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The Summer holiday was an exciting time for many of our new Year 7's, and current Year 7's, as they attended the third annual Poltair Summer Challenge. These pupils enjoyed a fantastic opportunity to make new friends, meet Poltair student prefects and staff, build confidence, develop a variety of skills by completing a wide range of Outdoor Education challenges, boost their Numeracy and Literacy skills and most importantly, they had lots of fun. In fact, many of the students took part in the Summer Challenge for two weeks over the holidays!

The pupils had a great time completing the challenges and tasks set by the staff at Porthpean: many of the pupils took part in activities for the first time, whilst others overcame fears and unlocked a new level of confidence in their abilities. Some of the tasks included archery, mountain biking, orienteering, canoeing, rock pooling, high ropes and fantastic team building tasks such as "The Beast" and "The Gutter Run". Of course, highlights not only included the 'Pirate Day in Fowey', but also watching Mr Adams and Mr Shepherd get stuck on the high ropes!

It was fantastic to see so many students excel in such a broad range of skills, even before they begin their time at Poltair School, and we are extremely excited to see these young people bring these skills to the classroom.

We plan to offer this amazing opportunity to next year's new Year 7's, and we hope to see even more young people get involved.

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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

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!