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15/03/19

Parents' Consultation Evening for Years 7 and 9 Thursday 4th April from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. For details see https://t.co/H99GppKZNK

14/03/19

Our student council are holding a bake sale tomorrow for red nose day. Donations of cakes gratefully received. https://t.co/k3OWUFMPkD

08/03/19

Our wonderful Miss Holland getting Year 11s ready for Physics Mock this morning. Great turnout shows how much they value Miss Holland's dedication and teaching. Holly (Y11) said 'it was really fast paced but Miss Holland manages to do it in a way that everyone can understand'. https://t.co/JhFTa1wp7S

06/03/19

This morning your child was issued with their exam timetable and booklet for the GCSE 2019 summer exams. Please take the time to go through this with them. A copy of the booklet is on the website and their exam timetable is on MCAS

27/02/19

Upcoming Heritage and Cultural Events: https://t.co/EwAC3P0Xcd https://t.co/JEF8Lkit4O

27/02/19

HAR Heritage and Cultural Week One: https://t.co/TBapKHTKh1 https://t.co/Up1kovAEvk

15/02/19

Message from Havering Council https://t.co/rkHFXoN4Xy

15/02/19

We certainly felt the love yesterday at the Harris Academy Rainham! Roses were SOLD OUT! before the end of lunch, with roses making their way to the lucky secret admirers https://t.co/2PKxSQlHYB

14/02/19

Year 11 Half Term Intervention Timetable now available on our website at https://t.co/0C1H1B1qQQ

08/02/19

Year 8 Options Booklet has been published on our website. See https://t.co/Ti9QQCN6f5

07/02/19

, An Options Evening for Year 8 students is taking place on Tuesday 12th February between 4pm and 7pm in the main school hall. Can you please contact school reception on 01708 552811 or e-mail a.richards.org.uk to arrange a suitable time for your https://t.co/9ca6PnU6yp

05/02/19

Another fantastic result by Ata, who achieved 10/10 on his Scholastic Reading quiz for the book ‘Stay out of the Basement’ today. Keep up the good work. Parents of Year7 and 8 students, please continue to encourage your child to read and quiz their Scholastic books. https://t.co/nlFNQOY1vg

01/02/19

Duke of Edinburgh Award students took time out this morning to read with some Year8 students. Making new friends and sharing stories is a great way to start the day!’ https://t.co/EkifLi2FMh

30/01/19

A small group of 10 students worked with the artist Grace Du Prez to explore the technique of 3D drawing. Students used special heated pens to draw using melted plastic – creating a variety of 3D shapes that can be used in their coursework portfolios https://t.co/eK3h1LRNVC

30/01/19

An Options Evening for Year 8 students is taking place on Tuesday 12th February between 4pm and 7pm in the main school hall. Can you please contact school reception on 01708 552811 or e-mail a.richards.org.uk to arrange a suitable time for your meeting. https://t.co/JQoHe8vbVh

28/01/19

Massive well done to Freddie for obtaining 10/10 on his Scholastic Reading quiz for the book ‘The Number 7 shirt’ today. Keep up the good work. Parents of Year7 and 8 students, please continue to encourage your child to be read and quiz their Scholastic books. Thank you https://t.co/o9KdeRRkpD

21/01/19

Year 11 Mock Examinations will take place from Monday 25th February until Friday 15th March. See full timetable details below. https://t.co/8VVvPl89cE https://t.co/04RWuTaH5G

15/01/19

Reminder. Year 11 meetings tonight to discuss mock exam results. Letters were sent home with appointments times. Please contact the school if you are not aware of your scheduled time.

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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.