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Over the next three weeks we will be hosting our annual Masterchef competition.

Lynsey Toms, teacher of Design Technology and co-organiser of this year's event says "There seems to be a lot of excitement and friendly rivalry ensuing amongst the staff and the students, which is creating an air of enthusiasm around the school".

Last year saw a good number of entrants but this year's entries have already exceeded that number - the level of interest shown by the students (and staff!) has been fabulous and I am sure we will see our budding young chefs excel throughout the competition.

The teams will be provided with a tray of ingredients from which to create their master piece, although they will not be told what they are to cook until the competition begins. This ensures that nobody has had any essential practice time before the event!

The Years 7 and 8 heat takes place on Wednesday 22 January - after school, followed by Years 9, 10 and 11 on the 5 February. These will be judged by an internal bank of school staff before finalists are chosen to compete against each other in the grand finale on 12 February. The final will see guest judges coming to the school; these include Grant Mather, senior lecturer in catering at Cornwall College.

During the final there will be a great sense of friendly rivalry; this may be down to the fantastic set of prizes that we have up for grabs - these prizes have been kindly donated from local businesses and include a signed book from award winning local chef Nathan Outlaw - who sent his personal good luck messages to the teams, a free family pass to the Eden Project and gift vouchers for Frankie and Benny's restaurant amongst others.

Last year's overall winners were Miss Claire White and Callum Hancock. Miss White, Deputy Head at Poltair has re-entered the competition this year. The question is - can she retain her crown or will she have to relinquish the title of Poltair Masterchef to somebody else for this year?

Watch this space!


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!