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Walking in the footsteps of the longstanding team moto, the Poltair team consisting of Cita Prowse (Team Leader); Alfie Adams; Rachael Hide; Ryan Mouer; Liam Williams and Josh Wright successfully fulfilled 35 miles with a rhythm of 'start together, hike together, finish together'. Amongst them hundreds of teams crossed the finish line on Sunday 8th May.

Okehampton Camp was the 'Base Camp' for Team Managers, support teams, staff & parents throughout the Ten Tors Challenge; the continuous buzz of people straining to see updates in the 'Hangar' over the weekend where team tor checkpoint times were drip fed into the system.

As Sunday progressed, teams were arriving at Anthony's Stile en masse! Cita Prowse, Team Leader of the 35 mile team reflects; '2016 was my second time participating in the 35 mile Ten Tors challenge. Training this year was certainly testing at times but with our determination and Miss Blackburn's belief in us, we were able to succeed. It is definitely physically and mentally challenging but an absolutely amazing experience! I am so pleased and proud of the team and myself.'

Helen Blackburn (Team Manager) explains what Ten Tors and her team means to her; 'Ten Tors has had an enormous impact on my life personally having completed the 35, 45 and 55 mile and consequently on the lives of others through becoming a Team Manager at Poltair. Dartmoor is in my heart and in my blood. This year was no exception especially on the back of the training season - I was incredibly overwhelmed when the 35 mile team banner appeared on the horizon.'

Ten Tors affects each and every young person taking part both physically and mentally. Rachael Hide, team member said '...it's a time you can find out who others are and who you are...'. Josh Wright another team member also gained greatly from the experience and had this to say '...the mental aspect of Ten Tors was the real challenge for me; being a physical and active person. Ten Tors was thrilling but I still found the very hard experience of training exciting and memorable. Personally I think that the little things on the ten tors challenge like reaching camp at the end of a cruel day on the moors or waking up at 4:00 in the morning and watching the moors awaken was one of my main highlights. Ten Tors will definitely be something I remember for the rest of my life.'

Poltair Ten Tors Team 2016
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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!