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After launching our new Behaviour for Learning policy in September 2015, it has become apparent that some minor adjustments are needed in order to raise basic expectations. One area of focus is around the essential equipment needed to be successful in school and indeed the workplace.

The essential equipment for school is as follows:

Pencil Pen and Ruler
  • Writing pen (blue or black ink
  • Sharpened pencil
  • Ruler
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener

The list above should be kept within a pencil case or pencil tin which should of course, be graffiti free. Having the equipment within a suitable case supports the longevity of it.

This is the minimum expectation for all students. All equipment can be sourced at a very low cost from local supermarkets and shops and via the Vivo Reward Store for students.

In addition to the list above, students would also benefit from the following:

  • Highlighter
  • Coloured pencils
  • Scientific calculator (this can be purchased via the Maths department)

Students arriving at school without the essential equipment for school will now be issued with an A2 breaktime detention by their tutor on every day that they do not have the equipment. This change has been made to ensure that students are well prepared and ready to learn from the moment they enter the classroom. Not having equipment can detract from learning of both the student without equipment and also from other students in the class. Equipment will be checked every morning at tutor time.

As parents, we hope that you will support us in this drive to raise standards and expectations by ensuring that you check your child's equipment and replenish this regularly where needed. If you are struggling to provide equipment, please contact your child's tutor who will be able to offer assistance.


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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.


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!