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Non uniform ' Christmas Jumper' Day on Friday 14th December. £1 donation please which will go to Crisis at Christmas


This year for Christmas we will be supporting Crisis Charity and there will be a non-uniform day next Friday. This is also supporting the National Christmas Jumper day. There will be a prize for the best Christmas Jumper!


Reminder - art collection tonight 11th Dec. Old GCSE work from last year 3.30-6pm


German Xmas Markets trip will be departing school promptly at 6am on Sunmorning (9th Dec). remember to bring any medication labelled with student’s name and dosage, as well as pocket money in labelled, separate envelopes for each day. Many thanks, Miss A. Forster


Rainham Village Christmas Fayre will be held tomorrow December 1st from 10am to 4pm


Interested in teaching in London, Havering or Thurrock - come to our Information Event on Tuesday 15th January 2019 at Harris Academy Rainham 16.30pm to 18.30pm


First meeting of The 'Rainham Experience' today. This is a new and exciting programme offered to our most able students in year 7 & 8 in order to offer a wide range of cultural and academic experiences outside of the classroom.


Come and join us for some festive fun


Brigade our uniform supplier is offering 20% discount during their Black Friday event. Please visit and place your order using the promotional code: BCBLACK18. You can also register with Brigade via to ensure you don’t miss out


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Rainham Foodbank Urgently Needs Our Support - Please Help Until December 14th, we are encouraging students to promote our ‘Belong, Believe, Become’ ethos by making donations to the Rainham Foodbank


We are delighted to announche the Launch event of ‘People Like Us’ at Harris Academy Rainham on 21st November 2018.


Our headboy and headgirl, Rory Armstrong-Smith and Esther Showemimo, represented Harris Academy Rainham yesterday at the very moving remembrance service where they placed a wreath at the war memorial.


Rainham Foodbank Urgently Needs Our Support - Please Help Until December 14th, we are encouraging students to promote our ‘Belong, Believe, Become’ ethos by making donations to the Rainham Foodbank


At 11am the school held a two-minute silence to remember all those who have died in conflict ."They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old, Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them"


Reminder: Parents Evening for Years 7 and 11 will be help tomorrow, Thursday 18th October from 4.30pm to 7.30pm


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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 form our Student Welfare page.

We hold that our academy should provide students with a deep sense of belonging to a caring community, the belief in themselves and their unbounded potential and the opportunities to become more than they thought was possible. 

We recognise that these values can only be realised if behaviour within the academy is exemplary. We strive to create an environment in which students display the behaviour that enables high quality teaching and learning. This includes students displaying the behaviours that enable academic excellence such as resilience, determination and a strong work ethic.

The aims of our behaviour policy are to:

  • establish the expectations for students’ behaviour in lessons, around the academy and in the wider community
  • ensure that the academy is a safe and supportive environment for all
  • ensure that all members of the academy community are shown respect and show respect for others
  • encourage a positive approach to behaviour through praise and reward for good behaviour
  • ensure that where behaviour falls short of accepted standards, procedures are followed and sanctions are applied fairly and consistently
  • ensure that the standards of expected behaviour are modelled by the adults working within the academy
  • ensure specific programmes are in place to nurture the social and emotional development of all students and provide extra support to struggling students while ensuring that these students do not disrupt the learning of others.

General expectations for behaviour

The academy has the highest standards for behaviour and as such students are required to meet the following expectations in every classroom.

  • Arrive to class on time, in full and proper uniform. At the start of the day students are expected to line up outside their lesson by 8:55am. Any student not in lesson for 9:00am is considered to be late.
  • Line up and enter room appropriately, in accordance with the expectations of the teacher.
  • Follow the teachers’ instructions at the first time of asking.
  • Take out the necessary materials immediately – including pencil case.
  • Listen carefully in silence and wait for any instructions.
  • Do not speak when the teacher or another student is talking.
  • Put their hand up if they need to ask or answer a question and wait to be asked to speak.
  • Fully engage in learning by active listening, thinking and contributing.
  • Take pride in their work and strive for excellence.
  • Make note of homework as instructed.
  • Bring water to lessons.

All students must follow the HAR classroom expectations:

  1. Arrive on time and in an orderly manner
  2. Wear uniform with pride and meet uniform expectations
  3. Have correct equipment and be ready to learn
  4. Follow the teachers’ instructions at the first time of asking.
  5. Respect your learning and the learning of others

If a student breaks any of these expectations they will receive a first warning from the member of staff. If a student’s inappropriate behaviour persists a second and final warning will be given. Any further infringements will result in the student being removed from lesson and place in isolation. The student will receive a sanction from the member of staff and parents will be informed. The student will remain in isolation for the rest of the lesson and then be sent to their next lesson.

The academy has high expectations for behaviour in the academy including corridors, playgrounds and all areas of the school. Staff complete duties before school, at break times and after school however as the academy operates rolling breaks and lunches students are expected to behave well irrespective of staff supervision. While in the academy students are expected to: 

  • wear full and correct uniform at all times
  • place coats and bags in lockers throughout the school day
  • follow the clearly established academy routines (e.g. lining up for lunch, appropriate behaviour in the dining hall, eating in the designated areas of the academy, not chewing gum etc)
  • use mobile phones appropriately around the academy.  Any inappropriate behaviour with a mobile phone will result in the device being confiscated.  If there are any safeguarding issues related to a student mobile phone, this will be confiscated and parents/carers and other relevant agencies will be contacted
  • communicate with others in a respectful manner avoiding shouting, swearing and inappropriate language.

Expectations outside the academy

Students are expected to be responsible citizens of the local community and good representatives of the academy.

  • Students represent the academy at all times and should behave in a respectful manner towards members of the public. This includes on all public transport and in local shops.
  • Students should wear the full and proper uniform on the way to and from the academy.
  • They should use appropriate language and good manners at bus stops and on public transport.
  • Students should keep the local environment free of litter and use the bins provided.

Students must remember that if they bring the academy into disrepute by behaving inappropriately they will be sanctioned as if the behaviour happened at the academy. Senior and pastoral staff will be on duty in the community at the start and end of the day and will speak regularly with members of our local community to ensure students are behaving appropriately in the community.

Members of staff will seek to create an environment in which student behaviour is exemplary by:

  • building strong relationships with all students and encouraging a sense of belonging to the school community
  • being in the corridor outside their classroom or office at key transition times within the academy
  • welcoming students at the start of every lesson at the classroom door
  • having clearly established routines within the classroom including for seating arrangements, starts and ends of lessons, transitions within the classroom, discussion etc
  • recognising and celebrating success both within and outside the classroom using the academy's reward system as appropriate
  • managing classroom behaviour through the protocols laid out in this policy
  • focusing on the primary behaviour and working hard not to respond to secondary behaviours. All staff recognise as the adult we must remain in control.
  • engaging in positive restorative conversations with students where behaviour has been below the expected standard. All staff recognise that students’ behaviour changes through conversations.

Rewards and sanctions

At Harris Academy Rainham we recognise that imposing sanctions does not change children’s behaviour but the conversations we have with them do. We know sanctions and rewards need to be used wisely and effectively and we understand it is the certainty of reward or consequence and not the severity that is important.

The academy reward system enables staff to issue commendations for students who go above and beyond.  These commendations are logged on our management information system along with commendations for attendance, punctuality, homework, extra-curricular participation and so on. These commendatsions are linked to our rewards assemblies, celebration evenings and other opportunities which are taken to recognise students achievements.

The sanctions applied at the academy enable a tiered range of approaches that enable us to consider the nature of the incident or poor behaviour, the response of the students involved and the students previous behaviour record.  All these factors will be taken into consideration when deciding on an appropriate sanction. The range of sanctions include:

  • detention – including Friday afternoon detentions with SMT/Pastoral staff for more serious incidents or a repeated failure to attend a detention set by a member of staff
  • isolation
  • seclusion
  • reciprocal exclusion with another Havering school
  • fixed term exclusion
  • permanent exclusion

All students who receive a fixed term exclusion will be required to undertake a reintegration meeting with a senior member of staff.  The Principal retains the right to increase the exclusion if the student fails to show remorse and acknowledge the behaviour that resulted in the exclusion.

Support and intervention

Where students’ behaviour is not improving the academy will provide a range support and intervention. This is implemented in conjunction with parents and will involve external agencies where appropriate. Possible support includes:

  • report cards with a range of staff including learning guides, mentors, pastoral staff and SMT
  • mentoring and support through members of the pastoral team
  • support from the academy counsellor, attendance officer or health officer where appropriate
  • intervention sessions from an external behaviour mentor and life coach
  • family mentoring and support through external agencies
  • intervention programmes to support students where need arises. For example with anger management
  • TAMS Support organised with Havering (Transition, Attendance, Behaviour Support)
  • Careers Advisor and Havering Prospect mentoring
  • SENCO support for student and family within SEN team