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A group of year 7 students took part in a wellbeing group, run by the school counsellor. The aim of the group was to provide a supportive environment with other students to raise self-esteem through a range of activities including mask work, making collages and group discussions.

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The five year 7 girls were selected by their tutors or year managers who thought that they would benefit from being part of a group. All girls were given the choice to be in the group and were really keen to try it.

The group looked at topics such as; what is self-esteem, things that may lower our self-esteem, body image and how to increase self-esteem. The group worked for six weeks in total, each week having a different topic leading on from the previous week. At the end of the group the girls got to take away a folder of their work created, as well as some information they can refer to for support in the future.

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"The group was the first of hopefully many wellbeing groups to run within the school. Low self-esteem is a common problem with many young people and can have a hugely negative impact on young people's wellbeing and happiness, I feel that it is important that it is talked about and worked on increasing" - Mrs Hearn (School counsellor

Here are some comments from members of the group; "My self-esteem has definitely improved from this group, just talking to other girls who felt the same really helped me", "I was nervous about starting the group but it was so fun, we got to make masks to explore the difference between who we are on the inside and outside, I loved that!", "I enjoyed looking at the body image stuff, I can't believe how many pictures in magazines are airbrushed!".

It has been incredible watching the girl's confidence grow week after week, they really engaged with the topics and worked well as a group, it was lovely to be involved" - Mrs Hearn.

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Home Learning Wonder Wall

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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!