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24/05/19

Year 10 Mock Examination Timetable June 17th to 28th https://t.co/SHWRnoh8bl

23/05/19

Year 11 May Half Term Intervention Timetable https://t.co/1HIRnYnwJN

22/05/19

Calling all teenagers!! The borough libraries are looking for volunteers for their Summer Reading Challenge this year. Why not sign up and do something worthwhile this summer. Ask the School Librarian for more details https://t.co/o3P3VeuYEs

15/05/19

Year 11 students working hard during warm up sessions in preparation for their first Science exam yesterday. Well done all. https://t.co/Vdelb9wo8m

15/05/19

The Harris Experience group visited Christie's Auction House on Friday 10th May. They took part in a 'guess the price' activity and produced their own auction house. Students will now start an art project where their creation will be auctioned off! https://t.co/jeEd1Ts3po

14/05/19

An Inspection of Harris Academy Rainham by Ofsted will take place on 15th and 16th May 2019. For full details please see our website. https://t.co/sg0hCE2Sdd

09/05/19

Another successful Duke of Edinburgh volunteering reading session in the library this morning. A great way to start the day. https://t.co/IUepEyI4R8

09/05/19

Year7 students used their research skills in the school library last week, to find out information about King James the 1st. Books and technology working in partnership to fulfil this task. Excellent work all https://t.co/4izKGjvci5

03/05/19

GCSE Students have worked extremely hard over the last few days on their final art pieces for their examination. https://t.co/yjZpP55Bug https://t.co/9F1f0OGvLW

02/05/19

Reminder - talk at 6pm this evening. All welcome. https://t.co/wXlTsUaiKi

30/04/19

Child Criminal Exploitation / County Lines Talk. Would you be able to spot the signs if your child was being criminally exploited? Come along to a talk from Trident Police on Thursday 2nd May 6pm at Harris Academy Rainham to hear how this works. https://t.co/cQL1380K6J

12/04/19

Students in Year 10 taking Fast Track Maths also need to come to school on Monday 29th April to sit their Maths Mock GCSE paper at 9am. Many thanks for all your support this term. https://t.co/67Z3HFc9oX

12/04/19

Wishing all our students, parents, staff and friends a peaceful, relaxing and safe Easter break. Students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 return to school on Tuesday 30th April. Students in Year 11 return on Monday 29th April.... https://t.co/fpVmtceqaP

10/04/19

Retweetd From School Space

New Irish dancing classes ☘️ at our wonderful partner school Starting on Sat 6 April! could you spread the word please! https://t.co/oPRdo991Bx

10/04/19

Y10 student Sorin teaching Spanish to Year 7 students at after school Spanish club. It is lovely to see students mature and develop during their time at HAR and to see them giving back to others at the Academy. Well done Sorin You truly embody our Belong, Believe, Become ethos. https://t.co/K1op4Oy7i6

08/04/19

are delighted to be able to offer our Year 11 students a comprehensive intervention timetable during the Easter Break https://t.co/my6omX4CN1

05/04/19

Lovely hot chocolate Fridays with the Principal, last week with Year 8 and this week with Year 9. The students are nominated by staff for their exemplary behaviour, excellent attitude to their learning and embodying our Belong, Believe, Become ethos. https://t.co/ZzgnJUpM21

05/04/19

Harris Rainham74Harris Academy Rainham has been awarded the Gold level of the National SMSC Quality Mark, which recognises excellence in spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) education. For full story see: https://t.co/fOyiPFcGgt…/national-gold-award-for-… https://t.co/c3Q7UCDbTa

05/04/19

Mr Marill and headboy Rory running their after school karate classes every Tuesday. There are still places available. See Miss Jones in the PE Department for a letter. https://t.co/itMvGOLWlP

25/03/19

Brigade our uniform supplier is offering a 15% discount on orders placed during 25th March – 1st April. Please visit https://t.co/jmZu1sdZQu and place your order using the promotional code: SPRING1519

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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.