February 2022

Published: 28 February 2022

Dear Parent/Carer I am writing to you following the most recent update to guidance on reducing the risks from COVID-19 in schools which was published by the Scottish Government on 17 February and applies from Monday 28 February 2022. You can read the guidance online from the Scottish Government website.  Full details are available in the letter issued on Friday 25 February 2022 from Nicola McDowell, Head of Education Service.

Published: 24 February 2022

I hope that you and your young person had an enjoyable and relaxing half term break. We often use the start of a new term to reinforce some of our school expectations. I am writing to seek your support in helping to reinforce our school uniform policy now that Covid mitigations are reducing and we are starting to return to a more ‘normal’ approach to life in general.  This letter from Miss Cook sets out all uniform expectations for young people attending Knox Academy.

Published: 22 February 2022

Do you enjoy reading Graphic Novels? Knox Academy is taking part in the Excelsior Award 2022.

If you would like to take part and read some shortlisted Graphic Novels for the award or would like some more details please speak to Ms Fry in the Library. 

Published: 19 February 2022

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

Closing Date: Sunday 27 February 2022

Closing Date: Sunday 6 March 2022

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

Published: 04 February 2022

The updated Risk Assessment for Reducing Risks in School is now available. 

Published: 03 February 2022

East Lothian Council has updated the Young Carer's website with lots of useful information.

A Young Carer is someone under 18 or is 18 years but still at school, who provides unpaid help and support to a relative, friend or neighbour who due to illness or disability cannot manage to live independently without their help. Some children and young people will have small caring roles, and some will have big caring roles. You might share this caring role with another sibling or an adult carer.

East Lothian Council want to ensure that all our Young Carers have the same opportunities as other children and young people their age. We therefore need to know who our Young Carers are in order that we have the most appropriate services in place to meet their needs. It you know a Young Carer or are a Young Carer please complete our initial questionnaire. Some-one from the Young Service will then contact you to tell you more about what we are doing to support Young Carers in your local area.

Published: 02 February 2022

As a number of pupils continue to self-isolate, work is being provided on our own Google Classrooms. Additional work/learning can be accessed at e-Sgoil, West_OS and the National E-Learning offer for both Broad General Education and Senior Phase (S4-S6)

All pupils can now access recorded video lessons on West_OS using their Glow login to support their learning and revision at home! There are lots of quality assured video lessons available for all our pupils across a range of subjects. Pupils will find this a great resource to support their learning and revision on Glow. If you do not have your Glow Login details please email the School Office to request these from our Admin Team).

The SQA provide recent past papers and assignments on their website alongside marking schemes. Understanding Standards provides a wide range of subject-specific materials that explain the national standards required in SQA assessments.

Twitter Accounts: Education Scotland| eSgoil | Glow | Scholar |SQAWest_OS

Google Classroom Glow Scholar SQA Understanding Standards Education Scotland e-Sgoil West_OS  

Published: 01 February 2022

There is a wealth of guidance available for students planning for their future after leaving school.

  • All students have access to an online careers account on My World of Work.
  • Another site which is continually being updated for parents and careers has been launched:  My Kid's Career.

Up-to-date careers news can be found on our website or using the easy to remember link: knox.is/careers