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


Bus route 372 on diversion all this week. See


Half Term Revision Timetable. Please use updated link below


Our Year 11 Half Term Revision Timetable has been published. Please see our website at


Congratulations to the students elected to our student council


Year 7s have a wonderful trip to Hampton Court


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Lead Practitioner/ Teacher of Maths required .Apply now


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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.


Congratulations to the students who received most reward points last week


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


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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.




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


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


Best of luck to all our Year 11 students taking their German Speaking Exam this week.


Parents' Evening for Years 8 & 9 on Thurs 10th May 4.30pm to 7.30. Details on website at…/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.


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.

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SEN Local Offer

The Harris Academy Rainham Local Offer


Provision or Resource                                                                              

Staffing and Organisation

How is this funded?

Accessed by?

Provision made before £6k higher needs threshold.

(SEN Support).

There are 6 full time equivalent Teaching Assistants who work across the curriculum and age range. A Literacy Withdrawal Group with 2 teaching assistants is provided for those students who require literacy intervention. Other interventions include catch up maths and a vocabulary enrichment programme

School’s SEN budget.

Available to students based on primary liaison, year 7 screening tests, continuous assessment and recording system.

Resources available for children with disabilities for example personal care.

The Harris Academy Rainham is mainly on one level with accessible ramps at all entrances. Some TAs are trained to provide personal care should this be required. Disabled toilet facilities.

This is funded through the schools own budget.

This level of support will normally be for those students with more complex needs through a statement/ EHC plan.

After school activities or school trips available for children with SEND.

Children with SEND have access to all extra-curricular clubs. Support can be made available if required. Special provision can be made available for students with SEND to attend trips.

Extra-curricular activities are free. Any visits will incur the same cost irrespective of any SEND.

All students have the same access to all extra-curricular activities and visits.

Additional interventions for behaviour support.

Students who require behaviour support are given targeted support within lessons. A small number of students may be referred to external agencies such as behaviour support or the Child and Adolescent Mental Health service (CAMHS).

Student’s with emotional or behavioural needs can be referred to the school counsellor or life coach who are both paid for from the school’s budget.

Referrals are made as part of our Pastoral Support Plans.

Specialist services for example access to speech and language therapy use of assisted technology?

Access to speech and language therapy is provided through the primary health care trust. Specially trained TAs provide support to students who have an individualised programme. Students have access to assisted technology e.g. Clicker 6. Training is provided from the learning support service.

This level of specialist support is usually funded as part of the statement. However, the TA support offered to students with individualised programmes is funded through the school’s SEN budget.

This level of support is usually accessed through the statement/ ECH plan.

Additional groups for children with social and/or communication difficulties for example nurture group.

Social skills groups run by specially trained teaching assistants.

This is funded through the school’s SEN budget.

This level of support is usually accessed through an EHC Plan.

Individual tuition available for example reading.

Individual tuition is available for all subjects as required. This can be provided as an intervention during the day or as additional teaching before or after school. E.g. Paired reading, Read Write Fresh Start Phonics Intervention.

This is paid for using either SEN higher level funding or pupil premium money.

This level of support is accessed by looking at those students who are not making the required 3 levels of progress in particular curriculum areas.

Provision described on statements of special educational needs/ EHC plans.

Each year group in the current cohort have between 2 and 6 students who have a statement or Educational Health and care Plan. Provision is provided on an individual basis by the Special Needs department.

Funding for students with statements is provided from the borough. The Harris Academy Rainham provides the first 12 hours of support with top up funding coming from the borough in which the student is resident.





If students do not make progress despite quality first teaching and a differentiated curriculum, then the school may ask the Educational Psychologist to come into school to carry out further assessments. Parental consent must be agreed before involving outside agencies.

Support for children with social care needs.

Looked after children are given extra support depending on their needs. This may include additional one to one curriculum support, access to activities and extra-curricular visits as well as access to ICT facilities. There is a strong pastoral system which can access other professional bodies. There is a teacher responsible for child protection.

This support is funded using the pupil premium money.

Staff from the Harris Academy Rainham attend all Looked after children and Personal Education Plan (PEP) reviews and keep in regular contact with carers and social workers in between these meetings.