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A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

19 March 2019

Last week was a superb week for our Green Flag Eco-Group and Green Team to raise awareness of ‘green living’ and how this can impact on our environment.  Activities ran daily and culminated in some of our P7s visiting Knox Academy on Friday for eco-activities.  It was great to receive positive feedback from some P7 parents about how much their children had enjoyed these activities, led by the pupils in the Eco /Green Teams.   Great to see our young people leading learning.   A huge thank you to Jess Laudi and the team for such a fantastic week and for all the staff and pupils who bought items such as bamboo toothbrushes (more about this topic later on in my news).

This week we are looking forward to welcoming a number of our partners, including John McMillan our Provost, who will be leading our S6 Employability Skills interviews.  We are so grateful for their time, energy and expertise in supporting us with these and we know the pupils will benefit so much from this experience.

Alice Clubb, currently Faculty Head of Maths at North Berwick High School, will start with us on Monday 25 March. 

We are currently re-advertising for a part-time Home Economics teacher and about to advertise for a Support for Learning teacher.

Parents’ Evenings
Thank you to all the parents/carers who come along to the various evenings we hold through the year; information evenings, careers events, formal parents’ evenings. We are aware that it is not always possible for all parents/carers to come along to these evenings or to always get an appointment with your young person’s teacher(s).  If this is the case, please let the Guidance teacher know and we can ideally arrange a face to face meeting for you at another time or the Guidance teacher can gather this information for you and feed it back to you. 

If you have attended our Parents’ Evenings and have any feedback as to how you think we can improve these, please let the Parent Council know as we will be reviewing this soon alongside our Reporting, Monitoring and Tracking approaches.  Alice Clubb, our new DHT, who starts on 25th March, will be offering parents/carers the opportunity to come along to meet with her to look at both of these areas.  If you would like to be on this group, please email Emma Maguire and put ‘Review of Parents’ Evenings...


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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Please contact the School Office if you require further information on any aspect of the community at Knox Academy.