General News

Published: 17 April 2018

Tempest Photography will be coming into school on Thursday 26 April 2018 to take a whole school photograph. This photograph only takes place every 7 years to allow every year group to have the opportunity to be part of it.

These photographs are always a good keepsake, marking the years of secondary school. Information about how to purchase the photographs, if you should wish to do so, will be sent home in due course.

Pupils should be dressed smartly, in full school dress code for this event. Senior pupils should be in their blazers and ties. All pupils should be wearing a white shirt, tie and all black trousers or skirts and shoes.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions or concerns.

Many thanks for your support.

Published: 17 April 2018

In conjunction with respectme, Scotland’s anti-bullying service parents and carers are invited to attend two forthcoming workshops being held across regional venues. 

Online safety:  This interactive and hands on workshop lasting two hours will explore a range of important issues related to navigating the ever changing online world safely. The event will focus on:

  • How young people use technology- the risks/challenges
  • Popular social media apps- the pros and cons
  • Practical advice on parental controls,  privacy and safety settings with an opportunity to explore your own social media settings
  • Talking to your children about keeping safe online

Responding to Bullying: This 90 minute workshop is designed to:

  • Increase your awareness of bullying behaviour
  • The different ways you can respond if your child is being bullied, or is involved in the bullying of others. 
  • How you can work together with your school to provide effective support for children and young people.

 

These regional events will take place across the country with our local event being:

27 March 2018, Edinburgh City Centre:

  • Online Safety – 10.00am- 12.00pm
  • Responding to Bullying - 1.00pm – 2.30pm

Places are limited so places must be reserved by email.  

Details of other dates/times across the country can be provided on request.

Published: 17 April 2018

The consultation on the Draft Local Transport Strategy (LTS) and associated documents is now live on the Council's Consultation Hub covering the period from 2018 to 2024. The LTS outlines a range of problems and issues affecting Transport in East Lothian and what actions and measures it proposes to deal with these issues. The draft Strategy reflects the key role of transport and outlines plans for ongoing development taking into account the wider changes in East Lothian as detailed in the Local Development Plan. 

As well as the main draft LTS, there are a number of associated Plans which will deliver specific aspects of the overall Strategy - these are: 

  • The Road Asset Management Plan 
  • The Road Safety Plan 
  • The Active Travel Improvement Plan 
  • The Parking Management Strategy

We want to gather views on the draft Local Transport Strategy (and associated Plans). You can share your views on the East Lothian Consultations website. The draft LTS, associated Plans and SEA Environmental Report are available for inspection from Tuesday 3 April to Friday 11 May 2018. They can be viewed at all libraries and principal offices in East Lothian at John Muir House, Haddington and Brunton Hall, Musselburgh as well as the online consultation.

Published: 13 April 2018

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

Closing Date: Sunday 29 April 2018

 

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    Published: 06 April 2018

    Listen again to the Spring Concert which was held on Tuesday 27 March 2018 on the concerts section of our website.  Previous concerts are also accessible on their individual pages.

    Thanks to Laura Harrison, Abby Hickman and Rebecca MacKenzie and for filming the concert.

     

    Published: 29 March 2018

    The following letters provide information on arrangements for study leave, SQA arrangements for examinations, and results following the examination diet in May 2018.  

    For pupils who are leaving school, we invite you to attend the Leavers' Ceremony on Friday 6 June 2018.

    Published: 29 March 2018

    The first East Lothian Youth Summit 2018 took place at the Brunton Hall on Wednesday 7 March 2018. This inaugural summit will hopefully create a benchmark for youth engagement across Scotland, and lay the foundations for a proposed bi-annual event.

    Since our aim is ensure we acknowledge the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, we want to build an approach to engaging with children and young people which is co-productive, dynamic and responsive to ensure that all of the their voices, and their communities, are heard.  We have a duty to collaborate with young people and allow this co-working to inform the education service as set out in the ongoing development improvement plan. The information generated on the day will influence the new cycle of East Lothian planning in 2018.

    The idea was to spark on-going conversations that generate 'Ideas for Change, and Ideas for Action' that East Lothian can pledge on.  The feedback from young people, facilitators and adult helpers was very positive and, excitingly, some initiatives have already progressed from the ideas that were generated.

    A summary of the day can be found in the East Lothian Youth Summit Summary - ‘Ideas for Change, and Ideas for Action’.

    Published: 26 March 2018

    East Lothian Council invites comments on the draft school session dates for 2019/2020.  

    Comments can be made through the East Lothian Consultation Hub between 27 March 2018 and 4 May 2018.

    The consultation on the draft school session dates for 2019/2020 is to seek stakeholder views.  Our neighbouring authorities, City of Edinburgh Council and Midlothian Council have set, or are in the process of setting, their session dates and these dates are available on the respective websites.  The East Lothian Council draft dates for 2019/2020 have taken cognises of our neighbouring authority dates and very much align with City of Edinburgh Council dates.

    Published: 23 March 2018

    World Autism Awareness Week starts on Monday in preparation for April Autism Awareness month, and in assembly this morning I asked pupils what really matters to them and what we as adults and the wider Knox Academy community can offer and show support. read more here...Meadowpark newsletter 23.03.28

    Published: 16 March 2018

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