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In light of Coronavirus Poltair School is postponing all planned events until further notice. We will update further on the School's plans for rearrangement of these events in due course. These include our: Paris trip Plymouth Aquarium trip School production of Annie Year 6 tours of the School/Open Events Sports Fixtures Ten Tors training Lettings Following further guidance from school, PE after school clubs and fixtures will not be taking place for the foreseeable future. Thank you for your continued support.... Read More...

Saturday 29th February was a mixture of freezing temperatures, bright sunshine with blue skies and raging hailstorms with ferocious winds - it enabled the team to show true grit and determination. Tia-Louise Townsend reflects on a day with so many scenarios; 'We stepped out and worked hard to overcome the challenges that came face to face with us. Despite the conditions, we kept our spirts high and kept pushing on. We were shown that Dartmoor really is unpredictable and we needed to be prepared for anything throughout. We worked hard as a team to encourage and help... Read More...

Library

Did you know that Poltair School has a well-resourced library which includes fiction and non-fiction texts for a variety of interests? It contains over 9000 books, as well as newspapers and magazines. All the fiction books are arranged alphabetically, the non-fiction are arranged using the Dewey system that runs numerically from 1 to 999. We also have a Shakespeare section, as well as poetry, reference and a Cornish area. In order to borrow anything, students are required to know their log in number, and can borrow books for up to 2 weeks. The library is... Read More...

Saturday 8th February arrived between storms! The team hit the South moor with a purposeful and energetic step! Conor Aubrey reflects on a truly positive experience, 'On Saturday the weather could not have been better; blue skies and warm weather - it was great! I had a great time... we all did exceptionally well - I couldn't have been prouder of the team! We were ahead of time all day.' Week 4 training exposed the strengths within the team. An incredible start to Phase 2 of the Ten Tors training programme where the team maintained an... Read More...

Saturday 25th January dawned with a different light and stillness than previous Dartmoor training days. A crucial part of the training programme took place preparing the teams for overnight training in the months ahead. 'At Perranporth, the first thing I noticed was, of course, was the weather. Different from the contrasting conditions we have learnt to expect from Dartmoor, the sun was shining and a light wind from the sea blasted our faces - it was a welcome change! We started off with a full kit check in preparation for the months of training ahead where we... Read More...

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Year 6 Transition

Helping to support parents and students with the transition from Primary to Secondary School

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Home Learning Wonder Wall

Well done to all the excellent work students are producing please see some examples of the work completed each day during distance learning.

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Policy Review

Dear Parents and Carers


As you may be aware, the statutory guidance from the Department for Education around Relationships and Sex Education has changed. Here at Poltair School, we have worked hard to think about how to teach this to our students, making sure that our lessons are engaging and designed to suit the needs of all of our students in an age appropriate manner. Students will have a lesson called Personal Development once a fortnight, in which this and other topics will be covered. This was formerly known as Morals and Ethics.


We would like to get feedback from our community in order to finalise our policy on the delivery of this important curriculum area. Our draft policy is available on our website for your consideration, and we welcome any questions, comments or feedback via email to Clare Price ([email protected]). When we are able to open up the site to parents and carers, we will hold a review and consultation meeting at school to consider our policy and delivery further. Please send any communications by 10th July 2020 at the latest.

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Policy - Relationships & Sex Education

Policy - Relationships & Sex Education


Contact during exceptional circumstances

It is important that all children, families and professionals are able to contact key staff to share information in respect of safeguarding and concerns.

Following the wider opening of all CELT schools, there is now a member of the safeguarding team on duty in school every day. Please contact the school directly and ask for the DSL if you have any concerns you wish to discuss.

The dedicated CELT e mail address is still in operation and can be used if, for any reason, you are unable to contact the school;

[email protected]

This will be monitored during office hours only, Monday to Friday.

However, you should contact the Police or Social Care if you feel that a child is at risk of immediate serious harm.


Moments in Time 2020


A reflection on the ideas, thoughts, feelings, surroundings and effects of the Corona school closures on Poltair pupils.


The Poltair Art Department have started a Poltair Pinterest page.


Students are emailing work they have completed at home to their teachers, the work is then showcased on the page.


Some fantastic work on there already:


Moments in Time 2020 - Pinterest

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Free Software For Children

Following our upgrade to Office 365 we can now offer all students free licenses to use the latest version of Microsoft Office at home, this includes Microsoft Office on a Mac, and also Microsoft Office on Android or iOS.

Office 365 At Poltair

Click the link above to download your copy now!