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On Friday 25 October at 12pm, fifty four Year 10 and 11 pupils, together with Mr Foster and Miss Owens, began the 24 hour challenge for our 3 chosen charities:- Mount Edgcumbe Hospice, the RNLI and Care International. We started off with a massive game of dodgeball and then spent the following 23 hours working our way through various activities - from dodgeball to dingbats, from 'Game of Life' to games of 'Just Dance', from badminton to basketball, 'Rock-it ball' to 'Rummikub', kickboxing to kingpin; and table tennis to trampolining. Most of us continued through the small hours - with someone being active in every one of the 24 very long and tiring hours! Particular highlights had to be the mass game of benchball on the Friday evening, playing 'one knee' at about 3am, some of the Year 11's playing the longest version of 'Game of Life' EVER; and everyone's somewhat tired attempts at dodgeball on the Saturday morning!

Joined by a large number of staff throughout the 24 hours, we continued to challenge ourselves to keep going and experience as many activities as we could. Some slept, some kept going but everyone had a great time and we have hopefully raised a massive amount for charity.

Please can we remind all participants to bring in their sponsor forms and money raised to Mrs Chard in the Finance Office (break and lunch times only)as soon as possible.

Well done to all of those who took part - 24 hours is not easy, but you stuck with it! And a massive thank you to all of the staff who gave up their time to come and supervise the event.


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.


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!