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We are in the process of writing to all parents and carers to update you on your child's attendance to date. The national average for school attendance is 95% which equates to no more than 9 days of absence from school. All absence, even when the school is made aware of the reason, reduces a child's overall attendance percentage.

absence, even when the school is made aware of the reason, reduces a child's overall attendance percentage. When a child is absent from school, they are missing out on learning activity and ultimately, this will impact on how successful a child is at the end of their secondary education. Many of our pupils have good attendance and demonstrate determination in being in school even on days when they might feel under the weather. The impact of this is reflected in their good achievement in subject areas and being on target to achieve good GCSE and BTEC grades in school. However, we still have a large number of pupils whose attendance is below 91% which is of concern.

As you receive your child's attendance certificate, please can we urge you to reflect on any absence your child has had this year, and if needed, consider how they can best be supported to further improve their attendance to national standards. Your child's tutor is the first point of contact should you need to discuss your child's attendance. If your child's attendance certificate has an "N" for any period, this means that we have not yet been informed of the reason for the absence and this currently indicates that it is unauthorised. Please can you let us know the reason for this absence so that we can update our records?

For all children whose attendance is above 95%, we will be rewarding with entry in to a draw, taking place later this term with an opportunity to win a range of excellent prizes.

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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.

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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

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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!