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22/05/18

There will be a Media Studies revision session on Saturday 2nd June from 9.30am to 12. Please encourage your child to attend. https://t.co/UngwhkQxFx

21/05/18

Bus route 372 on diversion all this week. See https://t.co/Pwfe3tqUSa https://t.co/Jje672GEg5

21/05/18

Half Term Revision Timetable. Please use updated link below https://t.co/lRR0WtSTuO https://t.co/BSedXnH8Xt

18/05/18

Our Year 11 Half Term Revision Timetable has been published. Please see our website at https://t.co/7iYXs28bA0 https://t.co/ZX4PjmWYsa

17/05/18

Congratulations to the students elected to our student council https://t.co/3oNNoSPvoL

15/05/18

Year 7s have a wonderful trip to Hampton Court https://t.co/PsVb3XArDl

11/05/18

Retweetd From Harris Careers

Lead Practitioner/ Teacher of Maths required .Apply now https://t.co/1DM7JLZZgA https://t.co/6lxxU7T0rT

11/05/18

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

Another brilliant Raising Self-Esteem session today. The groups resilience was tested through our ‘Power of Positivity’ session. Fantastic engagement and behaviour throughout. A joy to work with. https://t.co/SifX5XdhIs

09/05/18

Congratulations to the students who received most reward points last week https://t.co/jxg5iP6uTs

04/05/18

Coffee Morning scheduled for 9th May has been postponed until 16th May (9.30am)

03/05/18

Retweetd From Harris Federation Classics

We are pleased to announce a vacancy for a Latin/ Classics teacher for KS2-4 to join the new-growing classics department at Harris Chafford Hundred. For more information please click on either of the two links below. https://t.co/6jxUCmHItT https://t.co/fsBQkurOtj

02/05/18

Reminder https://t.co/l5i3dVraXH

02/05/18

Congratuations to Tommy Huggett, Year 11 who is now a member of the U16 GB Ice Hockey Squad. Tommy recently took part in an U16 Tournament in Swindon. Well done. We are very proud of his achievements and look forward to seeing him go from success to success in years to come https://t.co/UDPR4shsgG

30/04/18

Mr Stananought was delighted to welcome Y 10 students to hot chocolate Friday last week. Students were invited in recognition of their hard work and contribution to school. Well done Chloe Lewis Brooke Morson Elaine Lee Peter Wilson Bo Matthews Rebekah Gulliver Tyra Douglas

30/04/18

Best of luck to all our Year 11 students taking their German Speaking Exam this week. https://t.co/XAsZrojf4u

26/04/18

Parents' Evening for Years 8 & 9 on Thurs 10th May 4.30pm to 7.30. Details on website at https://t.co/fOyiPFcGgt…/announ…/39/announcement/…and are also via MCAS our parent portal. Letters and appointment sheets will be given to students during Learning Guide time on Monday. https://t.co/FLP1kDwbkQ

26/04/18

30 of our Year 8 students are taking part in a Faraday Challenge Day today. This is the first round of a national competition and if successful students will move onto the national finals. https://t.co/3WdMmvbWox https://t.co/wTbF3NJb0b

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.

Statement of British Values

Background and Rationale

Though it has acquired a greater urgency in recent months, the importance of schools espousing British values is not new:

  • The 2008 National Curriculum includes the following statement:

The school curriculum should contribute to the development of pupils’ sense of identity through knowledge and understanding of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural heritages of Britain’s diverse society and of the local, national, European, Commonwealth and global dimensions of their lives

  • The 2011 Teachers’ Standards state, as part of teachers’ personal and professional conduct:

Teachers uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school, by not undermining fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

  • These values support the national Prevent Strategy, put before Parliament in 2011 by the Home Secretary as a response to radicalisation of British citizens.

The Prevent Strategy recognises the importance of schools in counter-terrorism activities. Consequently, all schools need a clear statement of British values and how they are promoted through the school’s curriculum.

What is meant by “British Values”?

We believe that the following list exemplifies some of the values held dear by British citizens:

  • Democracy
  • Respect of the rule of law
  • Appreciation of the rights of other citizens
  • Individual liberty
  • The promotion of opportunities for all
  • Support for those who cannot, by themselves, sustain a dignified life-style
  • Religious tolerance and respect for cultural diversity
  • Treating others with fairness
  • Participation in community life
  • The contribution to, as well as the benefit from, cultural and economic resources

Although this list is not exhaustive, we believe it encapsulates the attitudes Harris Academy Rainham values and seeks to inculcate in its young people. We place emphasis on building positive relationships in school between students and between staff and students throughout all Key Stages. We strongly believe students should not merely be taught such values but that they are embedded into school life. We strive to support our students to develop into confident, happy, successful young adults who have an empathy and understanding of those less fortunate than themselves – thereby preparing them for life in modern Britain where they will feel confident to support each other and to and stand up to discrimination and challenge extremist attitudes. This awareness underpins the academic curriculum and is taught in every subject in a variety of traditional and innovative ways.

How does Harris Academy Rainham go about promoting these values?

At Harris Academy Rainham we believe that our statement of vision and values - found on the school’s website - makes explicit our fundamental belief in many of these values. This statement is the foundation of all our work with our students.

British values are embodied in the following more specific ways:

Students participate in an hour’s tutorial per week of Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education from Years 7-11.

The PSHE curriculum has a British Values module in each of the Key Stages which are revisited every year and contains the following directly relevant elements:

What does it mean to be British?

  • Crime and the law.
  • Local citizenship and the importance of voting in a democracy.
  • Human rights and responsibilities.
  • Extremism and terrorism.

 

Year Assemblies, held regularly and led by a senior member of staff, focus on many of these identified elements through their weekly themes.

Safeguarding procedures (including the monitoring of the internet, identifying any concerns or patterns of usage).

Staff are trained through CPD to be aware of/monitor changes in behaviour which may indicate a change in beliefs and this is reinforced through a strong pastoral system. They are the positive examples for modelling behaviour and setting standards for attitudes and behaviour in school. This promotes equality for all and inclusive teaching, whilst celebrating diversity.