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20/07/18

.....Our thoughts today are with Sam's family and friends to whom we send our love. We have also published our summer newsletter today which is dedicated to Sam. You can find it at https://t.co/69BxGlWqKR Wishing all of you a safe and happy summer break. From all of us at HAR

20/07/18

We had a lovely last day of term today tinged with sadness as we remembered Sam and celebrated his life with a non uniform day. Students wore blue and orange and collected money which will be donated to Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Service.. more

20/07/18

Message for Year 11 students re. leavers' assembly. We have changed the time of the assembly from 3.15pm to 5pm on Tuesday 11th September to give students time to get here from college/work etc.

20/07/18

Dear Parents, please see the letter posted today on our website regarding arrangements for return to school in September 2018 https://t.co/uOEoEcv8Oq

19/07/18

Congratulations to Kelvin Tang, Neda Greneveckyte, Quang Le, Emily Simmons, Mark Spicer, Lee Smyth, Daniel Longhurst and Amila Poric https://t.co/Dt2jNUDeMg

19/07/18

some auctioneer training and in the afternoon auctioned the art piece in front of a live audience including Lord Harris, who bid on our piece! We were the first school to sell for over £200, our final bid was £220 ... more

19/07/18

Our year 9 students took Christie’s Auction on 18th July. It was a brilliant day and the students really enjoyed it. They were able to put their art work up in a professional gallery and view all of the art pieces from other Harris schools. They then took part in ... more

19/07/18

We are holding a non uniform day tomorrow 20/7 in memory of Sam Breed. Students are asked to wear blue or orange and donate £1. All proceeds from the day will go to Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Service at the request of Sam's parents https://t.co/AfLiqWEWkG

18/07/18

Don't forget our year 8 girls are holding a bake sale tomorrow in aid of cancer research. Donations of cakes, cookies, pastries etc. gratefully accepted. Pls send into school tomorrow morning if you can. https://t.co/A1zuLhqMAe

13/07/18

Dear Parents - Havering and Brentwood Bereavement service will be running a counselling session for parents on helping children cope with bereavement on Tuesday 17th July at 6.30pm in the school hall. All welcome.

13/07/18

.......His parents have asked for donations to be made to Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Service in lieu of flowers. You can access their donations page via https://t.co/AfLiqWEWkG

13/07/18

Dear Parents and Friends As you may know a cherished member of our academy and community, Sam Breed, was tragically killed in an accident recently. Sam's funeral will be held on Monday.... more

13/07/18

Our lovely Year 8 students are holding a bake sale on Thursday 19th July in aid of cancer research. Donations of cakes, cookies, pastries etc. gratefully accepted. Please send into school on the 19th. Please also give your child 50p/£1 to buy a cake on the day. Many thanks https://t.co/TallhJioLt

12/07/18

The London Curriculum Family Trails - great way to explore London this summer holiday and it's absolutely FREE! Why not grab a picnic and go on an adventure.https://t.co/P0VpTokXm3

09/07/18

Congratulations if you made the Grease cast! There will be a whole cast meeting next Wednesday 18th July at 3.30pm in D78. https://t.co/jlWxJfERd9

06/07/18

Congratulations to Amy Talbot (year 9) for being awarded the Mary Turner prize. Students were nominated from Rainham and Dagenham, for their work ethic, commitment and contributions to their school and community. Amy was presented the award by Jon Cruddas (MP). https://t.co/lEEPTRkfG7

05/07/18

Year 9 and 10 arriving at the Tate Modern today. Enjoy your day all. https://t.co/sMebdynIrw

05/07/18

Brilliant lesson in Art yesterday with year 9 students – mono-printing their own portraits https://t.co/DMlh2p8xM4

04/07/18

Prom photos from last week are now available to view at https://t.co/opGxEFJte5

04/07/18

Year 8 students have arrived at Pineapple Dance Studios https://t.co/dKEbVXDfTX

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Home-Academy Partnership

The ‘Home-Academy Partnership’ helps teachers at Harris Academy Rainham form strong relationships with our students. It also helps improve academic performance and harvests positive feelings towards school-life and learning.

Academic Achievement
Parental involvement in Academy life is proven to lead to better academic performance, greater attendance and impressive homework completion rates. These students also are likely to graduate University and pursue higher education because their parents have taken a keen interest in their education and serve as effective role models.

Teacher Interactions
Getting to know their students' parents helps teachers understand the environment and economic, political or cultural influences that shape students' points of view and behavioural traits. This in turn leads to improved communication between students and teachers, enhancing trust, mutual respect and helps improve the wider educational process that is taking place.

Parental Participation
Parents who get to know their students' teachers, the curriculum and the methods used to help the students are more likely to help their son or daughter to progress in their studies. Parents that involve themselves in the education process are also more likely to develop and strengthen close bonds with their son or daughter. Parents that help promote education and celebrate achievement within this area are more likely to help their son or daughter achieve a fruitful working career on competition of their education.

To this end, we like to offer two opportunities per academic year for parents/guardians to come and speak with their teachers and discuss progress:

  •          October 19th 2017 – Y7 and Y11
  •          January 11th 2018 - Y8 and Y9
  •          March 1st 2018  – Y7 and 10
  •          March 22nd 2018 - Y11
  •          May 10th 2018  – Y9 and Y10