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17/06/19

Ofsted Letter and Report https://t.co/XYvPpUO5ur https://t.co/0R56NRuCYR

12/06/19

Year 11 Study Leave Information https://t.co/currB71ud9

12/06/19

HAR SEND Team win prestigious award https://t.co/MzUC5BZhcj

11/06/19

HAR student choir delight patients, staff and visitors at Queens Hospital during volunteer week https://t.co/8sViUMdElw

06/06/19

During the sessions, trained coaches help students discover a career that inspires them and build a plan to get there. Students will meet professionals in their chosen careers, through video calls, assemblies from business leaders, and a summer networking event in London. https://t.co/1Q9PWApCok

06/06/19

Twenty Y 10 students are on the Future Frontiers Careers Coaching Programme. Every Tuesday in June our students are travelling to FCB Inferno in Covent Garden, London to meet their professional coach for the two-hour session. Every student has a coach at the leading business.

05/06/19

Harris Federation Careers Education Supporting your future success…Harris Careers Education aims to advise, support and inspire you, making sure that you get to where you want to be.... See https://t.co/be9DXQViEw for more details

24/05/19

Year 10 Mock Examination Timetable June 17th to 28th https://t.co/SHWRnoh8bl

23/05/19

Year 11 May Half Term Intervention Timetable https://t.co/1HIRnYnwJN

22/05/19

Calling all teenagers!! The borough libraries are looking for volunteers for their Summer Reading Challenge this year. Why not sign up and do something worthwhile this summer. Ask the School Librarian for more details https://t.co/o3P3VeuYEs

15/05/19

Year 11 students working hard during warm up sessions in preparation for their first Science exam yesterday. Well done all. https://t.co/Vdelb9wo8m

15/05/19

The Harris Experience group visited Christie's Auction House on Friday 10th May. They took part in a 'guess the price' activity and produced their own auction house. Students will now start an art project where their creation will be auctioned off! https://t.co/jeEd1Ts3po

14/05/19

An Inspection of Harris Academy Rainham by Ofsted will take place on 15th and 16th May 2019. For full details please see our website. https://t.co/sg0hCE2Sdd

09/05/19

Another successful Duke of Edinburgh volunteering reading session in the library this morning. A great way to start the day. https://t.co/IUepEyI4R8

09/05/19

Year7 students used their research skills in the school library last week, to find out information about King James the 1st. Books and technology working in partnership to fulfil this task. Excellent work all https://t.co/4izKGjvci5

03/05/19

GCSE Students have worked extremely hard over the last few days on their final art pieces for their examination. https://t.co/yjZpP55Bug https://t.co/9F1f0OGvLW

02/05/19

Reminder - talk at 6pm this evening. All welcome. https://t.co/wXlTsUaiKi

30/04/19

Child Criminal Exploitation / County Lines Talk. Would you be able to spot the signs if your child was being criminally exploited? Come along to a talk from Trident Police on Thursday 2nd May 6pm at Harris Academy Rainham to hear how this works. https://t.co/cQL1380K6J

12/04/19

Students in Year 10 taking Fast Track Maths also need to come to school on Monday 29th April to sit their Maths Mock GCSE paper at 9am. Many thanks for all your support this term. https://t.co/67Z3HFc9oX

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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.