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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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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.