am tomorrow 22nd November. Please encourage your child to attend. The topic is life after school and the importance of aiming high!

21/11/17

These year 8 students cooked bread rolls or Pizza, with home made passata sauce. Delicious!! https://t.co/Ks5ZKjRUsn

20/11/17

Tickets for Rocky Monster Show on December 7th are now on sale via Parentpay. Tickets are priced at £2.50 each and sold on a first come first serve basis!! https://t.co/ISNAwozylw

20/11/17

Reminder: Year 9 Belong, Believe, Become Assembly at 8am tomorrow 21st November. Please encourage your child to attend. We had a great turn out last week for the Year 7 and 8 assemblies. The topic is life after school and the importance of aiming high!

17/11/17

COLLECTION OF GCSE ARTWORK 2016/17 - Students and parents will be able to collect GCSE Art work on TUESDAY 28/11/17 3.30-6pm.

17/11/17

GCSE Mock Timetable https://t.co/kaChgXWFPZ

16/11/17

Fantastic turnout for the first Year 7 CPR training run by our Health Officer Mrs Baker last week. Great to see our students learning key life skills at such an early age. https://t.co/rFjtLd6WYK

16/11/17

Year 7 and 8s attended a voluntary assembly on 'life after school' this week. Thank you to all those who attended- a fantastic turnout, we hope you learnt lots about your future options and the importance of aiming high! https://t.co/VsWIaORHaP

16/11/17

Tickets for Rocky Monster Show on December 7th will be on sale (via Parentpay) from 20th November 2017. Tickets will be priced at £2.50 each and sold on a first come first serve basis!! https://t.co/JCBovNVrYz

16/11/17

Work is underway by our fantastic students, painting the set for our school production 'Rocky Monster Show'. More help is needed to complete it, if students are interested they should see Mrs Hitchens or Miss Fagan. https://t.co/hN91eYMbRP

13/11/17

Remembrance Day 2017 https://t.co/itqOjdW7lB https://t.co/6Uao1j5sFz

13/11/17

Tickets for Rocky Monster Show on December 7th will be on sale (via Parentpay) from 20th November 2017. Tickets will be priced at £2.50 each and sold on a first come first serve basis!! https://t.co/tYgNA6X0P3

13/11/17

Year 10 Harris Experience STEM afternoon at Imperial College London on the 8th November. A day full of engaging seminars https://t.co/Zybyp5UOhH

13/11/17

Stubbers Adventure Centre are holding a series of Smash Camps adventure weekends during December where children can spend the day keeping active with our Christmas themed activities https://t.co/ey6AJjBEJF

13/11/17

Year 7 students are expected in school tomorrow (14th November) at 8am for a Belong, Believe, Become Assembly which will be held in the main hall. https://t.co/qTZUz81Ya8

10/11/17

Deadline to hand in Year 10 Work Experience own placement forms is Friday 17th November. https://t.co/KMQdDuRpOT

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.