Please see our website for information about the Year 7 Language choice process.


Reminder: Sixth Form Open Evening Tuesday 29th November from 4.30pm to 6.30pm




Reminder: Tomorrow, Thursday 13th October is the last day of term for students (Friday 14th October is an INSET day so school will be closed for all students). Students return to school on Monday 31st October.


Message from Havering Council: The Council have created a one-stop-shop for all of the financial & other support that may be out there for residents this winter and beyond, all in one handy place on our website.


YEAR 11 REVISION EVENING We are inviting you and your child to attend our mock examination preparation information evening which will be held on Tuesday 11th October 2022 at 6pmPlease see our website for full details


You are invited to attend the Year 11 parents’ consultation evening on Thursday 8th September 2022 between 4.00pm and 7.00pm. This evening will be held onsite at Harris Academy Rainham. See our website for full details


We are delighted to welcome our students back to the Academy next week. Dates and times for each year group are as follows;Year 7 - Monday 5th September 8.30amYear 11 - Monday 5th September 8.55amYears 8,9 & 10 - Tuesday 6th September 8.30am


The Harris Academy Rainham Geography department is excited to launch a new gardening club In the spirit of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”, we would appreciate donations of gardening equipment, hand tools, gloves, seeds, soil, pots and anything gardening related.


Please go to our website for details of the Y11 intervention sessions on offer during the May half term.


Year 8 and 9 Parent Information Evening Your are invited to a parent information evening on Wednesday 25th May at 6:00pm, where we would like to speak with you on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online.


HAR Sixth Form Consultation: See the letters home page of our website for the latest letter from the principal with details of upcoming consultation events.


Year 10 students visited Blenheim Underwriting in Fenchurch Street yesterday as part of their mentoring programme with an award-winning charity, Future Frontiers, where they received a warm welcome from CEO John Lynch.


Year 11 English Literature Challenge Seminars Friday Mornings 8.15-8.50 B33 with Mrs. Turker



Yesterday some of our Y10 students visited London firm Crawford & Co. where they met the CEO and were mentored by business professionals to develop aspirations and build a life-long engagement with learning. Full story at



April 1st will be a "wear something yellow or blue" non-uniform day, students and staff are encouraged to donate £1.We will also have a bake sale on this day so bring some cash and buy some treats!All money raised will be donated to The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

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Posted on July 17th 2023

Transforming Practice in Effective Learning Behaviours Award

FfEE   Effective Learning BehavioursHarris Academy Rainham has successfully applied for accreditation in Transforming Practice in Effective Learning Behaviours, awarded by SSAT, the schools, students and teachers network.

This means that our school has met the highest standards of the Framework for Exceptional Education and that our work in this area is amongst the most effective practice nationally.

FfEE Certificate   Effective Learning Behaviours   Harris Academy Rainham

Principal Gareth Stananought on what achieving the Transforming Practice in Effective Learning Behaviours award means for Harris Academy Rainham.

GarethWe have been working on embedding effective learner behaviours for the last few years in our school as we believe this is of utmost importance to the community we serve.

Our values of ‘Belong, Believe, Become’ emphasise the
importance we put on our students becoming ‘profoundly human’ and having real choice- ‘our students can reach any university or career they choose’. This has made the embedding of effective learner behaviours such as self regulation, metacognition, and study skills, as well as attributes such as kindness, empathy and respect.

To do this, we have adapted our approach to teaching and learning, and to behaviour. We explicitly teach students study skills and metacognition so that they can become self-aware, self-regulatory and independent.

We also explicitly teach behaviour so that students can learn to adapt in different social settings and learn the importance of attributes such as kindness, respect, and assembly. Much of this comes from our tutor time curriculum and our assemblies. We also give students many opportunities to develop their leadership behaviours, through our ambassador groups who have all had a big impact in improving the school, such as our LGBTQ+ ambassadors, anti-racism ambassadors, eco ambassadors and more.

Additionally, we have been keen to develop our staff leadership and learner behaviours through our research-led approach to teaching and learning and our many leadership opportunities including NQPs and various middle leadership training programmes.

During both our peer review and our moderation visit, we had the opportunity to showcase the work we have been doing as a school over the last few years. Our peer review commented on being particularly impressed by our research informed approach to the explicit teaching of behaviour and our interesting approach to student leadership
with our ambassador groups.

During our moderator visit, Anthony mentioned how our approach and strategies are all clearly tied into our values, and again commented on the research informed approach to this. Both our peer review and moderation visit also commented on the fact we have lots of ex-students returning to our school to tutor younger year groups, suggesting the success in ‘developing the attitudes we value’.

We thoroughly enjoyed being part of this process as it gave us an opportunity to showcase what we are proud of and reflect on the work we have done and our next steps. Our peer review process allowed us to really reflect on how we are adapting some of our teaching of behaviours to SEN students. Next year our focus will remain on rolling out our personal development strategy and creating even more student ambassador groups to give more students an opportunity for leadership.

Gareth Stananought, Principal