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On Saturday 17th November Jay Clemow was invited to attend the Bulls on Parade fight show which was held by the Taurus gym from Plymouth. Jay was invited to represent the Byrne blackbelt academy.The event took place at the Pryzm night club Plymouth.

Jay was to fight a fighter of the same age and weight, yet different styles of martial arts in a boxing ring. Jay is predominately a points / light continuous fighter whereas his opponent was trained in k1 continuous. Jay weighed in at 46kg and his opponent weighed in at 45kg. Jay was to be coached by senior coach and sensei Bradley Byrne from the Byrne blackbelt academy.

The fight was to be fought over 3 x 1 minute 30 second rounds and to be in the style of light continuous fighting. The scoring was to be scored similar to boxing scores 10-9 or 10-8 if an opponent had a standing count. Jay was nervous on the approach to the ring as he had never fought in a ring before and in front of a 350+ crowd. After his warm up with coach Bradley, Jay was ready for his first boxing ring experience.

Once the bell rang for the start of the round the nerves went and Jay went into fight mode straight out of the blocks and over to his opponent. Jay dominated the 1st round with some vicious kicking and followed up by body punches. His opponent tried extremely hard to get inside the leg kicking of Jay and attack to the body of jay. Unfortunately due to the training of points fighting he was unable to get closer. His opponent took a standing count and the 1st round finished.

They had a 1 minute break and then into round 2. Jay carries on where he left off and his opponent had a flurry of attacks to try and get inside Jay's kicking range. Unfortunately Jay's kicking and follow ups were too much for his opponent and the fight finished mid way though the 2nd round. Jay was supported by over 25 fellow club members from the Byrne blackbelt academy including his older brother Josh.

Poltair School are very proud of you Jay and wish you luck in the up and coming international fights you have in Ireland next year.

Bulls on Parade Bulls on Parade
Bulls on Parade

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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;

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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:

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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.

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