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A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

18 January 2019

Good afternoon

The weather has turned a lot colder this week but the heat has certainly increased for our senior pupils who have been sitting their prelims.  These continue in to next week too. Once over I would ask parents/carers to support young people studying on regular basis and to ensure they have an official study plan to adhere to as this does help them focus.  Support for this can be found on our website and in the presentations from our Senior Leadership Team.  Pupils may also go to SLT or Guidance for help in devising a study timetable – we are most happy to assist.


Nick Tait visited the school yesterday to meet with the team and will start as Faculty Head of Technologies on 4/02/19

Rebecca Graham was appointed to the PE post and will start on 28/1/19 and Gavin Boyle, to the Biology post. He will start on 29/1/19.

Mrs Caroline Falconer (DHT) is embarking on a 23 month secondment as a Quality Improvement Officer with the South East Improvement.  Interviews for her acting DHT post will take place on Friday 1st February.

We are also still actively recruiting for Home Economics, English and a part-time Guidance teacher as Mrs Doig will return part-time from February.

Parent Council

We had a very good turnout of parents/carers at the Parent Council on Tuesday night. This evening featured a presentation by John Taylor, Faculty Head of Science, on the faculty’s improvement plan and the strides they are making towards progress in the areas of Leadership of Change, Learning and Teaching and Equality and Inclusion.  I was also able to show the new posters on one of our school values ‘Respect’ which has been designed by pupils and parents working together.  This will be displayed around the school in corridors and classrooms over the coming weeks.  Thank you to all who took part in this and helped lead the school in our improvement.  Please do come along to attend future meetings if you can as it is lovely to have as many voices leading school improvement as possible.

S4 Parents’ Evening

Another great turnout from S4 parents/carers last night and all those I spoke to remarked on the high quality feedback they got from staff in terms of current progress and next steps.  Great to see positive comments from parents/carers on our school twitter too (please do follow us on...


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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