General News

Published: 01 December 2019

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

Closing Date: Sunday 8 December 2019

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

Published: 01 December 2019

The Knox Academy Christmas Concert will take place on Wednesday 11 December 2019 at 7 pm. Tickets are available Monday 2 December 2019 for performers, then general release on Wednesday 4 December 2019. £5 or £3 concessions.

It's sure to be a fantastic evening!

Published: 29 November 2019

We are renowned in Scotland for being shy and reticent when it comes to sharing success for fear of being the centre of unwanted attention. We are a nation of name callers and often begrudge the success of others and yet without perseverance and dogged determination some of the most inspirational Scots would not have achieved the recognition they justifiably deserve: Andy Murray, Chris Hoy, Annie Lennox, Calvin Harris, John Bellany, Sean Connery to name but a few.

With the recent introduction of achievement awards and ties we have increased our awareness and celebration of what many pupils in Knox Academy are achieving. There have been some exceptional nominations and recipients – have a look here

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Published: 28 November 2019

A list of  pupils attending the theatre trip to the Lyceum, Edinburgh on Friday 13th December is now up in the Drama corridor. Please check your name is on the list if you think you are going to see A Christmas Carol.

There shall be a meeting about the trip on WED 4TH DECEMBER at 1.15 in the Drama Studio for those who are coming. Bring your lunch!

Published: 27 November 2019

East Lothian Works’ Foundation Apprenticeship leaflet for 2020-2022 has been released! This leaflet displays the frameworks on offer for students, and identifies the pathways available for young Foundation Apprenticeship pupils. This year’s leaflet is particularly special as it features some of our current Foundation Apprenticeship students either at their workplace, or in the classroom. East Lothian Works would like to extend a huge thank you to these young people for being a part of this leaflet.

Foundation Apprenticeships are fantastic opportunities to gain knowledge in a certain subject while also gaining invaluable work experience. This provides students with a competitive edge when applying for jobs, Modern/Graduate Apprenticeships, Universities, and/or Colleges. They also boost confidence, self-esteem, and can provide pupils with a clear sense of direction once they leave school.

Foundation Apprenticeships are available to Senior Phase students. If you are interested in doing a Foundation Apprenticeship please speak to your Guidance Teacher.

More details can be found in the Foundation Apprenticeships 2020-2022 Information Leaflet.

Published: 22 November 2019

The Autumn/Winter term is always packed with activities, which add something special to school life, and this session will be no different in terms of the number of events taking place during the month of December. 

Full details can be found in the Christmas letter from Miss Cook.

Published: 22 November 2019

From when we first opened the Meadowpark doors in August 2015 we have accessed our local community: making and following up plans for cooking and shopping in Tesco; attending Aubigny centre for swimming, badminton, gym sessions; accessing River Tyne for kayaking, nature discovery and discovering a myriad of cycle paths...read more here

Published: 21 November 2019

Knox Academy will be hosting its third annual Careers Event and it's looking like this the best yet!

It will take place on Monday 3 February 2020 from 6pm.

We are working with 'Developing Young Workforce' and reaching out to our Parent and Employer networks to support the evening and the 'line up' is coming together as we speak.

In the meantime here are two useful sources of information:

  • You can find a video and accompanying infographics on the DYW website here.
  • For general interest, this SDS video, called Skills 4.0, highlights the skills that will be required in a changing workplace.

 

Published: 19 November 2019

Following our values of Respect, Ambition & Community as a school we have to set up an Inclusion 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.

Therefore, we’ve registered with Easyfundraising, it’s a great site where you can help us raise funds  by simply doing your everyday online shopping!

Over 4,000 big name retailers are included, such as Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, eBay, Boden and M&S.

Every time you shop through easy fundriaising we receive a small donation to say ‘thank you!’ It’s completely free and over £29M has been raised for causes just like us so far.

We want to raise as much as possible so please sign up and help us by clicking on the link.

Published: 15 November 2019

Nobody likes sudden change particularly when we’ve been used to certain visuals, tastes, smells and sounds in a familiar environment. Making a move, even for all the right reasons can be very different from what we are used to. Therefore carefully planned and timed transitions are essential if we are to build on success for our young people as they move into the next phase of their lives and so for some this means beginning an early phased transition. We had a visit last week from a pupil who is currently in P7 and who will be joining us full time in August 2020. We had provided a social story with lots of visuals and during their visit they ticked off rooms and areas from their checklist. This allowed them to stay focused which helped to reduce anxiety levels and gave me an opportunity to carry out a brief formative assessment, including their delight at seeing some friends already happy here. Read more here...Newsletter 15.11.19

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