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20/04/18

.... Year 8 will play first at 3pm with the Year 11’s finishing the afternoon which will end at 5pm. Please come and support our girls, no tickets needed!! For more info please contact Miss Goodchild c.goodchild.org.uk https://t.co/CFNlPjSasA

20/04/18

The Year 8,10 and 11 Netball teams have all reached the Finals of the Harris Academy Championships. The finals will take place this Tuesday 24th April at The Copperbox, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 3HB... more

18/04/18

A reminder of the Y11 intervention sessions running this term before and after school. Only 25 days to go to the start of GCSEs so please encourage your son/daughter to attend to help them achieve their very best. https://t.co/Us08v0iZu6

18/04/18

We don't like to boast here at Harris Rainham (we know we're the best) so just giving a quiet shout out to Emmanuella, Amiera, Dara, Cassie, Jolie, Pippa, Kitty, Esther & Chloe (& Miss Goodchild) Y7 HARRIS FEDERATION NETBALL CHAMPIONS Won their final yesterday 12-6. So proud! https://t.co/gUihGiLEG3

18/04/18

... and full guidance is available on the website at https://t.co/fSAOQUJxJn. If you have any issues please contact the school on 01708 552811

18/04/18

Please remember that half termly student reports are no longer posted home. They can be accessed via 'My Child at School', our online parent portal. You have been sent a login ID and password to allow you to access MCAS ... more

17/04/18

Good luck to our Year 7 Netball Team who are playing in the Harris Tournament Finals here today at 2pm. Emmanuella, Amiera, Dara, Cassie, Jokie, Pippa, Kitty, Esther and Chloe. Show them the Rainham Way girls! https://t.co/vEheMdmR9t

29/03/18

Year 11 Easter Intervention Timetable https://t.co/Y93eWTptnn

29/03/18

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR ALL PAST STUDENTS!https://t.co/PJKhmWHzix

29/03/18

Wishing all our students, parents, friends and staff a very Happy Easter and a peaceful, safe and enjoyable break. Remember students return to school on Tuesday 17th April. https://t.co/2xLAiqLhWu

29/03/18

Lovely Rewards Assemblies this week - see https://t.co/hAjZiWn4lg

29/03/18

Chloe Y8 was 1st overall after the first round and went forward to the semi final (last 53)with Anton Y8 and and Quang Y9. Anton made it through to the last 20 HAR as a school were placed 4th out of the 11 schools. A brilliant achievement. We are incredibly proud of you. https://t.co/rGSlADrnsw

29/03/18

Well done to our Year 8 and Year 9 students who took part in the Latin Spelling BEE at Harris Chafford Hundred yesterday. 125 students took part from 11 schools with 12 participating from Harris Rainham... more

29/03/18

An Outstanding use of props & Costumes for year 7 Pantomime Assessments in drama today' Mrs Rowell. https://t.co/IHcRvCGyVj

29/03/18

Year 11 Easter Intervention Timetable https://t.co/p4IynYRyWQ

29/03/18

The Music event yesterday was enjoyed by all. Well done to everyone involved. https://t.co/KWEF5eFf7y

27/03/18

Tickets are still available to purchase for the Music event on Wednesday 28th March via Parentpay. Priced at £2.50 and available to parents of students who are in the production https://t.co/Q9W5eP4hg8

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.

Attendance & Punctuality

To report an absence please send an e-mail to

Attendance@harrisrainham.org.uk

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If you are a parent of (or are responsible for) a child between 5 and 16 who is registered at school, this explains how you can best meet your responsibilities for making sure s/he attends school regularly.

 


 

Why must my child go to school regularly?

Having a good education will help you to 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 behavior.

 


 

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 behavior.

 


 

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 (LA)

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

 


 

What is an Education Welfare Officer (EWO)?

An Education Welfare Officer 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