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On Thursday 3rd March 2016, staff and students enjoyed dressing up as famous book characters from their favourite books. Each year group was given a different genre, and their love of reading clearly shone on the day. From the group of Pink Ladies in Year 8 to the ghoulish, horror characters in Year 11, the costumes reflected the creativity and enthusiasm for the written word. And the staff also dressed up in character too! We had Paddington Bear, Darth Vader, the Shark from Jaws, Snow White, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan and many more!

The main aim of World Book Week in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their! 14 million children across the UK receive these tokens; that's every 1 child in 8. Our students at Poltair also received their £1 book token, which they can use to either purchase their free World Book Day books in a local store, or they may choose to use them as a discount on another book of their choice.

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This year, the books are: Spot the Difference by Juno Dawson, which tells the story of Avery who changes herself to fit in with the "A-list" students at school and learns a valuable lesson along the way. The other book, Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Powell, tells the story of Elena, a die-hard Star Wars fan who finds something she's never expected could ever happen to her.

Other activities throughout the week included a bookmark competition and the #shelfie competition, challenging students to match the shelves to the teachers. Students also filled out coloured cards for the "Writes of Passage" tree in the library in order to recommend the new and exciting books to other students. All of the events showed that reading is far from boring!

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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!