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12/12/18

Non uniform ' Christmas Jumper' Day on Friday 14th December. £1 donation please which will go to Crisis at Christmas https://t.co/poINWmViYD

11/12/18

This year for Christmas we will be supporting Crisis Charity and there will be a non-uniform day next Friday. This is also supporting the National Christmas Jumper day. There will be a prize for the best Christmas Jumper! https://t.co/yoOnRwhnNr

11/12/18

Reminder - art collection tonight 11th Dec. Old GCSE work from last year 3.30-6pm

07/12/18

German Xmas Markets trip will be departing school promptly at 6am on Sunmorning (9th Dec). remember to bring any medication labelled with student’s name and dosage, as well as pocket money in labelled, separate envelopes for each day. Many thanks, Miss A. Forster https://t.co/odT8tJCjI8

30/11/18

Rainham Village Christmas Fayre will be held tomorrow December 1st from 10am to 4pm https://t.co/dWwESUoLwX https://t.co/t5MNeFjrX6

28/11/18

Interested in teaching in London, Havering or Thurrock - come to our Information Event on Tuesday 15th January 2019 at Harris Academy Rainham 16.30pm to 18.30pm https://t.co/Ewlzlhfckm

23/11/18

First meeting of The 'Rainham Experience' today. This is a new and exciting programme offered to our most able students in year 7 & 8 in order to offer a wide range of cultural and academic experiences outside of the classroom. https://t.co/iDMVTkvDCz

21/11/18

Come and join us for some festive fun https://t.co/vnQ2X51k91

19/11/18

Brigade our uniform supplier is offering 20% discount during their Black Friday event. Please visit https://t.co/jmZu1sdZQu and place your order using the promotional code: BCBLACK18. You can also register with Brigade via https://t.co/Fo6yDu0sZX to ensure you don’t miss out

19/11/18

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Rainham Foodbank Urgently Needs Our Support - Please Help Until December 14th, we are encouraging students to promote our ‘Belong, Believe, Become’ ethos by making donations to the Rainham Foodbank https://t.co/5rcdYXwEOb

19/11/18

We are delighted to announche the Launch event of ‘People Like Us’ at Harris Academy Rainham on 21st November 2018. https://t.co/DsdRJE6omF

12/11/18

Our headboy and headgirl, Rory Armstrong-Smith and Esther Showemimo, represented Harris Academy Rainham yesterday at the very moving remembrance service where they placed a wreath at the war memorial. https://t.co/pRxeoL8rR0

12/11/18

Rainham Foodbank Urgently Needs Our Support - Please Help Until December 14th, we are encouraging students to promote our ‘Belong, Believe, Become’ ethos by making donations to the Rainham Foodbank https://t.co/5rcdYXwEOb

09/11/18

At 11am the school held a two-minute silence to remember all those who have died in conflict ."They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old, Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them" https://t.co/H6qka2enIC

18/10/18

Reminder: Parents Evening for Years 7 and 11 will be help tomorrow, Thursday 18th October from 4.30pm to 7.30pm https://t.co/7FPNqXfzJg

18/10/18

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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