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On Thursday 24 November Chloe Rowlings, Louise Symons, Rebecca Watson and I went to Bath to experience how hospitality differs around the country. At 3.45 pm on Thursday we caught a train to Bath. It was a very fun experience for all of us. We had to make two transfers on the way up one - at Bristol Temple Meads and one at Westbury. We arrived in Bath at roughly 8.00 pm and walked to the Hilton Hotel where we were staying. The first impression for all of us was "wow" - the hotel was immaculate with a concierge and lounge bar area and we were all stunned. After arriving at the hotel we put our luggage in our rooms which were also amazing with all the trimmings such as complimentary soaps, tea and coffee in the room. We then all got dressed smartly ready for our three course meal which was absolutely delicious. We finished our meal at about 10.40 pm and by that time we were all ready for bed after four hours on a train.

We got up between 7.00 and 8.00 am ready for breakfast at 8.15 am which we all said was rather early! Breakfast was incredible with a choice of fruit, cereal, cheese or bread for starters and then an English breakfast to finish off. We then had a tour around the hotel with the manager, showing us all the different parts of the hotel and how it is run. We all thought that the tour was very informative and has given us good advice for our later careers.

After we had finished the tour and packed our bags, we took a trip into Bath's town centre to have a look at all the different hospitality - related businesses. The atmosphere was lovely in the town of Bath with all the different Christmas shops. At lunchtime we went to a little place called the River Canteen which as you might have guessed was based by the river! The food was lovely and after lunch we had a last look around the town before we had to leave Bath. We all thought that it was a great experience and we all agreed we would love to go back there again.

We would like to thank Roseanne Chapman (Penrice Catering Teacher) and Sarah Bruce (College tutor) for their organisation of the trip.

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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

Click the link above to download your copy now!