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What is School Gateway?

School Gateway is the parent portal (smartphone app and website) which you can access to see the information we hold on your child. This includes your contact details as well as their achievement (Vivo rewards), attendance and behaviour information for the academic year. School Gateway will be operational from Monday 11th April 2016.

Make online payments to school via credit or debit card

Use School Gateway to make online payments with a debit or credit card any time, via the smartphone app or website. You can also view school meal balances and top them up. It makes paying for school meals easier and more flexible for parents and reduces the amount of cash being carried by children on school premises.

Communication

To make things easy, we will also use the School Gateway system to notify parents of relevant school information by text or email. This facility also allows you to text or email us back. With the School Gateway app on your smartphone texts to and from school will be free. This will replace our current system text/email system which operates through The Contact Group. However we will continue with The Contact Group in managing our pupil absence calls to parents.

Not Used School Gateway before?

Activating your School Gateway account is quick and easy to do. All you need is your email address and mobile number that school holds on record for you.

Download the app

If you have a smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store (Android and iPhone). The app shows the same information as the website PLUS it saves the school money when we send you a text message.

Visit the website

www.schoolgateway.com and click on 'New User'. You'll receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log in to School Gateway.

The set-up process is simple and will take no more than a couple of minutes. When you install the app please say yes to "Allow Push Notifications" when prompted. When you launch School Gateway for the first time and select 'New User' you will need to enter the email address and mobile telephone number you have registered with the school.

We hope that you will find School Gateway to be a fast and easy way to see how your child is doing in terms of achievement, behaviour and attendance at Poltair School and also a simple and flexible way to pay for school meals.

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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

Resources

 

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!