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Recent News

A visual treat today – we have some talented pupils in Meadowpark who are producing some beautiful...
Due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding public health and travel, the council has made the...
There has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within Knox Academy. A detailed risk assessment has...
The Mathematics Department are delighted to offer lunchtime Supported Study every Tuesday and...
We are all feeling grateful for decent weather this week and pupils have been enjoying outdoor...

A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

17 September 2020

Staffing

The preferred candidate for Depute Head Teacher (Meadowpark) is Steven Johnson, currently Head Teacher at Spark of Genius.  This is subject to pre-employment checks. Steven will start at Meadowpark on Monday 2 November.  

Health and Safety at school

Just a short reminder that any pupil showing Covid-19 symptoms must not attend school and you can book a test online at www.nhsinform.scot or by telephoning 0800 028 2816. Only if this test is negative should the pupil return to school. If pupils have the common cold, they should still attend school if they feel well enough to do so. Some frequently asked questions about Covid-19, for parents/carers, have also been produced by the NHS and are well worth reading.

A reminder that pupils are all being encouraged to enjoy the fresh air and breaks and lunches and go outside after eating in the Food Court/social area. Although we have been exceptionally lucky with the weather it is going to start to turn colder, and if dry, we will still be asking them to go outside to stop crowds gathering and also as a measure of reducing transmission and keeping everyone safe and Covid-19 free as best as we can. For this reason please ensure you young person has a warm jacket and hat/gloves. Thank you.

For S3 parents only – Parents’ Evening 3 November

On Tuesday 3 November we are planning to hold a virtual parents’ evening.  Given the restrictions around face to face interactions, we are proposing that this is held via individual Google Meets with class teachers.  Whilst this proposal is not perfect, we think this is the closest for face to face dialogue that we can manage under the current Covid19 restrictions.

We are suggesting that pupils make five minute appointments with their class teachers as usual.  The class teacher will then set up a Google Meet with the pupil for the allocated time.  We would then invite you to be with your young person for the duration of the call to be involved in the discussions and the next steps.  It is also possible for us to add extra email addresses if you will be accessing the call in separate households.

We will have to be very strict with the length of meetings, and it is...

Welcome

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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