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Our pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 have enjoyed an adventurous and exciting week learning in a variety of environments and in ways which have enriched their learning. 'Talk to the animals' gave those with an interest in wildlife the opportunity to examine conservation work with otters, owls and monkeys. Others tried out a range of adventure activities from canoeing to surfing. Meanwhile the artistically-inclined were able to immerse themselves in a week of craft-making including studying Aboriginal art. Many pupils chose, rather than to try new experiences, instead to focus on enhancing their existing talents in the performing arts with Drama, Dance and Music workshops facilitated by staff and former pupils now studying at Cornwall College in Poltair's very own 'Fame Academy.'. This experience has further inspired many of those looking forward to starting GCSE and Btec courses in the Arts next year. Elsewhere the sports enthusiasts have received coaching in a range of games and sporting activities. Paul Marshall head of PE said: We are delighted to once again benefit from the enthusiasm and expertise of Jamie Burchell of Plymouth Raiders who provides such an inspirational role model for our pupils, many of whom are keen followers and players of basketball.' For those with an eye on the film industry the Spielberg Adventure enabled them to make their own action adventure film shot in the Lost Gardens of Heligan and with the grand finale of a private viewing at the Regal Cinema Redruth. For some pupils the week gave them their first taste of international travel as they set off for Paris to try out their French language skills.

Stephen Tong Headteacher explained: Activities Week encompasses all that Poltair believes in-it offers enhanced opportunities for pupils to learn in creative and imaginative ways and to feel a sense of pride in their achievements. It encourages pupils to learn how to work in teams with others of different ages and abilities and enables them to encounter enriching experiences beyond the classroom.'

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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!