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 Steve Double - Mayor of St Austell

Do you worry that decisions made now in the council chambers will affect you for decades to come? Mr Steve Double, Mayor of St Austell, fully recognises this. St Austell Youth Council has been in his imagination for several years. After becoming mayor, Mr Double knew this would be one of his first actions. He compiled a group of 13 top students to do this. These students are democratic, political and diplomatic; they don't just change what happens in schools, they suggest and carry out changes around St Austell.

Did you know?

St Austell Youth Council has been given £2000 from St Austell Council's budget with one task to complete 'to prepare St Austell for summer'!

St Austell Youth council meet with Steve Double

Did you know?

One of our on-going projects at the moment is 'Create a mural in shop windows scheme' where lively and colourful giant artwork goes into the windows of empty shops in the town. This is because many shops are currently vacant in town giving a dull, ghostly and lifeless feel about the place. If you can suggest the ideal empty shop in town, please place a suggestion in our 'suggestions box' in the school library.

Another project that is being looked into by Sara Gwilliams, St Austell Town Clerk is an outdoor cinema festival. This will be a one-day event held during the summer holidays. It will be hosted in a location yet to be decided and to show a film also yet to be chosen. There will be refreshments and a small entry fee to get in but it will be ideal for families!

If anyone can suggest a location or a film to watch (that is also appropriate for young ages) please post a comment in our suggestions box at school!

By Ben Bassett Year 9


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!