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A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

26 February 2021

It has been lovely to welcome back a small number of S4-S6 pupils for practical based learning this week. Their application and productivity within the three hour sessions has been amazing and many young people have completed their work. We are now in the process of devising a timetable for weeks 3 and 4 (8 and 15 March) for S4-S6 pupils still to complete practical tasks and we will email this to parents/carers in the middle of next week. The usual mitigations of 2M social distancing – arrival, departure, corridors and classrooms is in place and the wearing of face coverings for all staff and senior phase pupils (unless exempt).  More details about this were in my letter last week.

Pupils who will be required to attend during weeks 3 and 4 will be contacted directly by their teachers via Google Classroom, and parents/carers will also get a text reminder for their young person the day before they are due to attend school. Transport for those who get home to school transport will also be arranged and the school or transport services will be in touch with you regarding these.

Engagement in remote learning continues to be good and a huge thank you to parents/carers for encouraging your young people to continue with a routine in terms of their learning.

Lateral Flow Test Devices for S4-S6

The latest information on this testing can be accessed by staff, senior pupils and families here. This information is kept up-to-date at all times. The testing only applies to the small number of pupils in S4-S6 attending school for practical tasks. However it will be applicable to all in S4-S6 as school resumes on a larger scale. All those pupils (S4-S6) and staff who attended school this week have been offered to be part of the testing programme and been given consent forms and kits if they wished to participate. Testing is voluntary but recommended. 

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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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