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A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

09 November 2018

It has been another busy week at Knox Academy and this will gather pace as we move towards Christmas.  It was wonderful to see so many parents/carers at the S5/6 Parents’ Evening on Tuesday and I am sure all left with information from staff about your child’s next steps for learning to enhance their progress.  May I also take this opportunity to talk about the forthcoming Senior Phase prelims in January (timetables to follow soon).  It is important that senior pupils plan well in advance for these and devising a study programme, that they adhere to, will help them to attain their potential.  I would also like to advise parents that the website, SQA Understanding Standards, provides detailed advice on National 5 , Higher and some Advanced Higher subjects and gives helpful tips on how to answer questions to ensure maximum marks are gained. It also provides past paper questions.  It is well worth having a look at with your child.  Scholar is also a great tool for study/revision as well as Knox Academy’s own use of Show My Homework, with pertinent work issued by teachers on topics being covered.  If your child requires support in creating a study timetable please ask them to see their Guidance Teacher.


A warm welcome to David Russell who started with us this week.

English interviews take place next Thursday, 15th November.

I have been unable to move to an appointment of a Biology teacher and this will be re-advertised shortly.  I am liaising with the Authority to support us with this recruitment.

Our advert for a PE Teacher, to replace Steven Elms, should go live this Monday.

Our Pupil Support Worker advert runs until Sunday and I am hopeful we will have enough applications to allow us to appoint shortly after this.

Steven Wands, our Active Schools Coordinator, is going on secondment for 9 months and we are liaising with Active Schools to agree a replacement for him.

Louise Steenson, one of our Home Economics teachers,  has been appointed at St Augustine’s in Edinburgh (start date to be confirmed).  An advertisement for her replacement will go live next Friday.

Scott Marnoch - On behalf of the Knox Community I would like to thank Scott for his hard work and commitment during the last eight years at Knox Academy, both as a Pupil Support Worker and in his role with the SOR.  We wish would like to wish him all the best in his new role as Active Schools Coordinator at...


Knox Academy is the secondary school for Haddington and the surrounding area in East Lothian, Scotland, UK.  We are an active school community with many events taking place regularly.

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