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10/07/20

Please see our website for a letter from Mr Stananought regarding arrangements for opening the academy in September. https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

06/07/20

Stem Opportunities - Big Bang Digital Day See our website for information https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

01/07/20

Year 11 Art Exhibition https://t.co/z55oPjmHUV

01/07/20

Our sincere thanks to Tesco Rainham for their lovely gift of goodies which certainly brightened our day. A kind and thoughtful gift from one set of key workers to another within our Rainham community. https://t.co/JsROsHkX3U

01/07/20

Please see our website for a letter regarding GCSE Results Day https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

30/06/20

YEAR 11 GCSE RESULTS 2020 Dear Student PLEASE GO TO THE HARRIS ACADEMY RAINHAM WEBSITE AND COMPLETE THIS FORM BY FRIDAY 10TH JULY https://t.co/FAPGKF2f02

30/06/20

New Intake 2020 Dear Parent/Carer - if your child is joining Harris Academy Rainham in September 2020 you must complete the Data Collection Form on our website as soon as possible as we cannot register your child without this information. https://t.co/hrPc7CnvE8

26/06/20

Happy Friday all. The latest edition of our HAR from Home newsletter has been published today and can be found at https://t.co/c6xjnP1bnM

25/06/20

Year 10. Complete this survey from University of Essex for a chance to win an iPad Your Life Your Future - The value of Higher Education survey https://t.co/pirXR6mNmo Regards Miss Grant (Career Lead )

25/06/20

We are looking for your new Head Boy, Head Girl and Student Leadership Team. Current Year 10 students only are eligible to apply. Get your application in by 30th June. https://t.co/9SgvkHrhOv

22/06/20

Dear Parents/Guardians - please see our website for updated information on our uniform requirements and purchasing options. Please note that the pop up shop on 12th August is for new intake students only. https://t.co/RSoRA9CzUL https://t.co/RSoRA9CzUL

22/06/20

Covid 19 - Bereavement Support for Adults and Children https://t.co/tfpNAaKL5N

22/06/20

Inspirational Virtual Talks help students fire their ambition https://t.co/FoETFYLRLP

12/06/20

Happy Friday everybody. We have published the latest version of our HAR from Home Newsletter today. For all the latest updates go to https://t.co/iztF5TLsLD

10/06/20

This presentation is to inform you of the arrangements we have put in place to maintain a safe environment for both staff and students. https://t.co/iWKFzob0y3

09/06/20

Reminder for our new intake parents/guardians. If you child is due to join the Harris Academy Rainham in September you must complete out data collection form as soon as possible at https://t.co/7ZlOXNDJU7

08/06/20

Please see today's letter home from the Principal on our website at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

08/06/20

Dear Parent/Guardian We have recently changed our uniform supplier. Our new supplier is Khalsa Schoolwear and you can order Harris Academy Rainham Uniform via the following link https://t.co/n77MIISYyO

26/05/20

Phased re-opening for Year 10 students - announcement See our website at https://t.co/RaBCfvZgtl

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Attendance & Punctuality

Students at Harris Academy Rainham have an excellent attendance record. Attendance is checked every morning and afternoon for every student. 

In order to support the academy we request that parents or carers contact us before 9am to report an absence by telephoning 01708 552811 or by emailing Attendance@harrisrainham.org.uk


Why is regular attendance essential?

Having a good education will help give your child the best possible start in life. If your child does not attend school regularly, s/he will not be able to keep up with the work.

Employers will want to be sure that the people they are thinking of taking on are reliable. Children who have attended their school regularly, have a better chance of getting and keeping a good job. Young people who are off school for no good reason are at risk of becoming victims of crime or abuse. They may also be drawn into anti-social or criminal behaviour.


What does the law say?

By law all children between the ages of 5 and 16 must receive full time education, from the beginning of the term following their 5th birthday to the last Friday in June of the academic year in which s/he reaches their 16th birthday. During that time, the school must give permission for your child to be absent.


What can I do to help my child and the school?

  • Make sure your child goes to school daily, arrives on time and attends all lessons.
  • If your child is ill, contact the school on the first day of illness. This should be followed up on their return with a letter stating the reason for absence and dates affected.
  • If you want permission for your child to miss school for any reason then you should ask for permission well in advance and give full details.
  • Take an interest in your child’s school work.
  • If your child starts missing school, work with the school to put things right.  Make sure s/he understands that you do not approve of him/her missing school.
  • Try to book non-urgent doctor/dental appointments out of school time.
  • Take holidays out of school time.
  • Support the school in its efforts to control bad behaviour.

Family holidays during term time

You are strongly urged to avoid booking a family holiday during term time. Parents do not have a right or entitlement to take their child out of school for such a holiday.

Holidays during term time are only authorised in exceptional circumstances and any application must be made in advance and supported by evidence.  If the absence is not authorised it can be referred to the Education Welfare Service who may issue a Penalty Notice (currently £60 per parent per child—raised to £120 if not paid within 21 days).


Local Education Authority

The local authority is responsible, by law, for making sure the registered students of compulsory school age attend their school regularly.


What is an Education Welfare Officer?

An Education Welfare Officer (EWO) works with schools to monitor attendance and to help parents meet their responsibilities. One EWO works closely with Harris Academy Rainham. If your child is not attending school regularly or is frequently late the EWO may meet with you or visit you to discuss ways to help.


Absence from school

All absence from school has a potential detrimental effect on your child’s academic progress because of missed teaching and learning and sometimes on his/her social relationships. This is particularly noticeable when holidays are taken at the beginning of a new year or term. The introduction to new work is missed putting the absent child at a clear disadvantage. In addition, whilst the rest of the class or group are settling in and forming new relationships, an absent child usually takes longer to catch up and settle as part of the class team when s/he does return to school. These problems are further increased if your child already experiences learning or social difficulties.


What if I’m concerned about my child’s attendance?

If you are concerned or anxious about where you child is you can contact the school to check if they have arrived. If you continue to have concerns then please contact Mrs Ramadan, Attendance Officer on ext. 102