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22/05/18

There will be a Media Studies revision session on Saturday 2nd June from 9.30am to 12. Please encourage your child to attend. https://t.co/UngwhkQxFx

21/05/18

Bus route 372 on diversion all this week. See https://t.co/Pwfe3tqUSa https://t.co/Jje672GEg5

21/05/18

Half Term Revision Timetable. Please use updated link below https://t.co/lRR0WtSTuO https://t.co/BSedXnH8Xt

18/05/18

Our Year 11 Half Term Revision Timetable has been published. Please see our website at https://t.co/7iYXs28bA0 https://t.co/ZX4PjmWYsa

17/05/18

Congratulations to the students elected to our student council https://t.co/3oNNoSPvoL

15/05/18

Year 7s have a wonderful trip to Hampton Court https://t.co/PsVb3XArDl

11/05/18

Retweetd From Harris Careers

Lead Practitioner/ Teacher of Maths required .Apply now https://t.co/1DM7JLZZgA https://t.co/6lxxU7T0rT

11/05/18

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

Another brilliant Raising Self-Esteem session today. The groups resilience was tested through our ‘Power of Positivity’ session. Fantastic engagement and behaviour throughout. A joy to work with. https://t.co/SifX5XdhIs

09/05/18

Congratulations to the students who received most reward points last week https://t.co/jxg5iP6uTs

04/05/18

Coffee Morning scheduled for 9th May has been postponed until 16th May (9.30am)

03/05/18

Retweetd From Harris Federation Classics

We are pleased to announce a vacancy for a Latin/ Classics teacher for KS2-4 to join the new-growing classics department at Harris Chafford Hundred. For more information please click on either of the two links below. https://t.co/6jxUCmHItT https://t.co/fsBQkurOtj

02/05/18

Reminder https://t.co/l5i3dVraXH

02/05/18

Congratuations to Tommy Huggett, Year 11 who is now a member of the U16 GB Ice Hockey Squad. Tommy recently took part in an U16 Tournament in Swindon. Well done. We are very proud of his achievements and look forward to seeing him go from success to success in years to come https://t.co/UDPR4shsgG

30/04/18

Mr Stananought was delighted to welcome Y 10 students to hot chocolate Friday last week. Students were invited in recognition of their hard work and contribution to school. Well done Chloe Lewis Brooke Morson Elaine Lee Peter Wilson Bo Matthews Rebekah Gulliver Tyra Douglas

30/04/18

Best of luck to all our Year 11 students taking their German Speaking Exam this week. https://t.co/XAsZrojf4u

26/04/18

Parents' Evening for Years 8 & 9 on Thurs 10th May 4.30pm to 7.30. Details on website at https://t.co/fOyiPFcGgt…/announ…/39/announcement/…and are also via MCAS our parent portal. Letters and appointment sheets will be given to students during Learning Guide time on Monday. https://t.co/FLP1kDwbkQ

26/04/18

30 of our Year 8 students are taking part in a Faraday Challenge Day today. This is the first round of a national competition and if successful students will move onto the national finals. https://t.co/3WdMmvbWox https://t.co/wTbF3NJb0b

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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.