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18/10/18

Reminder: Parents Evening for Years 7 and 11 will be help tomorrow, Thursday 18th October from 4.30pm to 7.30pm https://t.co/7FPNqXfzJg

18/10/18

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16/10/18

Hussain has received an Honorary Fellowship from the prestigious Kings College London for his work in mental health and public sciences. https://t.co/CcF5KxSMPy

16/10/18

Hussain has worked with Harris Academy Rainham staff and students before launching the UK's largest mental health festival in setting a Guinness World Record for the 'World's Largest Mental Health Lesson... more

16/10/18

Mental Health Week - Husain Manawer visited Harris Academy Rainham together with Easterners Star Bradley Green to deliver an inspiring assemblies to raise awareness of Mental Health and how to receive help...more

16/10/18

Esther, our Acaemy Head Girl ran session on Mental Health awareness in the library. She has recently written a book with a friend on this topic and explained to staff and students why she felt it was so important to raise awareness for Mental Health. https://t.co/ZlvujOR1yf

16/10/18

Mental Health Week kicked off with NHS Nurse Julie Borg running a stall in the canteen to highlight importance of eating healthy. What you eat can have a huge impact on your mental well being. https://t.co/SuRR5da9YT

11/10/18

We will be holding a parents' consultation evening for Year 7 and 11 on Thursday 18th October from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. You child has already been given an appointment sheet so please encourage them to make appointments as soon as possible with their teachers. https://t.co/jvzUCvSVLc

08/10/18

Year 11 students will sit their Mock GCSE Examinations from 5th to 16th November 2018 https://t.co/hZpFzKNtn4

04/10/18

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We're getting ready for 2019/2020 applications when opens! Come and meet our friendly team at the Train to Teach event, London on Saturday 13th October & have all of your questions answered! https://t.co/ctu3GNglsP

04/10/18

Retweetd From Chartered College

Have you seen the brilliant new Get Into Teaching video? No matter where your pupils are on their school journey, we're working to support the whole profession to deliver the best possible teaching. https://t.co/jbqW2vKRc6

04/10/18

Retweetd From Teaching

With the application portal opening soon, this online event is perfectly timed! Join us next Weds 10th Oct when our expert panel will provide advice on the UCAS application process... https://t.co/pXAfOb6ofC

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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 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

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