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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.

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.

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Learning Guidance

A Learning Guide’s role is central in both caring for students and monitoring their progress both academically and socially, encouraging involvement, commitment, and high standards of work.

The Learning Guide will:

  • Meet with your child every day between 8.30am and 8.55am.
  • Encourage high standards of work, behaviour and dress in students
  • Look to reward achievements positively and implement, where necessary, appropriate sanctions with liaising with the pastoral department
  • Be aware of friendship patterns, family structures, leisure interests, contents of student records, social development, problems at home/school and relationships with other students and staff
  • Monitor and review their students’ current progress across the curriculum using all the data provided by teaching staff at the academy
  • Follow through concerns and issues about learning and effort when necessary with subject areas and parents, in consultation with our teaching staff
  • Be aware of social and personal factors relevant to the student within and outside of school
  • Keep parents fully involved regarding students’ progress, including curriculum related or behavioural concerns
  • Act as a primary ‘point of contact’ for parents and guardians when getting in to contact with the academy.


KS3 Learning Guide Long Term Plan


In KS4 our Learning Guide curriculum is used to teach the PSHE national curriculum and to embed our six personal development attributes, helping students to become kind, resilient, confident, curious, ambitious and informed.   

Students study four key units of work over the year.  Unit 1 is titled ‘Beating the National Competition’ and is an introduction to KS4 and GCSEs, helping students to develop effective learning habits and behaviours that will lead to academic success.  Unit 2 is ‘the world of work’. This unit aims to get students to start to think about potential post 16, post 18 and career pathways. As part of this unit of work, students take part in a CV writing workshop, complete interview practice and all have a formal mock interview with feedback given.   Unit 3 is ‘Responsive active citizens’ and this covers citizenship, politics, misinformation, and radicalisation.  As part of this unit of work, students can complete an ‘Active citizenship project’.  Finally, Unit 4 is ‘Healthy citizens’ and this covers PSHE content such as drug and alcohol abuse, body image, healthy lifestyles and sex and relationship education. 

In addition to these four main units of work,  we have weeks dedicated to specific calendared events throughout the year such as Remembrance, Holocaust Memorial Day, Black History Month, Pride Month and Anti racism week as we believe these are vital to help our students become kind and informed. 

We organise a range of extra curricular experiences to KS4 students to supplement what students learn in Learning Guide.  This includes a ‘Careers Evening’, a ‘ready to work drop down day’ and a trip to Anglia Ruskin University. 

KS4 Learning Guide Long Term Plan