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KEAP Writing

On Tuesday, Anna Murphy a well-known writer for Knee High Theatre and Radio 4 visited Poltair School along with her apprentice Seth Hampshire who is a performance poet. They came to promote the Writing Squad Kernow, and in the session they gave us a flavour of what it is all about. The Writing Squad is run by KEAP (Kernow Education Arts Partnership). It is a club that runs every month (on Saturday) in Truro Library. As well as learning the craft of writing stories from top authors and poets, we also get their work published in books and read on the radio. The Writing Squad has been running for the past 3 years and I myself have been a squaddie for the past year. Over that year, I have had many exciting opportunities, such as selling my short story to the general public at the Penzance Exchange Gallery and getting my story read on Source FM. I also got a chance to read my short stories at an arts festival and meet and talk to 3 well-known authors: Phillip Reeve (author of Mortal Engines, Gill Lewis (author of Sky Hawk, White Dolphin and Moon Bear) and Michael Morpurgo (author of Private Peaceful, War Horse and many other great books!)

On Tuesday, Anna Murphy a well-known writer for Knee High Theatre and Radio 4 visited Poltair School along with her apprentice Seth Hampshire who is a performance poet. They came to promote the Writing Squad Kernow, and in the session they gave us a flavour of what it is all about. The Writing Squad is run by KEAP (Kernow Education Arts Partnership). It is a club that runs every month (on Saturday) in Truro Library. As well as learning the craft of writing stories from top authors and poets, we also get their work published in books and read on the radio. The Writing Squad has been running for the past 3 years and I myself have been a squaddie for the past year. Over that year, I have had many exciting opportunities, such as selling my short story to the general public at the Penzance Exchange Gallery and getting my story read on Source FM. I also got a chance to read my short stories at an arts festival and meet and talk to 3 well-known authors: Phillip Reeve (author of Mortal Engines, Gill Lewis (author of Sky Hawk, White Dolphin and Moon Bear) and Michael Morpurgo (author of Private Peaceful, War Horse and many other great books!)

So if you're a budding writer or just want to be creative come along to the writing squad. For more information please visit Mrs Trevarthen in the English Department.

This is what some of the pupils who took part in the tater session on Tuesday said...

"I really enjoyed taking part in something different as well as learning skills that will help me late on in life!" - Bethany Michael

"I really liked the fact that I was learning English without even realising it!" - Chloe Watson

"I relished the fact that the activities stretched my imagination and made me contact my creative side" - Ben Philp

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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

Resources

 

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!