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Behaviour for Learning
Harris Academy Rainham is committed to creating an environment that fosters the highest educational standards and enables all our students to achieve in all aspects of their lives. You can download our behaviour policy from our Student Welfare page.
We strive to give our students a deep sense of belonging to a caring community, a belief in themselves and their unbounded potential, and the opportunity to become more than they thought was possible. We aim to create an environment in which students display the behaviour that enables high quality teaching and learning. This includes displaying qualities such as resilience, determination and a strong work ethic.
Rewards and sanctions
We use sanctions and rewards wisely and effectively, because it is the certainty of reward or consequence and not the severity that is important. We know that imposing sanctions does not change children’s behaviour, it’s the conversations we have with students that make the difference.
Our rewards system commends students who go ‘above and beyond’. These commendations are logged on our management information system along with commendations for attendance, punctuality, homework and extra-curricular participation. We celebrate these commendations and recognise students’ achievements at, for example, regular rewards assemblies and celebration evenings.
Full details of our expectations for behaviour, both inside and outside of the academy, and of our approach to rewards, sanctions, support and intervention, can be found in our behaviour policy downloadable from our Student Welfare page.