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16/07/19

…. who has completed her degree in ceramics at Brighton University and who now works as a professional artist. https://t.co/VRdPFIc1yd https://t.co/rKq5yoWoD7

16/07/19

Scarlet Hermida won a Jack Petchy award for her achievements in netball. She decided she wanted to spend her winnings with the art department. Scarlett chose to do a ceramics workshop with ex-student of the school Rachel Lemmon more ...

16/07/19

Reminder: Year 10 Parents' Evening today, Tuesday 16th. See website for details. If you do not know your appointment time please contact the school as soon as possible.https://t.co/ZyFr30QQtK

15/07/19

Festivals of Sport at HAR Year 7 is on 16th July, is on 17th July. Pupils will be off timetable on their Festival day. They should arrive to school in full school PE kit. and meet at the sports hall at 9am where they will be registered by PE staff. https://t.co/42cHjTPJqw

12/07/19

End of term arrangements. Letter from the Principal. https://t.co/j90oARN7BP

10/07/19

Summer Challenges for Year 6 students joining HAR in September https://t.co/i9sUDavZvJ

09/07/19

Last day of term arrangements. Information for parents https://t.co/hRJFPH7fHv

09/07/19

Non Uniform Day - Tomorrow Wednesday 10th July https://t.co/g8GHoqOQ1N

28/06/19

Year 10 Parents' Evening Tuesday 16th July 2019 4pm to 7pm. See attached letter. A letter with appointment time has been sent home for each student. https://t.co/QuH2n6HZAY

28/06/19

get it signed by their parent/guardian and bring into school when they start in September. Anyone who manages to read more than Mr Stananought does will get a chance to have a hot chocolate morning meeting with him to talk about the books they have read. https://t.co/Gi9YlpXA2l

28/06/19

Principal's Reading Challege. Mr Stananought challenged all our Year 6 transition students to read more books than he can over the summer holidays. Students need to make a list of al thel books they read (and they must be proper books, not comics or picture books), .. more

26/06/19

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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

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Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education

At Harris Academy Rainham we enable students to become 'profoundly human' by helping them to engage with the greatest that has been thought and said

To do this we place Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural eduction (SMSC) at the heart of the academy. Every Monday afternoon, students attend Learning Guidance sessions from 3:30pm to 4:30pm in which they are taught Personal, Social and Health Education (PHSE) and reflect on issues related to SMSC. This session is closely related to the academy assembly programme which takes place during this time. Each subject area at the school also contributes to PHSE and SMSC through the curriculum they provide and the enrichment activities they offer outside of formal lessons.

The heart of our academy is our ethos of Belong, Believe, Become. From the beginning of Year 7 until the end of Year 11, all our students strive to live according to the academy’s values. It is important that every member of the Harris Academy Rainham community - staff and students alike - see these beliefs as their own. They are not just the values we hold deep in our academy, they are also an extension of the values of the UK (see British Values below). We hold that our Academy should provide students with a deep sense of belonging to a caring community, the belief in themselves and their unbounded potential and the opportunities to become more than they thought was possible.  


What do we mean by SMSC?

SMSC stands for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education and covers:

  • Spiritual: explore beliefs and experience; respect values; discover oneself and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.
  • Moral: recognise right and wrong; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.
  • Social: use social skills in different contexts; work well with others; resolve conflicts; understand how communities work.
  • Cultural: appreciate cultural influences; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.

How we teach SMSC

At Harris Aacedmy Rainham we deliver our SMSC education and Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) content in a variety of ways. These include curriculum lessons, assemblies, learning guidance sessions on a monday period 4 and through drop down days.

Full details can be found in the document SMSC Provision 2018-19, which can be downloaded from our Teaching and Learning page.


British Values

The academy recognises the importance of instilling British values in our pupils. We believe there are five essential strands to what it means to be British:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Challenging discrimination
  • Mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.

These British values are incorporated into our school values of Believe, Belong, Become. In order to believe, we feel that you need to respect others faiths and beliefs and agree with the principals of the democratic process. To belong, it is important to be tolerant of others faiths and beliefs and respect the rule of law in society. Finally, to become, we feel you should respect and value peoples individual liberty for the benefit of all.

Believe

Belong

Become

Democracy

Respect

Rule of Law

Tolerance

Individual Liberty

Download our curruculum map for British values, as well as some examples of presentations given to students on topics such as democracy, from the bottom of this page.


Democracy

We have our own Student Council made of up of democratically elected students. We also have a Student Leadership Group as well as a Head Boy and Head Girl selected by an interview process. Students are taught about democracy in a variety of ways including during PHSE sessions, assemblies, extracurricular clubs, and in subject-specific content about the importance of democracy.


The Rule of Law

The importance of laws, whether those that govern the class, the academy or the country, is consistently reinforced throughout all aspects of academy life. Students and parents are taught the value and reasons behind the school rules that govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. We also have talks from the Community Police Office team on the rule of law.


Individual Liberty

Students are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. We educate and provide boundaries for students to make choices safely, by providing a safe environment and an empowering education. Students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) programme, participation in extra-curricular clubs and in all aspects of school life.


Mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Harris Academy Rainham is situated in a culturally diverse area and we place a great emphasis on promoting diversity within the student and staff body. Our lessons, assemblies and form sessions reinforce this. Members of different faiths or religions are free to express themselves and encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes.


A cross-curricular approach

We deliver a cross-curricular approach to the delivery of SMSC, including British values.

Assemblies. Regular sessions throughout the year focus on themes that link to British values, for example, human rights and freedom.

Learning guidance sessions. These are tutorial activities that encourage the exploration and application of British values which we feel are not covered in sufficient depth within lessons and require additional coverage. These are spread across the year and cover:

  • Democracy (Autumn 1)
  • The Rule of Law (Autumn 2)
  • The UK tripartite system (Spring 1)
  • Freedom of faith in the UK (Spring 2)
  • Religious beliefs and practice (Summer1)
  • Challenging discrimination (Summer 2)

We have mapped how other subjects deliver knowledge and understanding of key concepts that link to British values. See our curriculum map downloadable below.