Lisa Braid – HE Auxiliary leaves today to take up a post at Haddington Primary. All at Knox Academy wish her the very best and a huge thank you for all you have done to support us here. Recruitment is in process for this position.
HPV Vaccination Sessions will take place, at the school, on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 April 2022. HPV Consent forms are out! Please discuss this with your your young person and return the completed consent form by 11 February at the latest.
Free Bus Travel for U22’s
The application route to order new cards with free travel or first time applications with free travel will be via the getyournec.scot website.
If you or young person is unable to apply online you can go to a library and the staff there will assist with the application process and order the card with the free travel on it.
The libraries will also take the photograph for the new card. It is important photographs are kept up to date as the picture on the card must be a true likeness or else the bus driver may refuse the free travel.
Curriculum Information/Learning and Teaching
S2-S5 Coursing (Learner Pathways)
All coursing information is online and pupils have received all the necessary information to complete their course choices. It is important that these are completed within the timeline. If you require further information or support please contact your young person’s House Team. (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
SQA has updated the exam timetable for 2022 exams. Please refer to this so you and your young person are aware of these changes/timings.
The Expressive Arts Faculty will be publishing dates for the S4/5/6 SQA final Coursework submission to teachers on the school website (calendar). The Submission dates are final and allow the teacher to collate and package coursework which is then sent to the SQA for assessment. The subjects are: Practical Woodwork, Art, Photography, Graphics, Design & Manufacture and Music Performances. Music is unique as it is a ‘one off’ performance assessed in the School by an SQA Assessor. This takes place on a fixed date and time, and the pupils will be issued with this information as we are informed of our date by SQA.
National eLearning Offer
For senior phase West_OS has an increasing number of National Qualifications based video lessons that are open access. There are live streams and on-demand recordings relating to careers and skills including the likes of Chef Gary Maclean and Paralympian explorer Karen Darke, MBE.
For S1-S3 learners there are e-Sgoil’s 20 ‘Big Questions’ interactive interdisciplinary learning spaces and live streams, with on-demand recordings from DYW Live. These resources can be found here.
E-Sgoil has Supported Study webinars and resources for Senior Phase. This has a choice of 52 different webinars covering National Qualifications - subjects and levels. This includes the ‘Your Questions’ service which allows learners to submit questions to be answered by peers and subject teachers.
Meetings for Parents/Carers
If you wish to join our Parent Council Meeting on Monday 31 January 2022, it would be great to have you along (especially our new S1 parents/carers). To join, please email our Chair of the Parent Council: email@example.com. At Monday's Parent Council there will be a presentation on autism by Mr Steve Johnson, DHt at Knox Academy Meadowpark.
Please continue to report all positive Covid-19 cases to firstname.lastname@example.org or if you do not have access to email, telephone 01875 613921. Please also inform the school so we can amend your young person’s attendance record. Pupils should continue to do twice weekly LFD tests. LFD kits are available every morning on arrival to school and during the day from the office. They can also be collected from pharmacies and test centres.
No LFD tests must be carried out at school. If a pupils has symptoms they should not come to school. They should self-isolate and book a PCR test and not return to school until they know this is negative and they have no symptoms.
We now have a dedicated section on our website for all things Covid, so please refer to it for the latest information.
Dates for your diary:
Monday 31 January – Parent Council (virtual) 6.30-8pm
Monday 14 –Friday 18 February – Mid-term break
Monday 21 February – staff in-service/pupil holiday
Have a good weekend and enjoy a visit to the Haddington Farmers Market, if you can, to support our local retailers.