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🎭The Year 11 GCSE Drama students were in full swing rehearsals last week preparing for their Component 1 Devising exam! 🎭 Mrs Stanley could not be more proud at how hard all her students are working and their passion and enthusiasm which they bring to each lesson.


Please see our website for a letter we have been asked to distribute to all parents/carers from Public Health Havering


Dear parents/carers, we are asking that all student bring a face covering to school from Monday 22nd November to wear in communal indoor areas while at school. Many thanks for your support.


Please see our website for a letter emailed home to all parents today


Year 8 information evening on keeping your child safe online will be held on Monday 6th December at 6pm. All welcome.


This week we are focussing on mental health awareness and anti-bullying. Great assemblies yesterday led by Shocka. See more about his work at You can see our students' feedback on facebook at


Year 7 Parent Information Evening: Understanding the assessment and report process. Tuesday 23rd November at 6pm


Congratulations to Jyot K, Bethany L, Gabriel S, Mason D and Mya L who were invited to share hot chocolate today with the Principal, Mr Stananought, and Assistant Principal, Mr Whitehead, in recognition of outstanding participation and behaviour at the academy.


Harris Academy Rainham marked this year's remembrance day by holding a two minute silence in the front courts this morning at 11am. A very moving occasion and so proud of our students for their respectful behaviour.


Non-uniform day. Friday 19th November in aid of Children in Need.


Poppy Appeal 2021 In support of the Royal British Legion, our school council will be selling poppies during break and lunch times next week. We thank you for your support. Suggested minimum donation £0.50.


Don't forget our Post-16 information evening tonight from 4pm to 6pm for our Year 11 students and parents.


October Subject Awards - Well done all!


October Subject Awards - Well done all!


October Subject Awards - Well done all!


October Subject Awards - Well done all!


Post 16 Information Evening – Thursday 4th November from 4pm to 6pm. See letter on our website for further information

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Reading at Home

Reading at Home

Research shows that students who read for 30 minutes a day are more successful than those who do not. At Harris Rainham, we want to ensure academic success but also a life-long love of learning and reading. The Reading at Home initiative aims to support students with a weekly session of guided reading. We invite and welcome all parents/guardians and students to participate in the programme!

Please ask your child to:

  • Complete the Microsoft form before and after watching the video (this will help us understand what they have learned)

Microsoft Form to be completed before and after watching the video

  • In the first instance, watch the video on meta-cognition questions (to help students understand how to develop their reading and learning skills)

Explanation of Meta - Cognition Questions

  • Watch and enjoy the loom video with the reading of a challenging text

Alice In Wonderland Chapter 1

Alice In Wonderland Chapter 2

Alice In Wonderland Chapter 3

Alice in Wonderland Chapter 4 

Alice in Wonderland Chapter 5

Alice in Wonderland Chapter 6

Alice in Wonderland Chapter 7

Alice in Wonderland Chapter 8

Alice in Wonderland Chapter 9


Meta-cognition is an educational strategy that encourages students to discuss their learning and make their thinking explicit; it has consistently high levels of impact. We hope your children enjoy these sessions and use the strategies to develop their reading and learning skills.

If you have any questions about the initiative, please do not hesitate to contact your english teacher for help and assistance.

All the best and happy reading/viewing!