General News

Published: 11 June 2020

All pupils and staff will be able to vote for the new head pupils on Tuesday 23 June 2020. Below are the manifestos from all candidates to help to inform your decision.  As we will be unable to hold our live hustings event as usual, we will publish campaign videos next week. There will also be the opportunity for pupils to take part in a virtual Question Time prior to the voting.

Good luck to all the candidates!

Published: 10 June 2020

A former student at the University of Birmingham is conducting a research project exploring teen well-being during the Covid pandemic. It would be great if we could support this study for young people aged 11-15.  All those taking part have the chance to win one of six £30 Amazon Vouchers. Parents/Carers could perhaps encourage their young person to get involved. Thanks.

Published: 09 June 2020

Our Headteachers and school staff are currently progressing their plans to welcome children and young people back into school in August. To help us get this as right as we can for children and young people we would appreciate your views. We would be most grateful of you could complete this short survey regarding your child’s return to school in August by Monday 15 June 2020 4 pm. Paper copies are available from the School Office by request. Thank you.

Published: 04 June 2020

The First Minister last week announced that Scotland has entered Phase 1 of its recovery route map.

More details will be published in the coming weeks about what this means for the county's schools as further information is made available by the national Education Recovery Group. However the council has confirmed what this means for its Children’s Hubs and schools.

Chief Operating Officer for Education Lesley Brown said: “Our Hubs were welcomed by the families who have been eligible for this provision. It has allowed our keyworkers to continue with their essential roles and provided stability and support for their children while they do so. As our staff return to schools we must look at how we can combine the requirements to continue to provide this emergency childcare, plan for a new and very different academic year, and continue to support distance learning. Children currently attending the six Children’s Hubs will move to their own school for childcare during June.  Parents are being informed about this change and the arrangements being put in place to support their child.

“Learning from the Hubs has also been helpful to us as we establish new routines and practices and this experience will be vital as we move forward.”

Read the full Press Release...

Published: 03 June 2020

The Children’s Parliament want to share how the Coronavirus Lockdown is experienced by children.

They have now launched the June 2020 How are you doing? survey, available. Children can come to the survey anew, or be returning after completing it in previous months.

If you visit Coronovirus Kids you will also find:

  • A report on findings from our April and May How are you doing? surveys. In April and May we had an amazing response, nearly 4,000 children each month. The survey captures a national picture on a range of areas from home life, to learning in lockdown, to mental and physical health, family and peer relationships.
  • There is a one-page childrens' feedback report.
  • We have also developed a short ‘note’ for practitioners and policy makers about how they might think about using the insight we are providing.
  • This is also where we publish the Corona Times Journal, with children reporting on life at the moment. The last Journal, number 3, looked at learning in lockdown and the return to school.
Published: 03 June 2020

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

Closing Date: Sunday 14 June 2020

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

Published: 27 May 2020

VIRTUAL SPORTS DAY in partnership with...

Leisure Time Sports and Crossfit Haddington

Launching on Monday 1st June 2020 via. Google Classroom

 

On Monday 1st June, Tuesday 2nd June and Wednesday 3rd June the tasks and challenges will launch for you to access and give a go! You have until Friday 5th June to complete some, or all of them! The more you do, the more house points and individual points you will score!

It is really important that you listen to the instructions and ensure you complete the task to the best of your ability, all whilst having fun! If you wish to share your images or videos please mention us on Twitter

We have various prizes for S1, S2, S3 and S4-S6, as well as additional staff prizes. Don't worry if you miss out on these excellent prizes, Leisure Time Sports are offering all participants a 15% OFF DISCOUNT CODE: to get the discount just enter the code 'FRIENDS15' at the checkout.

PE staff will be contactable via. email on the launch days for those with any questions!

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GOOD LUCK
Published: 24 May 2020

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

Closing Date: Sunday 7 June 2020

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

Published: 22 May 2020

Following the announcement by the First Minister yesterday about the phased reopening of schools, we know that you will have lots of questions about when and how our children and young people will return to schools across East Lothian.

Full details of the current situation can be read in the letter issued this afternoon (22 May 2020) by Lesley Brown - Chief Operating Officer (Education)

Published: 22 May 2020

Starting week commencing 25 May 2020 the Mathematics Department will be offering 'drop in' sessions through Google Meet and using pupil edubuzz accounts.

How the session will run will depend on what questions are being asked and what pupils want to do but it goes without saying that we want to be as supportive and responsive as possible.

The session schedule is here and pupils will be invited via their Google Classroom.

Also in our Faculty we have some live lessons taking place in Computing Science at National 4/5 and Higher levels - thanks to Mr McSwan and Mrs Stewart for organising this.

In addition our new Digital Leaders have been busy creating useful video guides. Here is what they have so far: 

Fantastic work all round!

Take care

Mr Blair

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