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13/09/19

Great start to this academic year, with students understanding the importance of Literacy and Reading. Taking books out of the school library on the very first day! Well done to Betty, Courtney and Matthew. https://t.co/tINws7GayB

13/09/19

Well done to new Year7 student Phoebe, who took part in the Summer Reading Challenge set by the School Librarian on Induction day. Could students please notify the School Librarian, if they also took part this year. Thank you https://t.co/52GSmqZrtg

11/09/19

Harris Academy Rainham will be holding an Open Evening for the September 2020 intake on Tuesday 1st October from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.  Principal's presentations at 6pm, 6.45pm and 7.30pm.  All Welcome! https://t.co/TAm3PyFMY7

09/09/19

Just a reminder that it's school photograph day tomorrow 10th September for all students. There will also be a group photo taken of our Year 11 students. https://t.co/F5iMDtjKR8

05/09/19

We are looking forward to the return of all our students and meeting all our new Year 7 students. Arrangements are:- Friday 6th September 2019 Year 7 and Year 11 only. Arrive at 8.50am for a 9am start Monday 9th September 2019 All Year Groups in Learning Guides for 8.55am

22/08/19

CheungHao collecting his results. Well done and good luck in the future. https://t.co/gz9jqgsTsr

22/08/19

Kostadin happy with his results including more grade 9s in Maths and Science. https://t.co/OSVEzXzbuD

22/08/19

Anas celebrating with one of our staff this morning. some excellent results including a grade 6 in Art. A great achievement. https://t.co/xK666FFb5h

22/08/19

Naomi collecting her results. Some excellent results in particular Maths and Science. Well done, https://t.co/Ptcf2mpGzk

22/08/19

Zainab delighted with her results today, Grade 7 and 8s across the board. Well done. https://t.co/qzyY6VZn35

22/08/19

Amy and Raksha collecting results today. Great results with Grade 9 in English, Maths and Science. Well Done,. https://t.co/pQMdDFbypw

22/08/19

Emily, Roland and Megan this morning with their results. Fantastic achievements for all of you 21 Grade 4+ and special mention to Emily Grade 9 in Art. https://t.co/dMeIe8Y4zq

22/08/19

Our Head Girl, Esther and Sara Collecting their results. 15 Grade 9-7 between them. Good luck for the future. https://t.co/CSsHHlk4oK

22/08/19

Some of our Year 10 Maths Fast Track pupils, Andrei, Quang and Taylor collecting their maths GCSEs today. Keep up the good work. https://t.co/SwGMlpEOHt

22/08/19

Andrew with an excellent set of results. Well done Andrew. https://t.co/nB0DNVv83f

22/08/19

Nathan with his results today.He achieved 8 Grade 9/8. https://t.co/b176xHAYPY

22/08/19

Jay, Hannah, Sydney and Billy celebrating their results this morning. Well done to all of you. https://t.co/yM0vb8vD9h

22/08/19

Well done to Frankie on his excellent results. Good luck next year. https://t.co/O2iuIbukFm

22/08/19

Rory and James receiving their certificates. Well done to both. 15 Grade 9 GCSEs between them. https://t.co/w448CxC8IX

22/08/19

More happy students. Our congratulations to Baaba, Chelsea and Rebecca. All your hard work has paid off. https://t.co/GxxTnBkzz5

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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