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12/12/19

Reminder - Non-uniform Christmas Jumper Day tomorrow in aid of Save the Children. All students who pay their £1 tomorrow will be entered into a draw for some lovely Christmas treats. https://t.co/jjfoMOYgIs

10/12/19

Reminder - non-uniform day Friday 13th December in aid of Save the Children. Students asked to wear Christmas jumper if they have one. https://t.co/gUlIOXw2Mv

06/12/19

Year 11 Parents' Evening - Thursday 19th December 2019 You are invited to attend the Year 11 Parents’ Consultation evening on Thursday 19th December between 4.30pm and 7.30pm. Letters with appointment sheets have been posted home. https://t.co/6EJ4Zi17QN

06/12/19

And a huge thank you on the Foodbank website - https://t.co/2vGwYAeHTG

06/12/19

...Please do pass on a magnum of thank-you's to your pupils for the thoughtful items given. There will be many pleased and happy families at our Carol Service on Monday. With kind regards, Yolene Ganga Operations Manager Rainham Foodbank

06/12/19

Dear Grace, May I express our utmost gratitude for such an amazing bounty of precious items donated to us by your school. It came in at a whopping 601.04kg. Almost all the items donated will be going into our Christmas hampers, so I cannot be any more excited and grateful...

06/12/19

Miss Hill received a lovely thank you from Rainham Foodbank for our recent donations and wanted to share this with all the wonderful students, parents and staff who made this possible. So many people in our local community will benefit from your generosity this Christmas... more

04/12/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Looking forward to meeting potential and trainee teachers on Wed 11th. If you are interested in training to teach,book tickets here. https://t.co/teHYtqgz36 https://t.co/pH6vUorSEW

04/12/19

Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day - Friday 13th December 2019 https://t.co/bmrlXOE6iX

03/12/19

Well done from . Lovely designs. https://t.co/NJS5vi6x1G

03/12/19

We are so proud of our school choir who performed in the foyer of Queens Hospital yesterday and raised £100 in just two 35 minute sets. We feel it is incredibly important to instil our Belong ethos in our students; both in belonging to our Academy and belonging to our community. https://t.co/dGymknYSWI

02/12/19

The Rainham food bank wish to send their heartfelt thanks to all the parents, students and staff who helped and contributed to our donation today. They will be weighing it all and letting us know the grand total soon. We are proud to be able to support our local community. https://t.co/UI8ziLgIEa

28/11/19

Updated Intervention Timetable for Year 11 students. https://t.co/UzXb488EPj

27/11/19

HAR presents its annual Christmas Showcase "Let it Snow" next Weds 4th Dec There is a mixed programme this year full of festive dance, music and drama including a sneak preview of the opening number to our school production "BUGSY MALONE" which is going to start the show.. more

26/11/19

... or hand over that expensive perfume (Dior is sooo last year). Or just add one festive item especially for us to your next Tesco shop. If you can eat it, drink it or smell it we want it! Donations to Mrs Richards in A29 https://t.co/xSfXBv7clO

26/11/19

So, dig out that bottle of Sambuca you brought back from your holidays, raid your cupboards to find the posh jar of chutney your auntie bought in the Cotswolds (admit it you prefer ketchup anyway), send in that luxury box of chocolates (it will only ruin your diet)... more

26/11/19

Dear Parents/Guardians/Friends We are requesting donations of Items that we can use to make up gift hampers which will be raffled on the evenings of our Christmas Concert (4th December) and 'Bugsy Malone' (11th December) ... more

26/11/19

Reminder from Palmer's College: Date of next open evening at our Palmer’s Campus - Thursday 28 November, 6-8.30pm. https://t.co/sviANvHKY2

26/11/19

Updated Y11 Intervention Timetable https://t.co/MAB1RuAw89

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Geography

The Geography department at Harris Academy Rainham embodies the school values of Belong, Believe and Become. We encourage all of our students to feel part of not only our school and local community but to embrace their position as global citizens.

We believe that all students can gain a level of global competence allowing them to succeed in all areas of their life. In order to do this we have created a curriculum that offers our pupils the opportunity to gain depth and breadth of knowledge in our exciting, innovative and ever-changing subject and to develop a range of skills. These include extrapolation, interpretation, graphicacy (the ability to understand and present information in the form of sketches, diagrams, maps etc), using geographic information systems (GIS), enquiry, evaluation, cartography, numeracy and in particular the advanced skill of synopticity (the ability to take the constituent points and factors of human, physical, cultural and environmental geography and make links between them).

Alongside this we offer extra-curricular opportunities for international fieldwork and pride ourselves on being a department with high academic standards that creates a real community of geographers. Our students are our department – they help out, they have a real voice about what we teach and they have opportunities throughout the year to engage with our gardening club, ‘geeky geography’ meetings and to take advantage of our revision opportunities.


Global competency

Geography skills are highly sought-after by employers. The ability to problem-solve, integrate effectively with others, use high numeracy and literacy skills and assess and evaluate to a high standard are taught through geography.

Even more importantly we teach about the world as it currently is, changing economies and populations, problems faced by cities, sustainable development and the problems facing us in a resource-squeezed world. However, we teach from a positive perspective: human ingenuity has led to a less divided world, to the development of technology that saves lives and protects environments and a real hope for future generations to create a more equitable and sustainable world.

Our curriculum at Key Stage 3 is designed by us, with a series of contextualised lessons and learning experiences for our pupils aligned with the Harris Federation schemes of work. We take the topic and core content so that our students can still sit the Federation standardised assessments but we ensure that our schemes of work and lessons are knowledge-focused and offer progression of core understanding for our pupils.

Synopticity is key to being an excellent geographer. It is the basis of geographical education and we pride ourselves on our students exceptional ability to engage with this from Year 7.

We intertwine skills teaching with content to offer pupils a rounded geographical education and ensure that our pupils are taught to write like a geographer as early as possible – getting the hang of incorporating place-specific detail into answers and learning that things are never black and white.

At Key Stage 4 we study the OCR Geography B syllabus.


We are proud to have been awarded the Secondary Geography Quality Mark 2017-20, awarded by the Geographical Association.

Follow us on Twitter @HARGeography.