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SQA have provided a copy of a new learner booklet, Your National Qualifications 2021-22, for...
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Knox Academy is pleased to invite applications for the following vacancies: Closing Date:...
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A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

26 November 2021

Our assembly this week was on Autism Awareness. We had a broad introduction to autism that focussed on what autism is and what autism isn’t.  We looked at the idea of a developmental condition as opposed to an illness and what this means for people living with autism.  We looked at some of the main ways that autism presents itself and the barriers that some people face.  We looked at the “spectrum wheel” as a better model for understanding how autism effects people as opposed to the “spectrum line”.  There was even a very brief introduction to one of the famous pieces of psychological research (Heider-Simmel). 

Our seniors have now embarked on their prelims and will be engaged in them for the next two weeks.  These seem to be going well in the first few days and are allowing pupils to get a formal experience of the exam system in preparation for their final SQA exams in April/May 2022.  The results of these prelims will help pupils and teachers to identify areas pupils have performed well in and to identity where extra support is required to ensure further progress. It would be great if parents can support time for revision at home and help pupils stick to their study plans. Thank you.

Staffing

We are about to advertise two posts.

Full time (permanent) Support for Learning Leader (PT)

Full time (permanent) teacher of English

Covid-19 Reducing Risks in Schools – Update 22 November 2021

Current mitigations remain in place in terms of face coverings (unless exempt), hand sanitising, cleaning of work stations and ensuring increased ventilation.  The update to school uniform is already something we have considered and we are asking pupils to bring a warm fleece or jacket they can wear to keep them warm in class should they need it due to the increased ventilation. Physical distancing between staff and staff/pupils remains at 1-2M at all times. Our one way system has also to be retained. The Scottish Government is also stressing the importance of us all participating in the twice weekly asymptomatic testing and recording the results online. The testing also alerts us, if it is positive, to self-isolate and book a PCR test and therefore reducing the spread in our school and community. In line...

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