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A new and exciting boys' dance workshop is taking place at Poltair! It is a new version of capoeira, called 'JingaStreet'

The Capoeira will be taught by Craig Blackburn from 'Jinga communities', and will run on Thursdays 3.15pm ~ 4.15pm in the dance studio for 10 weeks starting 12th January. Craig has previously taken sessions at Poltair School which have been a huge success.

'My name is Craig Blackburn - my capoeira nickname is 'Canguru'. I'm a freelance capoeira instructor and social entreprenuer in my role as business & project manager of Jinga Communities'.

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'Capoeira is freedom. It is self expression within a game, a fight within a dance'.'The most valuable lessons in my capoeira have been taught to me by my students'.

Craig explains that...
'JingaStreet is a choreographed Brazilian streetdance fusing capoeira, breakdance and other 'street' moves'. Over the next 10 weeks we will choreograph a 3-min piece to be performed at the end of term. This will include lots of acrobatics and cool moves; some solo and partner choreography. Please note this is a 10-wk course, not a drop-in session. Boys only please.'

Capoeira preserves history through music, folklore and ritual... and offers confidence and self esteem to its participants.

More info can be found at http://www.jinga.org.uk

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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!