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Ten Tors Training Week 2

Dartmoor was ready to present wind and rain consistently early on and into the darkness on Saturday 3rd November when the Ten Tors teams took the moor in their stride. Another challenging day ahead, focusing on navigation and timings.

'We walked about thirteen miles on North Dartmoor as training for Ten Tors. The walk was very challenging in some parts because of the rain and fog which made it slippery and hard to see. However, it was still incredible. We had picturesque scenery, (when it wasn't raining) we saw loads of sheep, cows and horses walking around and I saw quite a few pretty flowers as well. It was also nice to get to know some more people and have fun!!' Josie McClenaghan

The teams had many positive moments e.g. working together as a unit, performing at a strong pace and looking after each other in challenging situations.

'The training walk last Saturday definitely tested some of our limits as the weather was not the most welcoming, but as a team we overcame it. Our compatibility as a team has definitely improved and we are more of a unite now than we were before. Although we were all a bit cold and tired by the end of the walk I am glad we got to experience the elements and am looking forward to our next training walk.' Jessica Siagian

The teams hit the final stretch of the moor by torchlight and pushed on finishing their day knowing they had successfully completed their route. Bring on W3!

Miss Blackburn Ten Tors Team Manager


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!