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On the Thursday, 10th March 2016, a group of Year 8 pupils were reporters for the day as part of the 10th Annual BBC School News Report. Along with Mrs. Venables, they spent the day sniffing out news stories from around the school. The students created a news video, including filming and editing the news. Watch it now:

In order to create the news, they had to plan and research their news stories, write questions for interviews, and learn how to film and edit the video - all within one school day! Some of the topics they covered were the Performing Arts Show, the election in America, the impact of Option Choices and what the school has done to raise money for charities. They even included a special feature on the effects of El Nino and the weather!

BBC Newsreport 2016

Most exciting of all, four of our Year 8 students, Rhys, Paul, Chelsea and Tyler, received a phone call from Nick Grimshaw (Radio 1 Breakfast Show's Presenter) and they had an exclusive interview with him about the importance of the BBC's #1millionhours Campaign. He told them that by participating in the #1millionhours event, they learn not to be selfish and are taught how other people live. He added that "it's better to give your time and patience than money." The students also learned that, as a school, we have given nearly £31,000 to charities over the last few years - a rather impressive amount!

Grimshaw gave Rhys an exclusive when he told him that he was going to do his own "Grimathlon" to rival the Gregathlon completed earlier this year by Greg James, the Drive Time Presenter on Radio 1. And Rhys was even cheeky enough to ask Grimshaw if he would follow Rhys on his Snapchat account! Fortunately for Grimmy, he said no, but Rhys is still living in hope that this will change in the future.

BBC Newsreport 2016

As a former participant of the BBC School News Report, I think that doing this is important because, as well as finding out about recent news in school and around the world, it can give students an opportunity to experience what being a news reporter is like. It can also boost our confidence in being in front of a camera. It's a great learning experience!


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!