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Our annual 11th November Remembrance Assembly 2013 marked a very special occasion for pupils and staff at Poltair School. It was an opportunity for pupils and staff to come together to reflect upon the contribution of British servicemen and women since the First World War.

In the previous two assemblies, the focus for remembrance has been the 'boys' of Poltair School who fought and died in both wars. This year, a particular emphasis was placed upon recent conflicts in order to provide pupils with a broader understanding of the legacy of the First World War.

A selection of readers from Years 10-11 did an excellent job in informing pupils and staff about the history surrounding this very important day. Mr Tong read the poem, 'Taking a stand' by John Bailey and at the end of the assembly, Chelsea Payton played the last post on the bugle which added a very poignant moment to the occasion.

We were extremely fortunate to have support from the Royal British Legion, and have Retired Commander Ian Inskip of the Royal Navy who fought during the Falklands War 1982. He described his experiences and what Remembrance Day means to him; the 12 June 1982 was when 14 of his crew were killed in a missile attack by the Argentinians. Pupils and staff were fascinated to listen to his experiences but also learnt about the Falklands War, which for many pupils was new to them.

Ian Inskip is more than happy to come into school again to run an extra - curricular session for pupils, parents and staff on the Falklands War. If anyone is interested, please contact Miss Venn by email so a suitable time and venue can be arranged [email protected]


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!