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05/03/21

The latest edition of our HAR from Home Newsletter has been published on our website today. We hope you enjoy it. https://t.co/0je6shNLXn

05/03/21

Harris Academy Rainham has been accredited for transforming practice in Principled Curriculum Design within SSAT’s Framework for Exceptional Education. https://t.co/nHGdmhdmFF

04/03/21

Our fabulous Share a Story competition videos are now on the school website. https://t.co/BiuFyVB8Zk

03/03/21

.... This is to ensure we can maintain social distancing and year group bubbles for the safety of all children. There is a summary of the dates and timings for year groups attached - however you must refer to your letter when received for the exact time of arrival. https://t.co/cQUJSkNa3j

03/03/21

Parents/Carers will receive a letter in the post this week with full details on arrangements for returning to school and with the exact date and time for each individual child. Please note that children must only come to school at their allocated date and time... more

03/03/21

National Careers Week Day 3 https://t.co/JlfHc4LmP7

02/03/21

... and encouraging teens to start loving life, to become their very best self, with tips on how to stay cool under pressure and be determined and most importantly ‘happy’. Individuals will need to register in advance for this session via libraryevents.gov.uk

02/03/21

Thursday 4th March 7-8pm – Andy Cope, ‘Dr of Happiness’ and author of the ‘Spy Dog’ series will be doing a live Zoom event of wellbeing aimed at anyone 11 + .Amongst other things he will be discussing his book ‘The Art of Being a Brilliant Teenager’ ... more

02/03/21

World Book Day 4th March 2021 Please see our website for lots of information and activities in celebration of this year's World Book Day https://t.co/aWGUqEDVcO... https://t.co/63YzXqkkwi

02/03/21

The second edition of our Health & Wellbeing Newsletter dealing with bereavement has been published on our website https://t.co/bx99l1A9Af

02/03/21

Message from Havering Education Services As part of the Council’s campaign we have teamed up with Lifeline projects to put on an online live concert aimed at young people. Attendees can sign up and find more details here: https://t.co/wnhTyoswac

01/03/21

National Careers Week https://t.co/CIn8yvGwhj

01/03/21

Information for parents on the arrangements for returning to school from 8th March 2021 https://t.co/Pp8d6nlL9n

25/02/21

See our website for the lastest update on reopening in March. https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

25/02/21

Beautiful work from Elis Latifi in year 8. Well done Elis. What an incredible drawing. https://t.co/rPGZIY0tWc

25/02/21

For all you budding Paul Hollywoods and Mary Berrys! https://t.co/yek3iS4ZQQ

12/02/21

The latest edition of our HAR from Home Newsletter (Edition 3) has been published today. See https://t.co/TWXSKs8WuY... Wishing everyone a happy and safe half term.

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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