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BookPeople Bedtime Story Competition

Book People's Bedtime Story Competition was open to children aged 5-11 years old who are based in the United Kingdom. All entries to the competition had to be based around the theme of animals had to be perfect to share at bedtime. All profits made from the sale of the winning book will be donated to Action for Children, one of the largest children's charities in the UK, which provides services and campaigning for children, young people and their families in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Bronwen Year 7 entered this competition and this is her story;

'I found out that I was one of the five shortlisted people for the Book People's bedtime story competition and just a week later, I had to go to London for the awards ceremony. The venue was at Clothworker's Hall in London. On Friday, my mum and I got on the 6:30 train to London, Paddington and then caught the tube to Monument. Once we got there, we met the other contestants, before making our way into the judging room. There were nine tables, on my table, there was me, my mum, two hosts of the competition and David Roberts, a famous illustrator. There were lots of well-known authors, illustrators and celebrities including, Ada Grey, David Roberts, Fearne Cotton, Rob Biddulph, Cressida Cowell, Mark Walden, Kate Silverton others. The stories got read out next by the authors and illustrators, before they announced the winner. I came second out of over 13,000 people who entered and received a bag full of books for the authors and illustrators to sign. After everyone had lots of photos taken, we had afternoon tea, before heading back on the train to Cornwall. '

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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

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