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06/06/24

HRSF psychology and sociology students were treated to an academic outreach programme put on by the Institute of Education at University College London. pic.twitter.com/DhC2KZjuGh

04/06/24

This week a group of our sixth formers attended an English Literature event at Royal Holloway, University of London.They received keynote lectures on key texts such as Shakespeare’s Othello and were given a tour around the beautiful campus. pic.twitter.com/UAC8SQZix9

04/06/24

On Tuesday 22nd May, Politics students at Harris Rainham Sixth Form received a visit from Mrs Lee Ward, a member of Thurrock Council. Mrs Ward is the councillor for the West Thurrock and South Stifford ward and represents the Labour Party. pic.twitter.com/nsYCMfU4aR

04/06/24

HRSF has a Chess Society!Chess is a game of objectivity, concentration and commitment. It has been associated with better educational outcomes, helping students to improve their memory and deepen their focus.If you are interested in joining: Music Room- Thursday Lunch. pic.twitter.com/XbfeYKPZ1S

04/06/24

We wanted to acknowledge more fantastic achievements this week. Enoch and Harrison have both been accepted onto different STEM programmes which will support them on their journey towards university and STEM focused careers. pic.twitter.com/XvyqpWbJ3e

03/05/24

Congratulations to Aliyah who has been accepted onto the Target Bath programme!Target Bath supports students of Black African and Caribbean heritage to gain places at the University of Bath. pic.twitter.com/uuPGanRVqC

03/05/24

Congratulations to Jomi who has been accepted onto the Bright Ideas Medicine Pathway. Jomi has already benefitted from Saturday sessions and will soon be attending a medical summer school at Anglia Ruskin University. What a fantastic opportunity! pic.twitter.com/auietyIn8K

29/04/24

We wanted to congratulate Oden who has been invited to attend an Insight Day with Macquarie, a large asset management group. Oden will then have the opportunity to apply for a work placement and a possible financial scholarship for university through the company. Well done! pic.twitter.com/r42EW8PNTL

29/04/24

We wanted to highlight a fantastic achievement from Nimrut, who has been selected to take part in the Sutton Trust US Programme following an application process. Nimrut is one of 100 students who were selected nationally, and we are very proud as a sixth form team. pic.twitter.com/IZaMvueaX9

29/04/24

A huge well done to our year 12 HRSF basketball team! This was our first ever competitive basketball game and the boys represented HSRF incredibly well. We are so proud of them and can’t wait for their next game! pic.twitter.com/rxI6LqzKhB

01/04/24

We look forward to welcoming our year 12 sixth form students into our new building in April! Please check out our website to see the progress over the last year. pic.twitter.com/LiKVoCf4j9

07/03/24

This event raised £238.14 today, all proceeds will go towards supporting the charity ‘Choose Love’. This charity provides humanitarian aid to, and advocacy for, refugees around the world. Thank you to all sixth formers, HAR students and staff who have supported today!

07/03/24

A huge thank you to Shafkat who organised the event, with help from Mahum, Paige, Beatriz, Rihanna and Ayman who brought in homemade food and volunteered on the stall. A special mention to Mahum and our HAR helpers who created intricate Henna designs!

07/03/24

Our student-led Islamic society and our MAAC society (Middle Eastern, Asian, African, and Caribbean) have worked together to put on an event to celebrate Ramadan. pic.twitter.com/e02m2dS5vY

06/03/24

The STEM lecture was delivered by Dr. Stephen Price and explored methods of understanding the human brain, while the humanities lecture was led by Dr. Michael Loy and looked at theatrical performance in Ancient Greece.

06/03/24

A group of our sixth form students visited Queens’ College, Cambridge today. After an introduction to the specific requirements of the Oxbridge application process, and an extensive tour of the college, our students attended taster lectures in STEM and the humanities. pic.twitter.com/1VUEEh2M0B

06/03/24

. Through meaningful conversations, students gained valuable insights into potential career paths while receiving mentorship and guidance from experienced professionals.

06/03/24

To celebrate National Interview Week, Your Game Plan conducted online interviews with our year 12 cohort. Volunteers from diverse backgrounds conducted these interviews, delving into students' interests, subjects, and future aspirations. pic.twitter.com/o4XOgFa8Tj

06/03/24

A huge well done to our year 12 HRSF football team! This was our first ever competitive football match and the boys represented HSRF so well. A special mention to Adrian for being awarded POTM! pic.twitter.com/A5imLNYaCv

05/01/24

These taster sessions aim to provide students, who are applying to HRSF, with an insight into the subject at A-Level. The session will delve into a topic on the A-Level course and allow students to experience the content which they will be studying beyond GCSE.

E-Safety

To address e-safety issues facing young people today, including the use of social media, the internet, Facebook, chatrooms and new phone technologies, we have a dedicated programme which educates students about online dangers.

As part of our tutor programme and PRSHE curriculum, students are taught about online safety by covering a range of topics such as:

  • Managing risks and personal safety: online reputation, privacy and digital cleanse; building and maintaining a positive professional online presence; social media platforms
  • Media literacy and digital resilience: social media and distorted perspectives; being a critical consumer; reporting content and accessing help
  • Mental health and emotional wellbeing: pressure to conform

Our e-safety team

The e-safety team at Harris Rainham Sixth Form consists of the following members of staff:

  • Gareth Stananought, Principal - reviews all policies and practices annually
  • Usa Divakaran, Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) - updates our e-Safety and ICT policies annually, provides the direct link between safeguarding training and student awareness, and delivers staff training and students assemblies
  • Christina Holland, Vice Principal
  • Robert Jukes, Assistant principal
  • Francesca Osborn, Head of Year 12 - delivers staff training and student assemblies and contributes to the development and evaluation of our e-safety learning programme
  • Schools Police Officer, PC Drew Heath - the e-safety link between school and police who investigates any concerns that require police involvement, involving the child and parent/carer at all times, until a conclusion is reached
  • Isaac Olarewaju, ICT Technician - contributes technical advice to the development and evaluation of our e-safety learning programme

All staff at the Sixth Form receive annual safeguarding training and a CPD update briefing session to ensure the latest technologies or trends are discussed.


Support for carers/parents

We teach our sixth formers online safety as part of the curriculum, but it is vital that all carers/parents are aware of the risks and what they can do to develop a culture of online safety in their family home.

For any concerns about a child's or young adults’s online safety, there is always someone at at sixth form to speak to. Please call us and ask to speak to Francesca Osborn (Head of Year) or Mrs Divakaran, Designated Safeguarding Lead. You can also speak to any member of staff.

The following links also offer support and information.

Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support.

Common Sense Media provide independent reviews, age ratings and other information about all types of media for children and their parents.

Government advice about protecting children from specific online harms such as child sexual abuse, sexting, and cyberbullying.

Government advice about security and privacy settings, blocking unsuitable content, and parental controls.

Internet Matters provide age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world.

Let’s Talk About It provides advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation.

London Grid for Learning provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online.

Lucy Faithfull Foundation Stop It Now resource can be used by parents and carers who are concerned about someone’s behaviour, including children who may be displaying concerning sexual behaviour (not just about online).

National Crime Agency/CEOP Think U Know provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online.

Parent Zone provides help for parents and carers on how to keep their children safe online.

UK Safer Internet Centre provide tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online.


Policies

Our E-Safety Policy can be found on our Safeguarding page.

Our Acceptable Use of ICT Policy can be found of our Student Welfare page.