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15/02/19

Message from Havering Council https://t.co/rkHFXoN4Xy

15/02/19

We certainly felt the love yesterday at the Harris Academy Rainham! Roses were SOLD OUT! before the end of lunch, with roses making their way to the lucky secret admirers https://t.co/2PKxSQlHYB

14/02/19

Year 11 Half Term Intervention Timetable now available on our website at https://t.co/0C1H1B1qQQ

08/02/19

Year 8 Options Booklet has been published on our website. See https://t.co/Ti9QQCN6f5

07/02/19

, An Options Evening for Year 8 students is taking place on Tuesday 12th February between 4pm and 7pm in the main school hall. Can you please contact school reception on 01708 552811 or e-mail a.richards.org.uk to arrange a suitable time for your https://t.co/9ca6PnU6yp

05/02/19

Another fantastic result by Ata, who achieved 10/10 on his Scholastic Reading quiz for the book ‘Stay out of the Basement’ today. Keep up the good work. Parents of Year7 and 8 students, please continue to encourage your child to read and quiz their Scholastic books. https://t.co/nlFNQOY1vg

01/02/19

Duke of Edinburgh Award students took time out this morning to read with some Year8 students. Making new friends and sharing stories is a great way to start the day!’ https://t.co/EkifLi2FMh

30/01/19

A small group of 10 students worked with the artist Grace Du Prez to explore the technique of 3D drawing. Students used special heated pens to draw using melted plastic – creating a variety of 3D shapes that can be used in their coursework portfolios https://t.co/eK3h1LRNVC

30/01/19

An Options Evening for Year 8 students is taking place on Tuesday 12th February between 4pm and 7pm in the main school hall. Can you please contact school reception on 01708 552811 or e-mail a.richards.org.uk to arrange a suitable time for your meeting. https://t.co/JQoHe8vbVh

28/01/19

Massive well done to Freddie for obtaining 10/10 on his Scholastic Reading quiz for the book ‘The Number 7 shirt’ today. Keep up the good work. Parents of Year7 and 8 students, please continue to encourage your child to be read and quiz their Scholastic books. Thank you https://t.co/o9KdeRRkpD

21/01/19

Year 11 Mock Examinations will take place from Monday 25th February until Friday 15th March. See full timetable details below. https://t.co/8VVvPl89cE https://t.co/04RWuTaH5G

15/01/19

Reminder. Year 11 meetings tonight to discuss mock exam results. Letters were sent home with appointments times. Please contact the school if you are not aware of your scheduled time.

15/01/19

GCSE artwork. Any remaining artwork can be collected today, Tuesday 15th January, between 3.30 and 5.15pm

11/01/19

REMINDER Year 8 & 10 Parents’ Consultation Evening Thursday 17th January 2019 4.30PM TO 7.30PM

07/01/19

Y11. Your son or daughter’s mock grades and most likely grades have been uploaded onto our parent portal ‘My Child At School (MCAS)’ today, Monday 7th January 2019. Please contact the school if you do not know your login details for MCAS.

18/12/18

So proud of our school who made a massive donation to Rainham Foodback today. Yolene Ganga (Foodbank volunteer); Grace Hill (English teacher); Leah-May Gradley (Year 9 student, student counsellor); Vincent Stevens (Site manager); Jack Taylor (year 7) and Indiana Herrett (year 7) https://t.co/IJE9tGKpwa

18/12/18

Yesterday’s dress rehearsal with our fabulous Grease cast...we look forward the final performance tonight at 7pm. https://t.co/bCvn4xOPOP https://t.co/zb5HeLDplL

17/12/18

Reminder: Christmas Lunch Tuesday 18th December see below for more details. https://t.co/V6p0iPXiDV https://t.co/XXImiNC0r5

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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