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Ofsted Letter and Report


Year 11 Study Leave Information


HAR SEND Team win prestigious award


HAR student choir delight patients, staff and visitors at Queens Hospital during volunteer week


During the sessions, trained coaches help students discover a career that inspires them and build a plan to get there. Students will meet professionals in their chosen careers, through video calls, assemblies from business leaders, and a summer networking event in London.


Twenty Y 10 students are on the Future Frontiers Careers Coaching Programme. Every Tuesday in June our students are travelling to FCB Inferno in Covent Garden, London to meet their professional coach for the two-hour session. Every student has a coach at the leading business.


Harris Federation Careers Education Supporting your future success…Harris Careers Education aims to advise, support and inspire you, making sure that you get to where you want to be.... See for more details


Year 10 Mock Examination Timetable June 17th to 28th


Year 11 May Half Term Intervention Timetable


Calling all teenagers!! The borough libraries are looking for volunteers for their Summer Reading Challenge this year. Why not sign up and do something worthwhile this summer. Ask the School Librarian for more details


Year 11 students working hard during warm up sessions in preparation for their first Science exam yesterday. Well done all.


The Harris Experience group visited Christie's Auction House on Friday 10th May. They took part in a 'guess the price' activity and produced their own auction house. Students will now start an art project where their creation will be auctioned off!


An Inspection of Harris Academy Rainham by Ofsted will take place on 15th and 16th May 2019. For full details please see our website.


Another successful Duke of Edinburgh volunteering reading session in the library this morning. A great way to start the day.


Year7 students used their research skills in the school library last week, to find out information about King James the 1st. Books and technology working in partnership to fulfil this task. Excellent work all


GCSE Students have worked extremely hard over the last few days on their final art pieces for their examination.


Reminder - talk at 6pm this evening. All welcome.


Child Criminal Exploitation / County Lines Talk. Would you be able to spot the signs if your child was being criminally exploited? Come along to a talk from Trident Police on Thursday 2nd May 6pm at Harris Academy Rainham to hear how this works.


Students in Year 10 taking Fast Track Maths also need to come to school on Monday 29th April to sit their Maths Mock GCSE paper at 9am. Many thanks for all your support this term.

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Latest News

Posted on June 12th 2019

SEND Team Wins Prestigious Award

We are pleased to announce that Harris Academy Rainham has been awarded the SEND Inclusion Award (SENDIA) in recognition of the excellent support we give to pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

We achieved the award after a rigorous assessment process carried out by independent inspectors and would like to congratulate Ms Walcott and our SEND team for their amazing work.

The award demonstrates that our school has achieved an outstanding level of SEND provision.

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“A real culture of inclusivity”

In their report, inspectors wrote that parents, staff and pupils were all able to provide positive examples of how well SEND pupils are educated, supported and cared for at the academy. “Parents expressed their appreciation for how much support their children receive,” said the inspectors. “One parent commented: ‘They have bent over backwards to help my son and he now has 100% attendance’.”

The report said that teachers feel there is a real culture of inclusivity across the school. “SEND students now participate in the Student Leadership Team, in drama productions, school trips to outdoor education centres, the Food Bank, visiting care homes to read to residents, multi-cultural days and also enjoying the Friday Hot Chocolate reward programme with the Principal,” they said.

“Many more SEN pupils are now entered for GCSE exams than previously.  All SEND students are encouraged to study a modern foreign language.”

Attractive learning environment

The report says that parents are very much involved in the planning of support and interventions designed to support their children. “They are provided with guidance to help their children to read at home. Parents forums have been introduced and parents are kept informed whenever any changes are made concerning their child.”

The inspectors said that a tour of the academy highlighted its attractive learning environment with up to date displays of pupils’ work.  The easy to remember school moto 'Belong, Believe Become' is clearly displayed prominently around the school, they said.


Commenting on the very significant improvements that have been achieved since the school became an academy in 2016, the inspectors noted the increased levels of attendance, improvements in the reading age of all students at the academy, improvements in attainment level and the widening of curriculum choice.

“As a result of these improvements there has been a huge increase in parental confidence levels at the academy,” they said.

Areas for development

The report noted that we have already identified some next steps including:

  • continuing to offer termly parent forums and introducing one in July 2019 for Year 6 parents
  • holding termly student focus groups to ensure that the student voice is heard and acted upon
  • offering further training to all teachers to embed ‘scaffolding strategies’ and to meet the individual needs of all students
  • introducing a speech and language therapist into the academy from September 2019 to carry out assessments, monitor and facilitate interventions, observe students in class and carry out whole school training.

Principal Gareth Stananought said: “We are delighted to receive the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Inclusion Award in recognition of our commitment to providing high quality provision for all our students. The award has proved extremely valuable in helping us to review our practise, identify areas that need further improvement and taking steps to address these.”

Find out more about the SEND Inclusion Award (SENDIA).