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A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

05 June 2020

I hope you are all safe and well and that most of you were able to take advantage of our beautiful weather last weekend to catch up with one other household, in a garden or open space, to enjoy some time together after so long. 

Re-opening of Schools

At this moment in time I have no further update for parents/carers and young people about what the model will look like for our return to Knox Academy in August. I am working proactively alongside other Head Teachers and East Lothian Council to find the best outcome for all our pupils and to maximise their time in school, with some of their learning continuing to be through online Google Classrooms (blended learning – again, if anyone needs a Chromebook to access remote learning please contact us on admin@knox.elcschool.org.uk ).  As I am sure you will understand, this is a very complex task and the health, wellbeing and safety of all our pupils and staff will be first and foremost in all our decision making. Thank you for your support and patience as we work on this, and as soon as I am able to provide you with more information I will be in touch.  The Education Service at East Lothian Council will also be surveying parents/carers in the coming weeks to gather your views about the re-opening of schools. Mr Illingworth, Depute Head Teacher at Knox, has also prepared a questionnaire for our young people and this will be sent out, via EduBuzz emails over the next day or two, so we can use this information to help us in our planning and support of all of our young people on their return. Please can I ask parents/carers to encourage your young person to complete this?  Thank you. The latest information from East Lothian Council on what is happening in June and preparation for August can be read here.


Congratulations to Jason Moncrieff who will leave Knox Academy’s Physics department to join Dalkeith High School as one of their Physicists. We wish him all the best and thank him for all he has done for the school in his time here.

Thank you also goes to Andy Johnstone, who covered for staff leave last session in Physics, also...


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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