Uniform Policy

Behaviour Management - Uniform

Poltair School believes first impressions count. Ensuring students attend school smartly dressed and in school uniform is the foundation for high standards in other aspects of school life, including a positive work ethic and conduct in and around school.

Vision:

Promote equality, unity, a sense of pride and self-worth through ensuring all students adhere to the School Uniform Policy.

Aim:

  • To create an environment conducive to learning
  • To promote a high sense of pride and prepares students for the world of work
  • To promote student focus and concentration
  • To consistently maintain the highest of expectations

Uniform guide and information:

Blazer - Mandatory

Poltair School Uniform - Blazer

The school blazer is a mandatory item of School Uniform, to be worn at all times unless permission has been given by a member of staff.[This item is only available from Cornwall Screenprint]

V Neck jumper - Optional

Poltair School Uniform - Jumper

A navy V-Neck is optional and can be worn under the blazer but not instead of the blazer.[This item is only available from Cornwall Screenprint]

Tie - Mandatory

Poltair School Uniform - Tie

Our ties have four different coloured stripes which represent the house teams. These are clip on ties and will need a formal white shirt/blouse that must have a top button that can be fastened. [This item is only available from Cornwall Screenprint]

Shirt/Blouse - Mandatory

Poltair School Uniform - Shirt

This is a standard item of uniform, available from any clothing shop or supermarket (including Cornwall Screenprint). The Shirt/Blouse must have a top button that can be fastened to secure the tie. The school shirt/bouse must be tucked in at all times.

Trousers/Pleated Skirt

Poltair School Uniform - Boys Trousers Poltair School Uniform - Girls Trousers Poltair School Uniform - Skirt

Students must wear plain black tailored trousers made of standard material that sit at the waist and shoe line. These must be of a style that is complementary of a blazer. Skirts must be pleated and sit no higher than a credit cards width above the knee. These style of trousers and skirts are available from many clothing shops or supermarket (including Cornwall Screenprint).

We WILL NOT accept:

  • Any type of jean, chino, leggings, tight/skinny trousers or tracksuit style trousers. We reserve the right to make a judgement.
  • Trousers that do not reach the shoe line and displays the ankle.

Suitable Shoes

Poltair School Uniform - Boys Shoes Poltair School Uniform - Girls Shoes

School shoes should be plain black and made from leather or leather like material that is polishable in a formal style. It is important that shoes are complementary of a blazer and formal trousers. This style of shoe is available from many clothing shops or supermarkets.

  • We WILL NOT accept any type of coloured laces, high heels, canvas, coloured trim, suede material, trainers with logos or boots. Please be sure they are suitable before purchasing and check with us first if you are unsure.
  • As of January 2021, all footwear must be leather or leather-like and be a polishable shoe. No logos, regardless of colour should be visible. All black trainers will no longer be allowed for example Vans, Air Force 1s or similar trainers.

PE Kit: Multi Sports Shirt

Poltair School Uniform - PE Kit

Students must wear the multi-sports shirt for all PE lessons and sports clubs. Students also have the option of purchasing Poltair long black PE socks and/or the Poltair branded black mid-layer.

[These item is only available from Cornwall Screenprint]

Student must also wear plain black shorts or plain black sports leggings/ tracksuit bottoms. If students do not wish to purchase Poltair socks, long black sports socks should be worn instead. No other jackets can be worn for PE lesson.

Equipment

Daily, students should have the following equipment:

  • Pencil case, pen, pencil, ruler, rubber, pencil sharpener
  • A bag large enough to carry an A4 folder
  • Scientific calculator
  • Drinks bottle

Socks

  • All students must wear socks
  • Socks must be plain black with no logos
  • socks must be above ankle height and ensure no skin is showing below the hem of the trousers

Jewellery

Permitted:

  • One pair of ear studs, no more that 5mm in width. Silver or gold only.
  • Watches are permitted but we advise against Smart watches.

Not Permitted:

  • All other jewellery including rings, necklaces, bracelets
  • No other piercings of any kind

Make up, nails, hair

  • We do not encourage students to wear make-up. If make-up is worn, it must be subtle and discreet
  • Hair must be of natural colour and a formal style.

Not Permitted:

  • Contouring and Eye liner
  • Nail varnish of any kind or nail extensions

Advice

  • We advise all students to have an appropriate outdoor coat to bring to school during cold and/or wet weather.
  • e advise you check the website photos of shoes and check with a member of the senior team if unsure about the type of shoes allowed.
  • A hoodie does not constitute as an outdoor coat and will potentially be confiscated as not permitted.
  • Coats should not be worn inside buildings.

Any student that does not meet the uniform and equipment standards will be sanctioned in accordance with the Behaviour Policy

(see Behaviour Policy.)


The school reserves the right to confiscate items that do not conform this school policy

(in accordance with DFE guidance - Search, screening on confiscation 2018)


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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:


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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

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