General News

Published: 29 November 2021

SQA have provided a copy of a new learner booklet, Your National Qualifications 2021-22, for your information.  As you will see, the content is based on previous Your Coursework publications, adding in information about the approach for 2021-22 and the exam diet.

SQA are currently printing this booklet and will arrange for a bulk supply, along with a covering letter, to be delivered shortly.

This booklet is also published on the SQA Website. 

 

Published: 26 November 2021

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

Closing Date: Sunday 12 December 2021

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

Published: 21 November 2021

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

Closing Date: Sunday 5 December 2021

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

Published: 19 November 2021

A few weeks ago at Meadowpark, we launched our Meadowpark enterprise projects.    This essentially involved me having to get my hands in my pocket and and give each class some money from which they would develop their enterprise business.   Since then, each class has been using their enterprise lesson to learn about business and to produce items to sell.  We are going to be holding a Covid safe "Christmas Fair" before the end of term where people can order some of the amazing things that classes have been producing.  For example, Esk class have been making Gonks, which are those super cute Scandanavian bearded gnomes that have become really popular.  We also have Leven class making 2022 calendars and Clyde class are making Christmas decorations etc.  More info to follow on this.

Today has been a non uniform day with proceeds going to Children in Need.  Thanks to everyone who supported this and I'm very happy to be able to send £24 to them!

Lots of classes have been continuing their work around Armistice Day and finding out about WWI.  Some classes visited the memorial to pay their respects and have also produced some amazing artwork.

It's been lovely this term to be able to start doing some things that we've really missed over the lock downs.  On Thursdays, we are able to visit the swimming pool at the Aubigny centre and all of the young people have been fantastic here.  They've demonstrated their independence and mature attitudes and supported each other brilliantly.  Other groups have been demonstrating the same during their visits to Aubigny gym.

 

Published: 17 November 2021

The council is sharing detailed information on its school buildings with a new website giving a full picture of its estate at individual school, cluster and East Lothian level.

Information is available on the condition, suitability and capacity of existing schools and the council is keen to hear the views of families, communities and learners.

This is part of the development of a Learning Estate Investment Plan for East Lothian. The plan will set out the council’s investment priorities for its schools to make sure that all facilities support high quality teaching and learning equally across the county, and to outline the investment needed for this to happen. It will also consider how school buildings support community use.

To share your feedback you can:

The feedback will be analysed alongside the results of the online questionnaire that was held in February and presented at a future council meeting. 

The pre-consultation will close on 10 December 2021.

 

Published: 16 November 2021

The Teenage Booster and Meningitis ACWY Vaccination Programme will take place in early 2022. 

  • Vaccination consent packs are out now for pupils in S3 and S4. Packs are also sent out for older pupils who have not yet received their vaccinations. 
  • The Teenage Boosters Programme was cancelled in 2021 due to school closures, and we will be offering in 2022 to all pupils who missed out on an offer last year.
  • Every year, pupils in S3 are offered the Teenage Booster to complete their lifelong protection, through Routine immunisations against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio.  Older pupils who have not yet taken up the offer are also offered an opportunity to come forward for vaccination.
  • In addition to the Teenage Booster vaccination, all S3 pupils are recommended a Meningitis ACWY vaccination. This protects against several strains of meningitis.    The offer is also made to older pupils who are not immunised.
  • Please read the letter in the consent pack, discuss the vaccinations with your child and return completed and signed consent forms to school by 03 December 2021.
  • See NHS Inform for more information on vaccines for young people (available in various languages and formats) and young people, immunisations and consent for teenagers.
Published: 15 November 2021

An updated version of the Knox Academy School Handbook 2021-2022 can be found within the School Info section of the school website.  

Published: 08 November 2021

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

Closing Date: Sunday 21 November 2021

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

Published: 08 November 2021

The Prelim Examination Timetable, running from 25 November 2021 – 10 December 2021, is now available.  Details of exact locations and rooming for individual classes and pupils will be issued by teachers closer to the date of the examination.  Any concerns or questions should be directed to the appropriate Pupil Support Leader.

Published: 05 November 2021

On the 18 August 2021 the Cabinet Minister for Education, Shirley-Anne Somerville, announced that the plan is to go ahead with an examination diet, for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher in Session 2021-22. This decision around this will continue to be monitored as we progress through the academic year.

A planned diet of prelims for National 5/Higher/Advanced Higher will take place from Thursday 25 November 2021 until Friday 10 December 2021. The prelim timetable will be shared with pupils next week.  Further advice and expectations can be found in the letter from our Head Teacher on Friday 5 November 2021. 

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