General News

Published: 23 November 2018

Please find link below to a flyer detailing the EDF energy Engineering Maintenance apprenticeships.  Torness is holding 2 open days details of which are on the attached flyer. Anyone interested in attending  will require to email to book on to one of the sessions.


Published: 23 November 2018

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

Closing Date: Sunday 9 December 2018

Closing Date: Sunday 2 December 2018

Published: 23 November 2018

After much Tweeting since last Friday’s Children in Need I am delighted to report that Meadowpark pupil, staff and visitors raised £166 which is an outstanding achievement #what we can do #wecandoit. Huge thanks to parents who provide sweetie bags and cakes to sell, and for supporting such a worthy cause. Our next venture will be to raise funds for Meadowpark!

Miss Cook was in Meadowpark on Wednesday for a meeting and asked to pop into classes to chat to pupils and staff. We had a serendipitous moment when entering Tyne class. Following an incident last week which had upset a number of pupils, Miss Cook and I walked in to see L explaining through the use of Emotion Works how the situation unravelled, how they felt about things, what was said and by whom and who helped L to feel better. Read more here...

Published: 16 November 2018
Published: 16 November 2018

A bit of a catch up this week as the Meadowpark viral menace had me bed-bound last Friday.

There are a lot of good things to report on though which is exciting. Mrs Davis and I met with Max Sykes from Canon two weeks ago to request cameras to assist with recording and evidencing of activities and research related to SQA Personal Achievement Awards. Max has been a huge support to Meadowpark since we came into existence in 2015 and although hasn’t been directly involved, facilitated Katy Tunstall’s guest appearance in July 2017 with the pupil support team from Knox Academy which was hosted here and was a massive boost to all staff and pupils at the time. The good news is that Max was able to confirm this week that Canon will be generously donating 10 cameras to Meadowpark pupils so that they can express themselves digitally where often the voice becomes a hindrance. We are absolutely thrilled about this and look forward to sharing our story with Max and the team at Canon on how well our pupils progress. Read more here... Meadowpark newsletter

Published: 15 November 2018

MONDAY 26 NOVEMBER 4PM - 5PM, KNOX ACADEMY LIBRARY - senior pupils and parents are welcome to join us for a study skills session.  We will look at time management, study skills and how to stay motivated.  We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible there.

Published: 15 November 2018

We are delighted to introduce you to the first issue of the School Magazine for Session 2018/2019 - "The Return of The Bleater".

The whole team has worked very hard to create the magazine for you.  We hope you take the time to have a read and enjoy our first release.

Published: 15 November 2018

Full details of the National 5 and Higher Computing Science Assignment dates were issued in class last week. Please use the relevant link below:

Published: 02 November 2018

Masterclasses began in earnest this week and again I was delighted to see how quickly and easily pupils moved to their Masterclass room and engaged not only with the lead teacher, but with other pupils. I certainly had my skills challenged when I took over the Languages option as Mr Gilmour has been unwell this week. It is a very long time since I studied German, but was able to use the wonders of the internet to create a lesson introducing numbers and a little flavour of the German culture. What struck me was that all pupils were on a level playing field when it came to learning numbers 1-10 and all pupils put in a tremendous effort that they were rewarded with merits which go towards Knox Academy Personal Achievement Awards that are presented in the summer term at Awards Ceremony, so I am hopeful we will again see a large representation from Meadowpark pupils there. Read more here...Newsletter 02.11.18

Published: 31 October 2018

The autumn/winter edition of Countdown looks back on the successes of a fantastic sporting year including a record overseas medal tally at the Gold Coast 2018, and looks ahead to the next Games in Birmingham 2022.

Within the newsletter, you will see the winners of this year’s Team Scotland Hub, Club or School of the year award. We would encourage you to nominate your school to be recognised at next year’s Team Scotland Scottish Sports Awards 2019, which will be held in the EICC on Thursday 3 October 2019.   Look out for nominations opening on the Team Scotland website in Spring 2019.