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10/12/19

Reminder - non-uniform day Friday 13th December in aid of Save the Children. Students asked to wear Christmas jumper if they have one. https://t.co/gUlIOXw2Mv

06/12/19

Year 11 Parents' Evening - Thursday 19th December 2019 You are invited to attend the Year 11 Parents’ Consultation evening on Thursday 19th December between 4.30pm and 7.30pm. Letters with appointment sheets have been posted home. https://t.co/6EJ4Zi17QN

06/12/19

And a huge thank you on the Foodbank website - https://t.co/2vGwYAeHTG

06/12/19

...Please do pass on a magnum of thank-you's to your pupils for the thoughtful items given. There will be many pleased and happy families at our Carol Service on Monday. With kind regards, Yolene Ganga Operations Manager Rainham Foodbank

06/12/19

Dear Grace, May I express our utmost gratitude for such an amazing bounty of precious items donated to us by your school. It came in at a whopping 601.04kg. Almost all the items donated will be going into our Christmas hampers, so I cannot be any more excited and grateful...

06/12/19

Miss Hill received a lovely thank you from Rainham Foodbank for our recent donations and wanted to share this with all the wonderful students, parents and staff who made this possible. So many people in our local community will benefit from your generosity this Christmas... more

04/12/19

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Looking forward to meeting potential and trainee teachers on Wed 11th. If you are interested in training to teach,book tickets here. https://t.co/teHYtqgz36 https://t.co/pH6vUorSEW

04/12/19

Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day - Friday 13th December 2019 https://t.co/bmrlXOE6iX

03/12/19

Well done from . Lovely designs. https://t.co/NJS5vi6x1G

03/12/19

We are so proud of our school choir who performed in the foyer of Queens Hospital yesterday and raised £100 in just two 35 minute sets. We feel it is incredibly important to instil our Belong ethos in our students; both in belonging to our Academy and belonging to our community. https://t.co/dGymknYSWI

02/12/19

The Rainham food bank wish to send their heartfelt thanks to all the parents, students and staff who helped and contributed to our donation today. They will be weighing it all and letting us know the grand total soon. We are proud to be able to support our local community. https://t.co/UI8ziLgIEa

28/11/19

Updated Intervention Timetable for Year 11 students. https://t.co/UzXb488EPj

27/11/19

HAR presents its annual Christmas Showcase "Let it Snow" next Weds 4th Dec There is a mixed programme this year full of festive dance, music and drama including a sneak preview of the opening number to our school production "BUGSY MALONE" which is going to start the show.. more

26/11/19

... or hand over that expensive perfume (Dior is sooo last year). Or just add one festive item especially for us to your next Tesco shop. If you can eat it, drink it or smell it we want it! Donations to Mrs Richards in A29 https://t.co/xSfXBv7clO

26/11/19

So, dig out that bottle of Sambuca you brought back from your holidays, raid your cupboards to find the posh jar of chutney your auntie bought in the Cotswolds (admit it you prefer ketchup anyway), send in that luxury box of chocolates (it will only ruin your diet)... more

26/11/19

Dear Parents/Guardians/Friends We are requesting donations of Items that we can use to make up gift hampers which will be raffled on the evenings of our Christmas Concert (4th December) and 'Bugsy Malone' (11th December) ... more

26/11/19

Reminder from Palmer's College: Date of next open evening at our Palmer’s Campus - Thursday 28 November, 6-8.30pm. https://t.co/sviANvHKY2

26/11/19

Updated Y11 Intervention Timetable https://t.co/MAB1RuAw89

26/11/19

At HAR, we are encouraging our students to promote our ‘Belong, Believe, Become’ ethos and provide support for our local community by helping us to make a donation to the Rainham foodbank. Last date for contributions is 29th November. https://t.co/JYUwgUAB3M

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Posted on March 19th 2019

National Gold Award for Our SMSC Education

Harris Rainham74Harris Academy Rainham has been awarded the Gold level of the National SMSC Quality Mark, which recognises excellence in spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) education.

The assessor, Mai Kennedy, said that it was evident “that SMSC is embedded in the school ethos of Belong, Believe, Become” and that students and staff "fully embrace this vision.”

The school's “drive, commitment and dedication to provide students with the best possible school experience is truly inspiring and enables SMSC to have real purpose in preparing students to fulfil their potential,” she said.

Students took pride in talking about their school and showed "kindness, respect and consideration to each other," she added. "There was an overwhelming sense that students felt listened to and that they were treated as individuals and valued."

Principal Gareth Stananought said: “We are very proud of this award and look forward to continuing to develop our SMSC programme and raise awareness of the school’s wider role within the community.


SMSC GoldKey SMSC strengths

The assessors cited the following as key examples of our strength in SMSC education.

  • The school values are a thread that permeates the day-to-day business of the school and provides a nurturing and safe environment. The students refer to the values naturally and it provides them with a real sense of belonging and community.
  • SMSC is clearly mapped across the curriculum and is integrated in a way that provides meaningful experiences for students. The discrete PSHE curriculum and additional 'focus days' are cohesive and help to embed SMSC.
  • Respect for the individual and the child-centred approach is a core aspect of the school. This is evident in the way relationships are nurtured between staff and students, the counselling and pastoral provision and the strong multi-agency approach. For example, there are student lockers in staff offices as a way of checking in with students and fostering relationships.
  • Residentials, day trips, outside visitors and engagement with the local community provide a wealth of opportunity for learning beyond the classroom. The care home reading scheme, for example, is an example of how the school is helping students to develop empathy and patience.

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