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17/01/22

The Year 7 Parent Information Evening planned for tomorrow evening will not now be held on site. We have instead produced a video for parents which can be found on our website at https://t.co/3C7ySJvxvV

14/01/22

Please see below for details of the Lambs Lane closure from 21st January to 28th January 2022 https://t.co/aKtFxT5r22

14/01/22

Mrs Stanley, Mrs Gander and Miss Vella were blown away by the outstanding performance from the Thunder drama group last term! We were so proud to see so many of our fantastic students performing and committing their own time to the Arts! We thought you were all brilliant!

13/01/22

We are delighted to be offering a series of Challenge Seminars for Y10/11. These seminars will explore high-level subject content, skills and exam techniques for students who aspire to attain highly at GCSE. Please see the schedule below. https://t.co/1cOSKNwNbn

13/01/22

Reminder: The Year 7&8 parents’ evenings will take place between 4pm and 7pm on Thursday 27th January 2022. Book your appointments now via https://t.co/im8DdFpuXU Full details can be found under letters home on our website at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

12/01/22

Calling all Harris Academy Rainham and The Chafford School alumni! We’re working with to bring our students together. Learn more: https://t.co/DHBsbq1Y0Q

11/01/22

A huge congratulations to the students involved in The Scholars Programme, who successfully completed a university-level programme of study. Following their essay submission, their lecturer commented on the outstanding level of academic writing that the students demonstrated. https://t.co/MhC40nFPuM

10/01/22

The Year 7&8 parents’ evenings will take place between 4pm and 7pm on Thursday 27th January 2022. See our website at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK for full details.

17/12/21

Wishing all our parents, carers, students and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Please enjoy our Christmas Performance here: https://t.co/csFvDwdGTk...

14/12/21

Reminder: year 11 virtual parents’ evenings will take place 4pm and 7pm on Weds 15th and Thurs 16th December. To book your appointments, please visit https://t.co/im8DdFpuXU For full details visit the letters home area of our website at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

10/12/21

It is important to us that as a school we continue to receive feedback on your experiences and views. We value each piece of feedback we receive so if you have the time could you please follow the link for our online Autumn2 questionnaire. https://t.co/gQQMRBQ3I4 https://t.co/EZALyNvyTH

06/12/21

Please see our website for our Autumn 2 KS3 Parent Voice Letter and our 2021/22 KS3 Events Calendar https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

29/11/21

🎭The Year 11 GCSE Drama students were in full swing rehearsals last week preparing for their Component 1 Devising exam! 🎭 Mrs Stanley could not be more proud at how hard all her students are working and their passion and enthusiasm which they bring to each lesson. https://t.co/29DHajSEBm

25/11/21

Please see our website for a letter we have been asked to distribute to all parents/carers from Public Health Havering https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

19/11/21

Dear parents/carers, we are asking that all student bring a face covering to school from Monday 22nd November to wear in communal indoor areas while at school. Many thanks for your support.

18/11/21

Please see our website for a letter emailed home to all parents today https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

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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.