Poltair School Signs up to Schoolgateway

What is School Gateway?

School Gateway is the parent portal (smartphone app and website) which you can access to make online payments to top up your child’s meal balance for use in the school canteen, as well as paying for school trips, events and equipment. You can use School Gateway to make online payments with a debit or credit card any time 24-7, via smartphone app or website. You can also view school meal balances and top them up. It makes paying for school meals easier and more flexible for parents and you can also limit the amount of money your child spends each day with School Gateway.

Please note that the Poltair School finance office does not accept cash payments/cheques so you must use School Gateway to pay online for school meals, trips, events and equipment. Pupils can however credit their canteen meal accounts with cash using the machines placed in the school canteen.

Activating your School Gateway account is quick and easy to do

All you need are your email address and mobile telephone number that school holds on record for you. This information is provided when you complete your child’s school Admission form.

Download the App

If you have a smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store (Android and iPhone). The app shows the same information as the website PLUS it saves the school money when we send you a text message. Alternatively Visit the website: www.schoolgateway.com and click on ‘New User’. You’ll receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log in to School Gateway.

The set-up process is simple and will take no more than a couple of minutes. When you install the app please say yes to “Allow Push Notifications” when prompted. When you launch School Gateway for the first time and select ‘New User’ you will need to enter the email address and mobile telephone number you have registered with the school.

Trouble logging in?

Do we have your current email and mobile phone number on record? If you have made recent changes to these then perhaps we have not been advised. Still a problem, please contact the school on 01726 874520 or email [email protected] and we’ll update the details on our system or try to resolve the logging in problem.

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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

Resources

 

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!