A very warm welcome to you, as the parent(s)/carer(s) of a prospective pupil in S1 at Knox Academy next session. In this handbook you will find lots of information about the school and I hope it gives you a flavour of some of the opportunities which await our new S1 pupils.
While the move from primary to secondary school can be daunting, I do believe the Primary 7 pupils in our associated primaries are well prepared for the transition and can look forward to the move with optimism and excited anticipation.
In June, pupils spend some time with us, taking part in sporting activities, following their timetabled classes, meeting their teachers and getting a real sense of what it is like to be a pupil at Knox Academy.
As well as enabling the Primary 7 pupils to get to know their future classmates and Knox Academy staff, I hope these days give them a strong sense of the ethos of our school. It is a school where fostering strong relationships is our top priority, along with ensuring high quality and learning and teaching so our pupils achieve their potential. The values of ambition, respect and community are at the heart of our school and our expectations that we all demonstrate these values in all that we do. We pride ourselves in valuing each pupil individually and equally, recognising that all pupils have different needs. We aim to support those needs through the provision of a wide variety of learning experiences for all our pupils, both within the classroom and beyond. We want learning to be fun, exciting and challenging, and to nurture pupils to be curious about the world around them and who are inspired to use their creativity and initiative to find things out for themselves – to be independent learners.
It is important to us, too, that we work in close partnership with our parents/carers/carers and with the wider community. We are always encouraged by the support we receive from parents/carers/carers and look forward to many years of successful collaboration with you and your child.
It is my sincere wish that all our new S1 pupils will love being pupils at Knox Academy and we look forward to welcoming them in August.
Download: Knox Academy Handbook 2020-2021
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