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We have just spent two days on a work experience placement, as part of our BTEC Workskills course, with the Army at Okehampton Camp on Dartmoor. It was hard work and there were a lot of sergeants telling us what to do!

We had to do drill including running with all our equipment and heavy boots and Bergens. We practised teamwork skills by completing various challenges. We were introduced to prone gun action and found out about shooting and what to do if your gun jams. I (Gerson) came second in the gunskills test. We also went paintballing and hit targets.

The food was good but we had to run from our quarters to fetch it from the canteen. If we didn't run fast enough we had to do press-ups as a punishment! At the end we went out on the moors and hid in ditches and commandos with guard dogs had to come and find us. It was quite scary! We were wearing camouflage paint and camouflaged our bodies and heads. We crawled along with all our kit so it was quite difficult.

The best bit was the assault course especially when we had to wade through a huge pool of muddy water.

One night we slept in a dormitory but the other night we had to sleep outside with just a poncho and a sleeping bag for protection.

It was a great experience all round.


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.


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



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!