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The Kernow Youth Book Awards is an award voted for purely by teenagers. The 6 shortlisted books this year were Entangled by Cat Clarke, Itch by Simon Mayo, My Name is Mina by David Almond, Small Change for Stuart by Lissa Evans, White Dolphin by Gill Lewis and Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Pupils in Cornish schools then read the 6 books and voted for their favourite book to find the winner. The awards ceremony was brilliant. Some schools gave a presentation about their favourite book and these were quite interesting because they were presented in a variety of ways - short films, plays, reading extracts and PowerPoint presentations. Two of the authors came to do a talk, Chris Higgins and Lissa Evans who both also did book signings. Lissa Evans signed my copy of Big Change for Stuart and we had a quick chat - she's very down to earth. The other authors who could not make it did however send us a video answering questions and talking about their books.

The awards were led by Bob McCredie who we all know from Pirate FM.He also signed his new picture for young children called Freddy the Flamingo. Included in the afternoon was some fruit and a Kit-Kat and as it's the KERNOW youth book awards of course there was a pasty which as we Cornish folk say was absolutely 'ansome!

Now you all want to find out who won the awards... Well the results are in...

The results were close and the winner was A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

My favourite book was White Dolphin by Gill Lewis. Our other favourites were Itch voted for by Teigan, My Name is Mina voted for by Katy and Entangled voted for by Matthew.

Thanks to Mrs Hancock, Miss Braithwaite, Mrs Warwick, Katy Mumford, Matthew Horsfield and Teigan Nicholls for supporting the awards.

Who knows you could be at KYBA this time next year meeting your favourite authors! If you would like to get involved then speak to Mrs Hancock in the library.

Report written by Ben Bassett


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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.


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



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!