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25/02/21

See our website for the lastest update on reopening in March. https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

25/02/21

Beautiful work from Elis Latifi in year 8. Well done Elis. What an incredible drawing. https://t.co/rPGZIY0tWc

25/02/21

For all you budding Paul Hollywoods and Mary Berrys! https://t.co/yek3iS4ZQQ

12/02/21

The latest edition of our HAR from Home Newsletter (Edition 3) has been published today. See https://t.co/TWXSKs8WuY... Wishing everyone a happy and safe half term.

12/02/21

Don't forget to visit our 'Reading at Home' pages over the half term to find resources to help catch up with your reading. https://t.co/8459Lzj1Gf https://t.co/SjeoOiFVJP

12/02/21

Free Family Learning Courses https://t.co/MYpLstf8ZP https://t.co/rCnTTzJG1I

12/02/21

Charles Darwin Day 12th February https://t.co/5B18IJFISP https://t.co/rn7pg9Ie3j

11/02/21

Please note that tomorrow is a PHSE day for years 7,8,9 and 10. Your child will have been sent Teams' invitations for the sessions running tomorrow. Year 11 will have their normal lessons as per their timetables.

11/02/21

International Day of Girls and Women in Science Watch this video - https://t.co/Q9MfLonvPj https://t.co/UQf5flgfUU

09/02/21

HAR From Home Newsletter - Virtual Valentine https://t.co/zzDLkCqojp

09/02/21

Harris Academy Rainham Sixth Form Consultation is now live on our website at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

05/02/21

Our new newsletter for 'The Rainham Experience' has been published today. It is packed full of academic opportunities for students to help achieve their full potential. Have a look at https://t.co/mmd3zdyNM8

05/02/21

A truly fabulous piece of work by Ava Musham Year 8. Well done Ava. We are all very proud of you. https://t.co/7Pg7O0hofr

05/02/21

See our website for some incredible academic opportunities. Predominantly aimed at Years 10 and 11 but other year groups may also be interested. https://t.co/V8G8QlfMeY

04/02/21

We have published our first Health & Wellbeing (Safeguarding) Newsletter today. Please see our website at https://t.co/1aCClqIzbO

03/02/21

Well done to all those fabulous students engaging with our Reading at Home initiative! . Chapters 1-4 of Alice in Wonderland are available now and the story gets better & better. Stay tuned and keep reading!” https://t.co/8459Lzj1Gf

02/02/21

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week with this year’s theme being ‘Express Yourself’. Please see here: https://t.co/uriIjqNkaN

29/01/21

The second edition of the HAR from Home Newsletter has been published today. See our website at https://t.co/83C2NtfRsL

27/01/21

Holocaust Memorial Day 27th January 2021 Harris Academy Rainham invites all our parents, students and friends to join us in marking Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 at home this year. https://t.co/44UrfNS7DV

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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
  • 'Belong, Believe, Become' points (see below)
  • 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. 


Learning behaviours and BBB points

We have a set of learning behaviours (see below) that students are encouraged to display. These are incorporated into our school values of Belong, Believe, Become. Students that display these learning behaviours are rewarded with BBB points. We regularly celebrate students who have achieved BBB points with certificates, postcards and badges. 

Behaviours 1


"How curious are you?"

One of our key learning behaviours is being curious about learning. We feel it is important that students develop a love of learning and are active in their lessons through asking and answering questions and students are regularly rewarded BBB points for doing so.

We also want our students to be curious outside of their lessons and have launched a competition entitled “How curious are you?”. Every Monday a curious question is released via social media and students have all week to think about the question and submit a response to the ‘curious box’ in the library.

On a Friday, student leaders read these responses and select winning entries.  Participating in this competition encourages students to display our learning behaviours such as being curious about learning, thinking hard and showing scholarly behaviours outside of lessons and therefore all entries receive 5 BBB points.


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.


Full details of our expectations for behaviour, both inside and outside of the academy, and of our approach to rewards, sanctions, support and intervention, can be found in our behaviour policy downloadable from our Student Welfare page.