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Last Thursday, current and past pupils celebrated outstanding achievements at the school's annual Awards Evening where over 400 guests, pupils, teachers and parents were in attendance.

The evening started at 5.15pm with the presentation of examination certificates to ex-Year 11 pupils with moving tributes and words of advice from the four Heads of House, Mr Foster, Mrs Bond, Miss Owens and Miss Sullivan.

At 7.30pm the main awards ceremony began where awards were presented for outstanding achievement and endeavour in the full range of subject areas, top students in each House and Governor Awards for remarkable determination to succeed.

The Governor's Award for 'all round contribution' to the school went to ex-Year 11 pupil, Abby Crane who Deputy Headteacher, Miss White described as a pupil who made the most of every opportunity at school and someone always willing to support the school in anyway asked of her.

The Headteacher's Award went to current Year 11 pupil, Tori Marks who collected five awards in total on the evening. Stephen Tong, Headteacher made reference to the exceptional academic and sporting abilities of Tori.Ben Bassett, Charlotte Grigg and Ryan Collins all received at least four awards representing remarkable achievements across a range of subjects.

The awards were presented by Alan Wroath, who entertained the audience with his keynote speech about the considerable improvement journey the school has been on and the importance of being proud of where you came from.

The audience were entertained with exceptional musical performances from Andreia Bras, Daniel Hall, Chloe Jarvis and Adam Northcott.

Mr Tong, spoke of his pride and privilege at leading such an inclusive and hardworking school and praised the successes and achievements of all the students in attendance.

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Home Learning Wonder Wall

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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!