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17/01/22

The Year 7 Parent Information Evening planned for tomorrow evening will not now be held on site. We have instead produced a video for parents which can be found on our website at https://t.co/3C7ySJvxvV

14/01/22

Please see below for details of the Lambs Lane closure from 21st January to 28th January 2022 https://t.co/aKtFxT5r22

14/01/22

Mrs Stanley, Mrs Gander and Miss Vella were blown away by the outstanding performance from the Thunder drama group last term! We were so proud to see so many of our fantastic students performing and committing their own time to the Arts! We thought you were all brilliant!

13/01/22

We are delighted to be offering a series of Challenge Seminars for Y10/11. These seminars will explore high-level subject content, skills and exam techniques for students who aspire to attain highly at GCSE. Please see the schedule below. https://t.co/1cOSKNwNbn

13/01/22

Reminder: The Year 7&8 parents’ evenings will take place between 4pm and 7pm on Thursday 27th January 2022. Book your appointments now via https://t.co/im8DdFpuXU Full details can be found under letters home on our website at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

12/01/22

Calling all Harris Academy Rainham and The Chafford School alumni! We’re working with to bring our students together. Learn more: https://t.co/DHBsbq1Y0Q

11/01/22

A huge congratulations to the students involved in The Scholars Programme, who successfully completed a university-level programme of study. Following their essay submission, their lecturer commented on the outstanding level of academic writing that the students demonstrated. https://t.co/MhC40nFPuM

10/01/22

The Year 7&8 parents’ evenings will take place between 4pm and 7pm on Thursday 27th January 2022. See our website at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK for full details.

17/12/21

Wishing all our parents, carers, students and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Please enjoy our Christmas Performance here: https://t.co/csFvDwdGTk...

14/12/21

Reminder: year 11 virtual parents’ evenings will take place 4pm and 7pm on Weds 15th and Thurs 16th December. To book your appointments, please visit https://t.co/im8DdFpuXU For full details visit the letters home area of our website at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

10/12/21

It is important to us that as a school we continue to receive feedback on your experiences and views. We value each piece of feedback we receive so if you have the time could you please follow the link for our online Autumn2 questionnaire. https://t.co/gQQMRBQ3I4 https://t.co/EZALyNvyTH

06/12/21

Please see our website for our Autumn 2 KS3 Parent Voice Letter and our 2021/22 KS3 Events Calendar https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

29/11/21

🎭The Year 11 GCSE Drama students were in full swing rehearsals last week preparing for their Component 1 Devising exam! 🎭 Mrs Stanley could not be more proud at how hard all her students are working and their passion and enthusiasm which they bring to each lesson. https://t.co/29DHajSEBm

25/11/21

Please see our website for a letter we have been asked to distribute to all parents/carers from Public Health Havering https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

19/11/21

Dear parents/carers, we are asking that all student bring a face covering to school from Monday 22nd November to wear in communal indoor areas while at school. Many thanks for your support.

18/11/21

Please see our website for a letter emailed home to all parents today https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

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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