General News

Published: 04 June 2020

The First Minister last week announced that Scotland has entered Phase 1 of its recovery route map.

More details will be published in the coming weeks about what this means for the county's schools as further information is made available by the national Education Recovery Group. However the council has confirmed what this means for its Children’s Hubs and schools.

Chief Operating Officer for Education Lesley Brown said: “Our Hubs were welcomed by the families who have been eligible for this provision. It has allowed our keyworkers to continue with their essential roles and provided stability and support for their children while they do so. As our staff return to schools we must look at how we can combine the requirements to continue to provide this emergency childcare, plan for a new and very different academic year, and continue to support distance learning. Children currently attending the six Children’s Hubs will move to their own school for childcare during June.  Parents are being informed about this change and the arrangements being put in place to support their child.

“Learning from the Hubs has also been helpful to us as we establish new routines and practices and this experience will be vital as we move forward.”

Read the full Press Release...

Published: 03 June 2020

The Children’s Parliament want to share how the Coronavirus Lockdown is experienced by children.

They have now launched the June 2020 How are you doing? survey, available. Children can come to the survey anew, or be returning after completing it in previous months.

If you visit Coronovirus Kids you will also find:

  • A report on findings from our April and May How are you doing? surveys. In April and May we had an amazing response, nearly 4,000 children each month. The survey captures a national picture on a range of areas from home life, to learning in lockdown, to mental and physical health, family and peer relationships.
  • There is a one-page childrens' feedback report.
  • We have also developed a short ‘note’ for practitioners and policy makers about how they might think about using the insight we are providing.
  • This is also where we publish the Corona Times Journal, with children reporting on life at the moment. The last Journal, number 3, looked at learning in lockdown and the return to school.
Published: 03 June 2020

Knox Academy is pleased to invite applications for the following vacancies:

Closing Date: Sunday 14 June 2020

All current and previous vacancies can be viewed within our Recruitment section of our website.

Published: 27 May 2020

VIRTUAL SPORTS DAY in partnership with...

Leisure Time Sports and Crossfit Haddington

Launching on Monday 1st June 2020 via. Google Classroom


On Monday 1st June, Tuesday 2nd June and Wednesday 3rd June the tasks and challenges will launch for you to access and give a go! You have until Friday 5th June to complete some, or all of them! The more you do, the more house points and individual points you will score!

It is really important that you listen to the instructions and ensure you complete the task to the best of your ability, all whilst having fun! If you wish to share your images or videos please mention us on Twitter

We have various prizes for S1, S2, S3 and S4-S6, as well as additional staff prizes. Don't worry if you miss out on these excellent prizes, Leisure Time Sports are offering all participants a 15% OFF DISCOUNT CODE: to get the discount just enter the code 'FRIENDS15' at the checkout.

PE staff will be contactable via. email on the launch days for those with any questions!



Published: 24 May 2020

Knox Academy is pleased to invite applications for the following vacancy:

Closing Date: Sunday 7 June 2020

All current and previous vacancies can be viewed within our Recruitment section of our website.

Published: 22 May 2020

Following the announcement by the First Minister yesterday about the phased reopening of schools, we know that you will have lots of questions about when and how our children and young people will return to schools across East Lothian.

Full details of the current situation can be read in the letter issued this afternoon (22 May 2020) by Lesley Brown - Chief Operating Officer (Education)

Published: 22 May 2020

Starting week commencing 25 May 2020 the Mathematics Department will be offering 'drop in' sessions through Google Meet and using pupil edubuzz accounts.

How the session will run will depend on what questions are being asked and what pupils want to do but it goes without saying that we want to be as supportive and responsive as possible.

The session schedule is here and pupils will be invited via their Google Classroom.

Also in our Faculty we have some live lessons taking place in Computing Science at National 4/5 and Higher levels - thanks to Mr McSwan and Mrs Stewart for organising this.

In addition our new Digital Leaders have been busy creating useful video guides. Here is what they have so far: 

Fantastic work all round!

Take care

Mr Blair

Published: 21 May 2020

In order to start the new timetable as we mean to go on, we would like to share the following “Engagement Expectations” with you. 

Remember to keep in touch with your teachers, and submit some work for feedback. We are all here to help you so please ask.

Published: 18 May 2020

The quality and variety of activities being posted by Meadowpark teachers is inspiring and reflects the climate of learning just now, with Health and Wellbeing very much at the heart of all we do. Meadowpark pupils were due to be involved in Activities Week had we been in school, but as an alternative we had virtual trips to:

Read more here...Newsletter 18.05.2020

Published: 13 May 2020

As the new session approaches it is important to remind everyone about our expectations in relation to school uniform. Knox Academy is very proud of its tradition of school uniform and the wearing of it helps promote the sense of community within the school, our wider community and create that feeling of ‘belonging’. Alongside ‘Respect’ and ‘Ambition’, ‘Community’ is one of our school values and it is hoped our young people wear the Knox Academy uniform with pride.

Full details can be found in our School Uniform Letter issued in May 2020.