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On Wednesday, 30 April, Katie Sturtridge, Rebecca Short, Jessica Allen and I were privileged enough to be invited to the Keay Theatre, Cornwall College St Austell for The Kernow Youth Book Awards. A book award like none other! Our group was put together by Mrs Hancock, and assisted by Mrs Rootes.

Kernow book awards group

This year, Kernow King was present - it's not often you meet Cornish Royalty (we're an Ethnic Minority now)! As ever, he put his comical spin on things - starting with a few Cornish jokes. Kernow King also had a lengthy conversation with us about his days at Poltair and expressed his opinion on the teachers: "Mrs Golding and Mrs Gaukroger were my favourite teachers". This was followed by a shocked face when we said they are still teaching us!

Two authors: Liz Kessler and Chris Higgins were also in attendance. Liz Kessler and Chris Higgins are both award-winning authors of 'North of Nowhere' and 'The Day I Met Suzie' respectively. Both authors did a Q&A and a book-signing (pictured).

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The nominated books were 'North of Nowhere' by Liz Kessler, 'The Day I Met Suzie' by Chris Higgins, 'The Bunker Diary' by Kevin Brooks, 'The Battles of Ben Kingdom' by Andrew Beasley, 'Hero on a Bicycle' by Shirley Hughes and the winning book 'The Street Cat Named Bob' By James Bowen. We also had a Pasty!

The day was epic!

Do you like reading? Have you read any of the books above (I strongly recommend them)? Have you read any outstanding books recently? Why not sign up to take part next year - just put down your name on the list displayed in the library to be part of this amazing experience.

By Ben Bassett Year 9

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Year 6 Transition

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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!