A warm welcome to you, as the parent 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 just 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 cluster 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 Academy staff, I hope these days give them a strong sense of the ethos of Knox Academy. It is a school where fostering good relationships is a priority and the values of respect, courtesy and resilience are encouraged in every member of the school community. We also 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, with pupils who are curious about the world around them and are inspired to find things out for themselves.
It is important to us, too, that we work in close partnership with our parents and with the wider community. We are always encouraged by the support we receive from parents and look forward to many years of successful collaboration with you and your child.
It is my sincere wish that all our new S1 entrants will love being pupils at Knox Academy and we look forward to welcoming them in August.
Download: Knox Academy Handbook 2018-2019
East Lothian Council also produce a handbook which can be found below:
The John Muir House Handbook was last updated in November 2017.
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