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On Friday 30th November, our school choir competed in the Secondary School Choir class at the St Austell Festival of Music & Speech. This was their third consecutive year of entering the competition and once again they were up against some tough competition. They arrived at the church and immediately noticed that the choir they were competing directly against was much larger (3 times as many members), which unsettled their nerves a little. The Roseland Voices took to the stage first and performed their 2 pieces, and they performed them well. Another difference between the two choirs was that Roseland's choir had a pianist accompanying them. The Poltair choir are (and always have been) an acapella group. Singing acapella (without accompaniment) is a challenge in itself, it takes a great degree of skill to maintain accurate pitch and to ensure harmonies are spot on; something our young choristers have worked hard on. Putting their nerves aside, our 15 students took to the stage (looking confident - even if they didn't feel it) and delivered 2 incredible performances.

The adjudicator praised both schools and said how impressed she was with the quality of singing from both choirs. Despite the tough competition we are absolutely delighted to say that the Poltair Choir were crowned the winners once again and retained the trophy. Three consecutive years competing and three consecutive wins is an amazing achievement and one they should be extremely proud of, we are certainly extremely proud of them!

Well done to all involved... roll on next year!

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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.

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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!