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A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

06 June 2019

It was lovely to welcome our Senior Pupils back to Knox Academy on Monday after their SQA exams. The new timetable is now up and running and pupils are actively engaged in their new classes.  The new S4 will not start their new timetables until next Monday as they are out on work experience this week. A huge thank you to all the agencies/companies who have supported our young people in their work experiences and helped further develop their skills for life, learning and work.

A warm welcome to Andrea Campbell who started with us this week as a Maths teacher.

We are currently advertising for a HE teacher (3 days – permanent) to start in August.

Our new probationers in Drama, Chemistry, Biology and History will visit the school in a few weeks in readiness for starting with us in August.

Our Mandarin teacher will also start with us in August.

School Improvement Planning 2019-20
We have started planning the next steps in our improvement journey next year and for the 3-5 years beyond.  As you will be aware, the school invested a lot of time in session 2017-18 looking at the school values and consulting widely on these.  After this period of consultation our school values are Ambition, Respect and Community. We have focused on Respect this session and next session we will be moving forward with linking all three values through our classroom practice and the day to day life of all the school and in the wider community.  Alongside this we need to develop our school vision and again, I would like to engage all of our stakeholders in doing this; pupils, parents/carers, staff, community partners and our Cluster Primary schools. This is important so we have an overall vision for now and the coming years for all who will attend Knox Academy. We have consulted parents/carers and some of our pupils and are now using the information gathered for part two of our consultation. This will involve a further questionnaire to ask about words/phrases that you would like to see feature as part of our vision statement. If you could take the time to respond to this it would be very much appreciated.

If you would like to comment on any aspect of our draft School Improvement Plan for next session please send an email to...


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.

The Bulletin is updated with news relevant specifically to pupils on a day-to-day basis, while other school news can be viewed below. Our school calendar contains key dates throughout the current session. A summary of session dates is also available.  Current vacancies for staff are advertised on myjobscotland and also in the Recruitment News section of this website.  

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