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More pics of our students doing v02 max tests, Wingate power and Jump test


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Year 10 Btec students at giving our students a taster of uni life and sport science testing


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A conference tackling social mobility and children's wellbeing is to take place in Rainham.


REMINDER: Parents' Evening for Years 9 and 10 Thursday 23rd January 4.30pm to 7.30pm


There will be a talk after school tomorrow in the hall from the Asst. Principal of Harris Academy Riverside for any Y11 students interested in applying to their sixth form.




We were delighted to host Dr Michael Kolling at the Academy on Wednesday for a talk to Year 9,10 and 11 Computer Science students.


Year 11 students will begin mock examinations on Monday 27th January 2020. Please see website below for letter and timetable.


... He witnessed unspeakable horrors and has since made it his mission to teach young people of his lasting, haunting memories in the hope that history will never repeat itself.


We were greatly honoured today to welcome Mr Leslie Kleinman BEM to Harris Academy Rainham to speak to our Year 9 students. Holocaust survivor Mr Kleinman arrived at the gates of Auschwitz on his 15th birthday and never saw any of his family members again.... more




Parents' Evening for Years 9 and 10 Thursday 23rd January 4.30pm to 7.30pm Students will be given letter and appointment sheets tomorrow.


Dear Parents/Carers It has been brought to our intention that there is a message circulating on social media that Harris Academy Rainham is closed today. Please ignore this message should you receive it. The academy is open as normal for all students.

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Posted on November 4th 2019

Mental Health Week - A Round-Up of What Happened

A round-up of what happended during our Mental Health Week last half term.

Ben Brown (1)During the week, students had a chance to hear a performance and talk by singer-songwriter Ben Brown (pictured). Ben’s first three singles hit the top five in the iTunes singer-songwriter charts, and he is due to support George Ezra on some tour dates later.

Ben has had his own struggles with mental health over the last few years which is evident in the lyrics of his new music, so he feels he is in the perfect position to promote this positive message to youngsters all around the UK.

You can see from these Tweets that he made quite an impact.


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Students also had the opportunity to hear from Havering NHS team during their break and lunch times. Students visited their stand and learnt about the impact of diet on mental health

During the week we also ran a coffee morning to support parents and carers. They had the opportunity to meet and discuss mental health issues with the academy counsellor and also with our life coach. These sessions will be offered again during the evening, for parents and carers unable to attend during the daytime.

Switch LivesHarris Academy has also been selected for the SW!TCH Lives programme, run by mental health charity LifeLine. SW!TCH Lives workshops are designed to improve the mental health of young people in schools. We will be working with the programme to deliver one-to-one weekly mentoring sessions. Support will be provided for an average of two terms, delivered by a professional mentor, mostly within a school setting. This programme includes a 6-8 week mentoring course of workshops and peer mentoring sessions, delivered by Community Links. Young people can also join a range of activities, mostly in the school holidays, to provide alternative ways of engaging young people and improving their mental health.

To support our students even more, staff at Harris Academy Rainham are continuing their professional development on the issue of mental health. Staff have enrolled themselves on a Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health. This course will provide them with a good insight into understanding the mental health challenges our students face, and equip them with the skills they need to identify and support students' mental health needs.

Family LinksOur Vice Principal Mrs Divakaran and Head of Pastoral Mrs French will also be working with Family Links to be trained by a clinical Psychologist Dr John Coleman to develop strategies to support teenagers and their families. Family workshops will be offered to parents and carers to help them develop an understanding of teenagers’ feelings and behaviour and to deliver key strategies for maintaining and improving relationships. This will include discussion on teenage brain development and the adolescent development process and ideas for parents and carers to help them motivate and support young people in an emotionally healthy context.