February 2020

Published: 28 February 2020

When it comes to thinking about options, parents have a big influence on what our children choose to do. So, that means we need to know what we are talking about. It’s up to us to take the long view because that’s harder for young people to do: it’s not just about now; it’s also about what’s up ahead and makes most sense based on the future job market.

The document "Learner Journey in a Nutshell" has been produced to highlight different paths available for individuals and references many useful additional documents.

Visit the Parent Zone of our website for further information on how to support your Young Person.

Published: 27 February 2020

East Lothian Council has received a number of enquiries surrounding Novel Coronavirus in recent days.

Please see information previously issued from NHS Lothian and continue to check the Government website for updates.

Published: 27 February 2020

East Lothian Council are holding a careers and job event 10 am - 2 pm, on Saturday 7 March 2020 at Queen Margaret University.

The event focuses on the wide range of opportunities available in Early Learning and Childcare – including jobs available now.

It’s a growing sector – by 2020 the sector in Scotland will need up to 11,000 new recruits. Not all of these will work directly with children as practitioners, managers or childminders, but also in support services such as catering.

It’s a free event for anyone who has an interest in this area, or who would like to find out more.

A range of exhibitors will be there covering every aspect of the industry.

It’s never too early or too late to play a difference in shaping young children’s lives.

More details are available on the East Lothian Council Website.

Published: 26 February 2020

Haddington Twinning Association is hosting their annual quiz night of Friday 13 March 2020. All other relevant information can be found here.

Published: 25 February 2020

HM Inspectors have now published their letter following the inspection of our school from 9 – 12 December 2019.

Full Inspection Details can be found on the Education Scotland website.

Published: 23 February 2020

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

Closing Date: Sunday 1 March 2020

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

Published: 20 February 2020

The £250 Best Start Grant School Age Payment can be used for anything from a coat and shoes to books or days out. The application deadline is 29 February 2020, so don't miss out!

You can get Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods:

  • if your child is the right age for a payment
  • whether you're in work or not, as long as you're on certain payments or benefits
  • as long as you're the parent of a child, or the main person looking after the child

If you can get more than one payment at the same time

You only need to fill in the Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods form once to apply for all the payments you can get now.

If you can get one payment now and another in the future, you'll need to fill in a new form each time you apply.

More information is available on the Scottish Government website.

Published: 17 February 2020

This is to let you all know that there will be a Paris Trip meeting on Thursday 19 March in T1.1 (Miss McBride's Room) at 5.30pm. If a parent or carer is unable to attend please ensure that someone will collect all essential information for you.

Please also ensure that a photocopy of your child's passport & EHIC card (still valid until the end of December 2020) are brought to the meeting. If you have no access to a photocopier or scanner/printer these documents can be photocopied at the meeting therefore please ensure they are brought along so this can be done ( If you son/daughter does not have a passport please ensure that the process of applying one is started ASAP).

Lastly, please be aware that the two final payment installments are fast approaching : 28 Feb & 22 March. Please can you ensure that these payment deadlines are adhered to as we are now in the process of paying important invoices.

Any issues with any of the above please contact Miss McBride or Miss Laudi ASAP.

Published: 07 February 2020

The expansion of Early Learning and Childcare to 1140 hours in August 2020 requires a significant workforce increase for the sector.

More than a job... its a profession and a passion.

Queen Margaret University - Musselburgh - Saturday 7 March 2020 - 10am-2pm


Published: 05 February 2020

East Lothian Council have had a lot of queries from schools about pupils from China.  Pupils (or staff) who have returned from China and who have no symptoms may attend school as usual. 

However, full details can be read in the letters from NHS Lothian (3 February 2020) and another from NHS Lothian (27 January 2020)

Government Information for the General Public

Published: 03 February 2020

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

Closing Date: Sunday 9 February 2020

Closing Date: Sunday 16 February 2020

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