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13/11/19

Please come along and support our students at our annual Christmas Concert. A great start to the Christmas festivities. https://t.co/xtYphp4XgH

13/11/19

HAR students on route to Queens Theatre this morning for a presentation by American author Kwame Alexander https://t.co/OOt1UoxnGD

12/11/19

What a great idea! Well done from https://t.co/gPVeRwgiYx

11/11/19

Two minutes silence today at Harris Academy Rainham "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them." https://t.co/eK9nvyf8cu

11/11/19

Our Head Boy Eliot and Head Girl Olivia proudly represented Harris Academy Rainham and laid a wreath on behalf of the Academy at the remembrance service at Rainham War Memorial yesterday. https://t.co/gzW5IZEtSB

08/11/19

Congratulations Harris Academy Ockendon https://t.co/ZHbNhiV4Nu

08/11/19

Katie and Jayden from Year 9 raising funds for our Poppy Appeal in the library during break and lunch today. Well done! https://t.co/nyMlZnUr5k

07/11/19

Tomorrow, out students will begin marking Remembrance Day by selling stickers and poppies in aid of the Royal British Legion during break and lunch in the library. Stickers will be 10p and poppies 50p. All donations big and small will be much appreciated. https://t.co/IKcHecw0nN

01/11/19

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Majestic views at Cape Sounion. Time now for the sunset 🌅 https://t.co/ubU5WYlICS

01/11/19

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01/11/19

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01/11/19

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Day 2- First stop, the colossal temple of Zeus!! https://t.co/lKeM9YzTPn

01/11/19

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One of the best landmarks of this trip. The ancients were truly very clever. https://t.co/tb52eXhlyh

01/11/19

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After stimulating reserach and marveling at human craftsmanship, we are now enjoying some leisure time at Athens’ shopping mall. https://t.co/pxnEUFV7h6

01/11/19

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First Modern Olympic Stadium, Ancient Agora, Roman Forum, Hadrian’s Livrary and now time for some climbing to Lykabytus Hill. https://t.co/znACVzK7NW

01/11/19

At HAR, we encourage our students to promote our ‘Belong, Believe, Become’ ethos and provide support for our local community by helping us to donate to the Rainham foodbank. We will be collecting any non-perishable items from Nov 4th-29th and would appreciate any contributions. https://t.co/tCBDItfjOT

01/11/19

Reminder - Students return to school on Monday 4th November for a prompt 9am start. Year 11 mock examinations begin with Geography Period 1 and Biology Period 3. Compulsory warm up for Geography begins at 8.10am.

31/10/19

REMINDER: Y10. Deadline for return of Own Placement Work Experience Forms is Mon 4th Nov to Mrs Richards in A29 or to a.richards.org.uk Hope you are all having a lovely break and look forward to seeing you back refreshed and ready for the new term on Monday. https://t.co/oNbmsY94ta

18/10/19

Wishing you a very safe & enjoyable half term break. Students return to school on Mon 4th November. Y11 have a full programme of intervention over half term and start their mock exams on the 4th Nov. Intervention & mock timetable available on our website and on social media. https://t.co/fmycyeL0lt

15/10/19

Reminder: Year 7 Parents' Evening. Thursday 17th October 2019 4.30pm to 7.30pm https://t.co/YvwNE89mBW

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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.