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Shelter Box

On Wednesday 10th December we were visited by Joe Cannon from ShelterBox. Joe came to visit our school to deliver a presentation about the Indian Ocean Tsunami of Boxing Day 2004.

Joe Cannon was sent to Thailand in December 2004 by ShelterBox promptly after the Indian Ocean Tsunami. He spent five weeks there with the aim to help survivors recover from the disaster and to distribute much needed shelter and supplies.

During the session, the year 8 pupils learnt the causes of tsunamis and how aid agencies like ShelterBox help to repair and rebuild areas after such disasters. One way in which the aid agencies responded was to distribute huge tents which could fit up to 20 people in. Pupils had a fantastic experience and learnt how to construct the giant tents as seen in the images below.

The session was extremely beneficial to the group of year 8 pupils as in their Geography lessons during the autumn term they were learning about Natural Hazards. The pupils were most astonished by the amount of damage the tsunamis caused and relished the opportunity to ask questions during the sessions. It was an excellent opportunity for pupils to see Tsunamis in a real life context.

The session was a success!


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!