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Please see our website for information about the Year 7 Language choice process.


Reminder: Sixth Form Open Evening Tuesday 29th November from 4.30pm to 6.30pm




Reminder: Tomorrow, Thursday 13th October is the last day of term for students (Friday 14th October is an INSET day so school will be closed for all students). Students return to school on Monday 31st October.


Message from Havering Council: The Council have created a one-stop-shop for all of the financial & other support that may be out there for residents this winter and beyond, all in one handy place on our website.


YEAR 11 REVISION EVENING We are inviting you and your child to attend our mock examination preparation information evening which will be held on Tuesday 11th October 2022 at 6pmPlease see our website for full details


You are invited to attend the Year 11 parents’ consultation evening on Thursday 8th September 2022 between 4.00pm and 7.00pm. This evening will be held onsite at Harris Academy Rainham. See our website for full details


We are delighted to welcome our students back to the Academy next week. Dates and times for each year group are as follows;Year 7 - Monday 5th September 8.30amYear 11 - Monday 5th September 8.55amYears 8,9 & 10 - Tuesday 6th September 8.30am


The Harris Academy Rainham Geography department is excited to launch a new gardening club In the spirit of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”, we would appreciate donations of gardening equipment, hand tools, gloves, seeds, soil, pots and anything gardening related.


Please go to our website for details of the Y11 intervention sessions on offer during the May half term.


Year 8 and 9 Parent Information Evening Your are invited to a parent information evening on Wednesday 25th May at 6:00pm, where we would like to speak with you on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online.


HAR Sixth Form Consultation: See the letters home page of our website for the latest letter from the principal with details of upcoming consultation events.


Year 10 students visited Blenheim Underwriting in Fenchurch Street yesterday as part of their mentoring programme with an award-winning charity, Future Frontiers, where they received a warm welcome from CEO John Lynch.


Year 11 English Literature Challenge Seminars Friday Mornings 8.15-8.50 B33 with Mrs. Turker



Yesterday some of our Y10 students visited London firm Crawford & Co. where they met the CEO and were mentored by business professionals to develop aspirations and build a life-long engagement with learning. Full story at



April 1st will be a "wear something yellow or blue" non-uniform day, students and staff are encouraged to donate £1.We will also have a bake sale on this day so bring some cash and buy some treats!All money raised will be donated to The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

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We take e-Safety very seriously at Harris Academy Rainham.

To address issues that children experience today regarding the use of social media including the internet, Facebook, chatrooms and new phone technologies, we have a dedicated programme to educating our students on the dangers online. This is a fantastic opportunity to find out how you can support and monitor your child at home.

The e- Safety team consists of the following members of staff:




Gareth Stananought


Review all policies and practices annually.


Usa Divakaren

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Update e-Safety and ICT Policy annually. Provide the direct link between Safeguarding training and student awareness.

Deliver staff training and students assemblies

Jemma Kears

Head of KS3

Deliver Staff training and student’s assemblies, To contribute to the development and evaluation of our e-safety Learning programme

Schools Police Officer

PC Drew Heath

To be the e-safety link between school and investigate any concerns that require Police involvement, involving the child and parent/carer at all times, until a conclusion is reached.

Isaac Olarewaju

ICT Technician

To contribute technical advice to the development and evaluation of our e-Safety Learning Programme

We review our plans annually and ask for feedback from the student body and parents who attend the parents’ awareness evening. Throughout the year we also have a range of activities to develop staff, student and parent understanding of the internet and safe use. We deliver the content in the following manner:

  • Assemblies throughout the year delivered by internal staff
  • One assembly per year delivered by the Safer School Police unit
  • PSHE days focussing on bullying and staying safe in person and on line
  • Group activities as part of the Learning Guide Programme
  • A parent advice evening

All staff at the Academy receive annual Safeguarding training and a CPD update briefing session to ensure the latest technologies or trends are discussed.

Students are advised to 'Speak Up' if they are concerned in any way to ensure help is received when required.  Students and parents can review our SHARP System for more help or advice at

Please ensure you contact the Academy if you would like to discuss e-Safety in greater detail.

Updated guidance for keeping children safe online

We have updated our guidance for parents and carers to keep children safe online. Many of us spend a great deal of time online, including children. This guidance contains resources for parents and carers to help keep their children safe online.

Support for children:

Support for carers/parents

At Harris Academy Rainham we teach students online safety as part of the curriculum, it is vital that all carers/parents are aware of the risks and what they can do to develop a culture of online safety in their family home.

For any concerns about a child's online safety, there is always someone at Harris Academy Rainham to speak to. Please call us and ask to speak to the Head of Year for your child or Mrs Divakaren, Designated Safeguarding Lead. You can also speak to any member of staff.

  • Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
  • Commonsensemedia provide independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media for children and their parents
  • Government advice about protecting children from specific online harms such as child sexual abuse, sexting, and cyberbullying
  • Internet Matters provide age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
  • Let’s Talk About It provides advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
  • London Grid for Learning provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
  • Lucy Faithfull Foundation StopItNow resource can be used by parents and carers who are concerned about someone’s behaviour, including children who may be displaying concerning sexual behaviour (not just about online)
  • National Crime Agency/CEOP Thinkuknow provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Net-aware provides support for parents and carers from the NSPCC and O2, including a guide to social networks, apps and games
  • Parentzone provides help for parents and carers on how to keep their children safe online
  • Parent info from Parentzone and the National Crime Agency provides support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
  • UK Safer Internet Centre provide tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online.

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