Headteacher's Blog

Welcome to the Raine's Foundation Headteacher's Blog, here you can read all the latest from Raine's directly from the head teacher.

Apr
26
2017

May 2017

Two terms completed and our attendance and behaviour data have improved dramatically. Attendance figures now at 95.3% and those counted as persistent absentees now fallen to below the national average. Good work from staff, parents and pupils. Exclusions figures now fallen to a 3rd of the national average. Well done to all students and staff. […]

Apr
26
2017

April 2017

Congratulations to Luan Veras in year 8 who has has been selected for the England National Judo squad. Amazing achievement.

Apr
25
2017

April 2017

New year 7s for sept 17. Potential maths scholars sat the exams today. 24 applications for up to 8 places. well done to all those students who did their best.

Mar
26
2017

March 2017

Year 8 art project. Incredible new design of the school entrance by year 8 students working in partnership with Allen and Overy and Bow arts.

Mar
26
2017

March 2017

Congratulations to our U14 and U16 basketball teams. National runners up and London finalists respectively. Basketball at Raine’s goes from strength to strength.

Jan
26
2017

January 2017

What an amazing day trip! Our Sixth Form scientists visited Cern in Switzerland to see the Hadron Collider. Fantastic trip supported by the Henry Raine Foundation 

Jan
26
2017

January 2017

I felt very proud as Headtecaher today as I took a group of students to St Paul’s cathedral for a celebration of London Diocesan schools and for 30 years service to the London Diocesan board by our chair of Governors,Liz Wolverson. Raine’s students also performed a dance routine whick mesmerised the audience. well done to all […]

May
16
2016

Summer Term – Week 4

9th May –  An OFSTED monitoring visit today.  All went well.  Waiting for a positive update next week. 10th May –  A successful visit from St Saviours primary school today – very charming students we hope will be coming to Raine’s in the future. 13th May – Yr 9 were fantastic today working with Tower […]

Apr
28
2016

Summer Term – Week 3

14th April – Year 7 parents evening It was great to see so many happy year 7 pupils and parents.  Thank you for completing our parent view questionnaire – a very positive response. Thank you Monday 25th April – A really successful DoE expedition to Chigwell Row on the weekend with  34 Raine’s students who  completed their […]

Apr
11
2016

Summer Term – Week 1

Thank you to all of you who have responded and fed back on the Uniform consultation. We have two samples of uniform on display in our Lower school Foyer if you would like to pop in and see. These are mock ups and not the finalised version. A huge thank you to both staff and […]

Jan
15
2016

Winter Term – Week 2

On Wednesday Raine’s played in the Borough Table Tennis Championships.  We entered 4 age groups – with our U13 girls playing up into the U15 Girls competition as well and we won all age groups. Congratulations to all involved   Mayowa, Joe, Shaun, Denon, Naequan, Kian, Shavain, Deneil, Samuel, Ardi, Jaynath, Adrita, Iolanda, Jada & Rosie

Dec
4
2015

Autumn Term Week 12

I returned to school this week after my jury service. Our sixth form, judged GOOD by Ofsted, hosted a very special event on Thursday 3rd December. Staff from Credit Suisse worked with a group of our sixth formers on ‘employability skills’. A Dragons Den theme ran throughout the day, with students presenting their ideas to […]

Nov
13
2015

Autumn Term Week 9

This week our school community was visited by Ofsted. To quote the lead inspector, we “approached the inspection with engagement, honesty and resilience, it was really appreciated by the team”   I would also like to thank the pupils, staff and governors for their work during the inspection.   The written report will be available […]

Nov
6
2015

Autumn Term Week 8

Next Thursday, 12th November, is one of our most important events of the year, our Sixth Form Open evening (5.00 pm – 7.00 pm). This is a great opportunity for our current pupils to check out what’s on offer. However, we will also give a very warm welcome to pupils from other schools who would […]

Oct
23
2015

Autumn Term Week 7

A big thank you to all the staff and parents for Thursday’s Year 10 Parents’ Evening.   Next week is half term and Monday 2nd November is a staff INSET day.  We are using this day to send all our staff to visit schools all over London and beyond to look at ‘best practice’ in […]

Oct
16
2015

Autumn Term Week 6

Our first parents’ evening takes place on Thursday 22 October, for year 10. This will provide an opportunity to hear how pupils have settled into their exam courses. Building on last week’s success, I am pleased to inform you that the Raine’s basketball team’s, boys and girls, have won all the Tower Hamlets’ inter-school championships. […]

Oct
9
2015

Autumn Term Week 5

Raine’s continues to achieve sporting success. This week our girls and boys became Year 10 & 11 Borough Basketball Champions. We are expecting similar success next week for years 7 – 9. On Wednesday, next week, I will be meeting with the Governors Standards Committee and going through the school’s strengths and areas for further […]

Oct
2
2015

Autumn Term Week 4

Next week’s ‘Thought for the Week’ celebrates men and women of integrity as part of Black History Month and looks back to 1970’s South Africa. Please click here to download the powerpoint. This week Raine’s pupils competed in two Tower Hamlets’ competitions. The Year 11 Football Team played very well beating Morpeth, Stepney Green and […]

Sep
25
2015

Autumn Term Week 3

Eid Mubarak to all our pupils and staff who celebrated Eid ul Adha on Thursday. On Wednesday we had a very successful Open Evening, for year 6 pupils, as they and their parent’s consider which secondary school to select for next September. Thanks to all the staff and pupils who helped make the evening such […]

Sep
18
2015

The First Two Weeks Back

As we approach the end of our first two weeks back, after the summer break, the school has quickly returned to normal. Year 7 have settled in well and lessons have settled down with pupils making a very positive start to the new school year. This week we have been welcoming year 6 pupils and […]

Sep
4
2015

Headteacher’s Welcome

I fully understand how important it is to you as parents and carers to select the right secondary school for your son or daughter. You will want the school to provide your child with opportunities to develop socially and academically in an environment which is challenging, caring and supportive. Raine’s Foundation school is able to […]