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20/04/18

.... Year 8 will play first at 3pm with the Year 11’s finishing the afternoon which will end at 5pm. Please come and support our girls, no tickets needed!! For more info please contact Miss Goodchild c.goodchild.org.uk https://t.co/CFNlPjSasA

20/04/18

The Year 8,10 and 11 Netball teams have all reached the Finals of the Harris Academy Championships. The finals will take place this Tuesday 24th April at The Copperbox, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 3HB... more

18/04/18

A reminder of the Y11 intervention sessions running this term before and after school. Only 25 days to go to the start of GCSEs so please encourage your son/daughter to attend to help them achieve their very best. https://t.co/Us08v0iZu6

18/04/18

We don't like to boast here at Harris Rainham (we know we're the best) so just giving a quiet shout out to Emmanuella, Amiera, Dara, Cassie, Jolie, Pippa, Kitty, Esther & Chloe (& Miss Goodchild) Y7 HARRIS FEDERATION NETBALL CHAMPIONS Won their final yesterday 12-6. So proud! https://t.co/gUihGiLEG3

18/04/18

... and full guidance is available on the website at https://t.co/fSAOQUJxJn. If you have any issues please contact the school on 01708 552811

18/04/18

Please remember that half termly student reports are no longer posted home. They can be accessed via 'My Child at School', our online parent portal. You have been sent a login ID and password to allow you to access MCAS ... more

17/04/18

Good luck to our Year 7 Netball Team who are playing in the Harris Tournament Finals here today at 2pm. Emmanuella, Amiera, Dara, Cassie, Jokie, Pippa, Kitty, Esther and Chloe. Show them the Rainham Way girls! https://t.co/vEheMdmR9t

29/03/18

Year 11 Easter Intervention Timetable https://t.co/Y93eWTptnn

29/03/18

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR ALL PAST STUDENTS!https://t.co/PJKhmWHzix

29/03/18

Wishing all our students, parents, friends and staff a very Happy Easter and a peaceful, safe and enjoyable break. Remember students return to school on Tuesday 17th April. https://t.co/2xLAiqLhWu

29/03/18

Lovely Rewards Assemblies this week - see https://t.co/hAjZiWn4lg

29/03/18

Chloe Y8 was 1st overall after the first round and went forward to the semi final (last 53)with Anton Y8 and and Quang Y9. Anton made it through to the last 20 HAR as a school were placed 4th out of the 11 schools. A brilliant achievement. We are incredibly proud of you. https://t.co/rGSlADrnsw

29/03/18

Well done to our Year 8 and Year 9 students who took part in the Latin Spelling BEE at Harris Chafford Hundred yesterday. 125 students took part from 11 schools with 12 participating from Harris Rainham... more

29/03/18

An Outstanding use of props & Costumes for year 7 Pantomime Assessments in drama today' Mrs Rowell. https://t.co/IHcRvCGyVj

29/03/18

Year 11 Easter Intervention Timetable https://t.co/p4IynYRyWQ

29/03/18

The Music event yesterday was enjoyed by all. Well done to everyone involved. https://t.co/KWEF5eFf7y

27/03/18

Tickets are still available to purchase for the Music event on Wednesday 28th March via Parentpay. Priced at £2.50 and available to parents of students who are in the production https://t.co/Q9W5eP4hg8

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Rewards

Rewards and Achievement Policy

 

“To say “well done” to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers that made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge”        Philip Brooks

 

“I can live for two months on a good compliment” Mark Twain

 

 

At Harris Academy Rainham we acknowledge the importance of praise, the thrill of success and the glow of recognition. We seek to promote and reinforce our expectations of students at any given and relevant opportunity. Praise rewards the deserving, can inspire those who from time to time may be struggling and can inspire and motivate the disenchanted. Seeking ways to reward must be at the heart of our teaching. 

 

We will reward whenever possible: 

  • Formally or informally 
  • Publically or discretely 
  • Regularly 
  • Consistently 
  • Sincerely 

 

We will ensure that students of all ability levels and in all year groups benefit from our rewards processes and that there is a consistent application across Subjects, Key Stages and Year Groups and that there is no inconsistency between teachers.  Rewards will be given sincerely and fairly as a means of acknowledging effort, achievement or an action, which is above and beyond the norm.

 

The rewards system in Harris Academy Rainham links into: 

  • Effort 
  • Attainment 
  • Behaviour 
  • Caring for others/Contribution to the/a community 
  • Participation 
  • Positive attitude/ enthusiasm 
  • Exceptional rates of progress or improvement 

 

A variety of methods of rewarding achievement exists at Harris Academy Rainham and these are currently: 

  • Verbal Praise 
  • A Teacher commendation to be logged on BROMCOM 
  • A Middle leader commendation to be logged on BROMCOM
  • Commendation via a postcard or email or letter home 
  • A positive phone call home 
  • Public display of high quality work 
  • Acknowledgement through Assembly 
  • Certificate/Awards at reward assemblies and at prize giving events.

 

Generally, as a standard part of every lesson we will look for ways to find students doing things well. We will praise them for this. We will ensure that the quiet, compliant student is not overlooked and we will aim to speak to every member of the class during the course of a lesson positively. A positive atmosphere of mutual enjoyment should be evident in every lesson. 

 

Commendations

 

Form the backbone of our rewards system and can be given by any member of staff. Every member of the teaching staff is expected to give at least one commendation every lesson. The teacher should give the commendation publically in most instances thus underlining the importance of the reward within the context of the whole school’s vision. Commendations can be given as a sticker, but should always be put on BROMCOM, where they will be accumulated and tracked by the Rewards coordinator. Parents and pupils are encouraged to keep track of the points awarded using our parent portal system.

Regular Rewards 

 

Within the school, we feel it is important to reward every pupil for maintaining the high standard we expect.  Any pupil with 100% attendance, no negative behaviours or lates will be automatically awarded commendations each week; additional commendations are also awarded each term.  Awards are given as reward for students with the highest BROMCOM totals at the end of each term. We will use the totals on BROMCOM to select students to participate in a variety of reward activities put on by the school during the academic year. 

 

Teaching and Support staff can also use BROMCOM to send an email to parents to tell them of their children’s achievements as well as send personalised Post Cards and letters to individual students. 

 

Harris Academy Rainham we are working to promote a healthy acceptance culture of positive praise, which is evident throughout all the year groups. It is “cool” within our School to be successful and students receive their honours with pride.  The Head teacher meets the nominated ‘Student of the Week’ from the lower school weekly. The Headteacher meets with Student of the Month from the upper part of the school monthly.

 

Prizes in the form of certificates are also given for 100% attendance. 

 

Each year evenings are set aside to acknowledge the diverse range of achievements of our students. The School Play, Concert, Carol Service and the Sports Awards Evening are some examples of these.