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13/11/19

Please come along and support our students at our annual Christmas Concert. A great start to the Christmas festivities. https://t.co/xtYphp4XgH

13/11/19

HAR students on route to Queens Theatre this morning for a presentation by American author Kwame Alexander https://t.co/OOt1UoxnGD

12/11/19

What a great idea! Well done from https://t.co/gPVeRwgiYx

11/11/19

Two minutes silence today at Harris Academy Rainham "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/eK9nvyf8cu

11/11/19

Our Head Boy Eliot and Head Girl Olivia proudly represented Harris Academy Rainham and laid a wreath on behalf of the Academy at the remembrance service at Rainham War Memorial yesterday. https://t.co/gzW5IZEtSB

08/11/19

Congratulations Harris Academy Ockendon https://t.co/ZHbNhiV4Nu

08/11/19

Katie and Jayden from Year 9 raising funds for our Poppy Appeal in the library during break and lunch today. Well done! https://t.co/nyMlZnUr5k

07/11/19

Tomorrow, out students will begin marking Remembrance Day by selling stickers and poppies in aid of the Royal British Legion during break and lunch in the library. Stickers will be 10p and poppies 50p. All donations big and small will be much appreciated. https://t.co/IKcHecw0nN

01/11/19

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Majestic views at Cape Sounion. Time now for the sunset 🌅 https://t.co/ubU5WYlICS

01/11/19

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01/11/19

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01/11/19

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Day 2- First stop, the colossal temple of Zeus!! https://t.co/lKeM9YzTPn

01/11/19

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One of the best landmarks of this trip. The ancients were truly very clever. https://t.co/tb52eXhlyh

01/11/19

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After stimulating reserach and marveling at human craftsmanship, we are now enjoying some leisure time at Athens’ shopping mall. https://t.co/pxnEUFV7h6

01/11/19

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First Modern Olympic Stadium, Ancient Agora, Roman Forum, Hadrian’s Livrary and now time for some climbing to Lykabytus Hill. https://t.co/znACVzK7NW

01/11/19

At HAR, we encourage our students to promote our ‘Belong, Believe, Become’ ethos and provide support for our local community by helping us to donate to the Rainham foodbank. We will be collecting any non-perishable items from Nov 4th-29th and would appreciate any contributions. https://t.co/tCBDItfjOT

01/11/19

Reminder - Students return to school on Monday 4th November for a prompt 9am start. Year 11 mock examinations begin with Geography Period 1 and Biology Period 3. Compulsory warm up for Geography begins at 8.10am.

31/10/19

REMINDER: Y10. Deadline for return of Own Placement Work Experience Forms is Mon 4th Nov to Mrs Richards in A29 or to a.richards.org.uk Hope you are all having a lovely break and look forward to seeing you back refreshed and ready for the new term on Monday. https://t.co/oNbmsY94ta

18/10/19

Wishing you a very safe & enjoyable half term break. Students return to school on Mon 4th November. Y11 have a full programme of intervention over half term and start their mock exams on the 4th Nov. Intervention & mock timetable available on our website and on social media. https://t.co/fmycyeL0lt

15/10/19

Reminder: Year 7 Parents' Evening. Thursday 17th October 2019 4.30pm to 7.30pm https://t.co/YvwNE89mBW

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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