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Mock Exams

Year 10 and 11 get exam ready!

Over the past fortnight, pupils in Year 10 and 11 have taken part in mock exams in preparation for their final GCSE exams that are fast approaching.

The exams are designed to give pupils a taste of what the final exam will be like whilst also providing an assessment point for teachers. For many pupils, this has highlighted where areas of strength exist and where, perhaps most importantly, they need to focus their energies on improving.

On Thursday 30 January, the pupils were issued their results in the style of a final results day, really giving a sense of what they might achieve. There were many happy pupils who were pleased that the preparation they had completed ahead of the exams had paid off.

Now that the mocks are complete, teachers will be inviting those pupils who require additional exam preparation support to attend enrichment sessions taking place after school between 3.00 and 4.15pm Tuesday-Friday. We would welcome your support in encouraging pupils to attend these sessions as we know from experience that attendance at these sessions can make a significant difference to the final grade achieved.

Can we also make a plea that you encourage your child to be in school for as many sessions as possible over the remainder of this academic year - attendance at all lessons makes a huge difference to overall performance.

In the next month, we will also be holding meetings with parents and carers of pupils who we are particularly concerned about achieving their best possible grades in all of their subjects.

The final exam period is fast approaching and there is plenty of advice and guidance to help. A good starting place is the following websites:

Look out on our website for more guidance on how to help your child to prepare for their exams - coming soon!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's performance in the mock exams or indeed their performance in class, please contact their subject teacher in the first instance.

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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.

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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!