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03/04/20

Please see our website for an important letter from the Principal Mr Stananought, plus details about virtual learning for Year 10 students following the Easter break https://t.co/v022PTbF5Y

03/04/20

Dear Parent/ Carers Please note Harris Academy Rainham opening times for Critical Keyworker Students during the Easter Break at: https://t.co/v5XY5vgbGJ

02/04/20

Dear Parents and Carers During this difficult time we understand some of you may have had a change in your financial situation. The following link can provide you with information on whether your child is now eligible for Free School Meals. https://t.co/RM6jQwY1Dp

02/04/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

THANK YOU to everyone for your ideas. We've decided to provide supermarket vouchers, giving parents a choice of where to shop and what to buy. The first £8,000 will be emailed tomorrow to 400 Harris families. 60 laptops + dongles will be given out next week, with more to follow. https://t.co/WDNzFKh23N

02/04/20

Retweetd From Harris Rainham PE

Daily challenge https://t.co/e2nGZ00lVi

02/04/20

On 21st Apr 9.30 the Geog dept has signed Y8 up to an online fieldwork experience (no going out necessary) with the FSC linked to their study of weather & climate. All your child needs is access to YouTube – link on SMHW nearer the time. Hope you will all join in 😊 Ms Blake

31/03/20

Be an excellent Geographer this week! https://t.co/hD2Nlp5GeB

24/03/20

Be an excellent geographer! https://t.co/tQMWEU64D5

24/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Please get in touch if you are able to help. We want to get this off the ground as soon as poss, to help families who are hungry or in need.

24/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

PLEASE RETWEET: with 36,000 families at our schools in London and Essex, we want to supply food parcels for those in need (on top of free school meals which we’re already doing). We’ll fully fund this but URGENTLY need a supermarket chain to help.

24/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Rainham PE

Day 4. Either use your name or follow the exercises for R. A. I. N. H. A. M. Good luck https://t.co/NFnq4CwBU6

23/03/20

Year 7-10 students should still continue with their Bedrock Vocobulary obligations. A minimum of 4 lessons to be completed by 30th March 2020. If you have forgotten your login details, please email n.burt.org.uk to request this. Thank you

18/03/20

Year 9 Parents/Carers - please see letter regarding partial closure of the Academy for Year 9 students https://t.co/codpq9UELN

16/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Rainham PE

All fixtures are postponed until further notice. However all pe clubs remain on!!

16/03/20

The parent drop in sessions scheduled for 17th and 24th March regarding changes to the Academy day have been postponed. We will reschedule as soon as possible.

13/03/20

Coronavirus Update 13th March 2020 https://t.co/gkdwhcbdgc

13/03/20

Bedrock Vocabulary reminder https://t.co/ih2Cv6sUkc

13/03/20

Reminder to all Year 7 and 8 students/parents/carers. Deadline date for passing a quiz on a reading book at your Lexile measure is FRIDAY 27th MARCH 2020. Thank you https://t.co/lSQf075wG9

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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