January 2019

Published: 30 January 2019

As part of the Parental Engagement Strategy 2017-2020, this Parental Engagement Survey is to gather valuable information from parents.

This survey will be open for completion until Friday 22 February 2019.  Parents only need to complete one survey if they have multiple children at Knox Academy, but need to complete more than one survey for children at different schools.  The survey results will be collated and shared with the Head Teacher and Chair of the Parent Council to support and inform parental engagement with the school in the future.

Thank-you for your time in filling in your responses to the survey.

Published: 28 January 2019

The Course Choice Booklet for S4 pupils moving into S5 and S5 pupils moving into S6 is now available.

Published: 25 January 2019

Following our values of Ambition, Respect and Community as a school we have decided to set up an Inclusion (Equity) Fund. We are all too aware there are so many amazing opportunities offered to pupils throughout their school career that can be difficult to access because of financial constraints and this should not be a barrier to participation. We want to encourage our pupils to be ambitious, support our school community and respect the individual circumstances of every family and therefore hope you will agree that an Equity Fund would go a long way to improving the educational experience of a number of our pupils.

A letter with full details was issued at registration to pupils this morning.

Published: 18 January 2019

The Musselburgh Area Partnership recently launched their second Participatory Budgeting initiative. This initiative provides the communities of Musselburgh,Old Craighall, Wallyford and Whitecraig the opportunity to put forward projects for funding which they feel would have an impact on POVERTY and REDUCING INEQUALITIES in the community. The Musselburgh Area Partnership committed £20,000 to this project along with a further £45,000 which was successfully bid for from the Scottish Governments Community Choices fund. In total £65,000 is available to fund projects.

This initiative was launched on 3 December 2018 and the final date for application is Thursday 31 January 2019. All projects which meet the guidance criteria will go forward to a public vote in March and those projects which acquire the most votes up to the maximum of total £65,000 will be funded.

To help the community understand exactly what Participatory Budgeting (PB) is, a short film to explain what PB is and how it works has been commissioned

if anyone has a query or would like to meet to discuss ideas to contact Caroline Davies, Community Learning and Development on 0131 653 4071 or by email.

The film, application process and guidance can be found on the Musselburgh Area Partnership website.




Published: 18 January 2019

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

Closing Date: Sunday 3 February 2019

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

Published: 18 January 2019

Some additional information regarding timings of the School Day starting in June 2019 is now available.

This is in addition to the information issued via letter to pupils in registration earlier this week.

Published: 18 January 2019

Scholar offer over thirty online courses for Scottish schools aligned to the SQA curriculum at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher level. They draw on the knowledge and experience of teachers working in Scottish schools and our authors share their wealth of experience as educators.

All students are welcome to attend Online Tutor Sessions which are interactive events on a variety of fundamental areas hosted by subject specialists who have extensive teaching experience.

Details of upcoming revision sessions can be found on the Scholar website along with an archive of recordings of past sessions.

You may wish to follow Scholar on Twitter to keep up to date.

Happy revising!

Published: 18 January 2019

The baby photographs which should have been available for collection with the Yearbook 2017 are now waiting at the office.  Apologies for this oversight.

Published: 17 January 2019

The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 is about improving the wellbeing of children and young people in Scotland. The Act is wide ranging and includes key parts of the Getting it right for every child approach, commonly known as GIRFEC.

A detailed information leaflet is available within the Parent Zone > Pupil Support Information section of our website.

Published: 17 January 2019

Presentations from the Course Choice Evening held on Wednesday 9 January 2019 are now available to view online.

A reminder that Course Choice Booklets are also available.

Published: 15 January 2019

The Progression Pathway Booklet for S2 pupils moving into S3 is now available

Published: 15 January 2019

At registration this morning pupils were issued with a letter from Fiona Robertson, Head of Education concerning the Phased Introduction of the Common School Day.