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15/02/19

Message from Havering Council https://t.co/rkHFXoN4Xy

15/02/19

We certainly felt the love yesterday at the Harris Academy Rainham! Roses were SOLD OUT! before the end of lunch, with roses making their way to the lucky secret admirers https://t.co/2PKxSQlHYB

14/02/19

Year 11 Half Term Intervention Timetable now available on our website at https://t.co/0C1H1B1qQQ

08/02/19

Year 8 Options Booklet has been published on our website. See https://t.co/Ti9QQCN6f5

07/02/19

, An Options Evening for Year 8 students is taking place on Tuesday 12th February between 4pm and 7pm in the main school hall. Can you please contact school reception on 01708 552811 or e-mail a.richards.org.uk to arrange a suitable time for your https://t.co/9ca6PnU6yp

05/02/19

Another fantastic result by Ata, who achieved 10/10 on his Scholastic Reading quiz for the book ‘Stay out of the Basement’ today. Keep up the good work. Parents of Year7 and 8 students, please continue to encourage your child to read and quiz their Scholastic books. https://t.co/nlFNQOY1vg

01/02/19

Duke of Edinburgh Award students took time out this morning to read with some Year8 students. Making new friends and sharing stories is a great way to start the day!’ https://t.co/EkifLi2FMh

30/01/19

A small group of 10 students worked with the artist Grace Du Prez to explore the technique of 3D drawing. Students used special heated pens to draw using melted plastic – creating a variety of 3D shapes that can be used in their coursework portfolios https://t.co/eK3h1LRNVC

30/01/19

An Options Evening for Year 8 students is taking place on Tuesday 12th February between 4pm and 7pm in the main school hall. Can you please contact school reception on 01708 552811 or e-mail a.richards.org.uk to arrange a suitable time for your meeting. https://t.co/JQoHe8vbVh

28/01/19

Massive well done to Freddie for obtaining 10/10 on his Scholastic Reading quiz for the book ‘The Number 7 shirt’ today. Keep up the good work. Parents of Year7 and 8 students, please continue to encourage your child to be read and quiz their Scholastic books. Thank you https://t.co/o9KdeRRkpD

21/01/19

Year 11 Mock Examinations will take place from Monday 25th February until Friday 15th March. See full timetable details below. https://t.co/8VVvPl89cE https://t.co/04RWuTaH5G

15/01/19

Reminder. Year 11 meetings tonight to discuss mock exam results. Letters were sent home with appointments times. Please contact the school if you are not aware of your scheduled time.

15/01/19

GCSE artwork. Any remaining artwork can be collected today, Tuesday 15th January, between 3.30 and 5.15pm

11/01/19

REMINDER Year 8 & 10 Parents’ Consultation Evening Thursday 17th January 2019 4.30PM TO 7.30PM

07/01/19

Y11. Your son or daughter’s mock grades and most likely grades have been uploaded onto our parent portal ‘My Child At School (MCAS)’ today, Monday 7th January 2019. Please contact the school if you do not know your login details for MCAS.

18/12/18

So proud of our school who made a massive donation to Rainham Foodback today. Yolene Ganga (Foodbank volunteer); Grace Hill (English teacher); Leah-May Gradley (Year 9 student, student counsellor); Vincent Stevens (Site manager); Jack Taylor (year 7) and Indiana Herrett (year 7) https://t.co/IJE9tGKpwa

18/12/18

Yesterday’s dress rehearsal with our fabulous Grease cast...we look forward the final performance tonight at 7pm. https://t.co/bCvn4xOPOP https://t.co/zb5HeLDplL

17/12/18

Reminder: Christmas Lunch Tuesday 18th December see below for more details. https://t.co/V6p0iPXiDV https://t.co/XXImiNC0r5

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Rewards and Praise

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. It is ‘cool’ to be successful at Harris Academy Rainham and students receive their honours with pride.  

We will reward whenever possible: formally or informally, publicly or discretely, regularly, consistently and sincerely. Praise rewards the deserving, inspires those who from time to time may be struggling, and motivates the disenchanted. Seeking ways to reward must be at the heart of our teaching. 


How we reward

At Harris Academy Rainham we reward achievement in several ways including: 

  • Verbal praise 
  • Teacher commendations
  • Middle leader commendations
  • Commendation via a postcard or email or letter home 
  • A positive phone call home 
  • Public display of high quality work 
  • Acknowledgement through our termly awards assemblies 
  • Certificates or awards handed out at special reward assemblies and at prize giving events

We will ensure that the quiet, compliant student is not overlooked and we will aim to speak positively to every member of the class during the course of a lesson. A positive atmosphere of mutual enjoyment should be evident in every lesson. 


Points and commendations

Commendations form the backbone of our rewards system and can be given by any member of staff. Pupils are awarded points for going 'above and beyond' – this may be by attending extra-curricular clubs, representing the school or producing outstanding work, for example.

Commendations can be given as a sticker, but will always be put on BROMCOM (our school management information system), 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.

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 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 postcards and letters to individual students. 


Attendance awards

Prizes in the form of certificates are also given for 100% attendance. Any pupil with 100% attendance, no negative behaviours or ‘lates’ will be automatically awarded commendations each week; additional commendations are also awarded each term. 

Each year we set aside special evenings to acknowledge the diverse range of achievements of our students. These include the school play, concert, carol service and Sports Awards Evening.