Pupil Post

This is the place to view all letters and other documents sent home via 'pupil post'.

Letters in the Last Month

Published: Thu 1 Apr 2021

What is a provisional grade? Provisional grades are the grades we will submit to SQA on 25 June, based on all of the ‘demonstrated attainment’ evidence we have for each pupil. These grades will only become final grades once the SQA has confirmed them and these will be the grades that each candidate receives on their SQA certificate on Tuesday 10 August 2021. Full details are available in document issued on Thursday 1 April 2021 from our Head Teacher.

Published: Wed 31 Mar 2021

If your child / young person tests positive for Covid-19 during the holiday period please email the details to covidinschools@eastlothian.gov.uk

Only if you have no access to email then call East Lothian Council on 01875 613921

 

Published: Mon 29 Mar 2021

It is nice to be able to communicate exceptionally positive news at the end of a long and challenging term for staff, pupils and parents alike. We are very much looking forward to welcoming all of our young people back to full-time schooling on Tuesday 20 April 2021, following the Easter break. The First Minister will confirm this on Tuesday 6 April 2021 based on the continued suppression of the virus. The full return to school will be welcome news to all of our school community, and for once, during this pandemic, it finally feels like we are getting back to some level of normality that will be longer lasting with the reduced transmission rates and the roll out of the vaccine. I am sure, as I said at Parent Council last week, we are all glad to see school/education return to our young people’s lives, and that, coupled with the anticipation of being able to see our families and friends again, life is feeling much more positive again. The improving weather and longer days will, I am sure, also help to support everyone’s mental health and wellbeing. Full details are available in the letter issued on Monday 29 March 2021 from our Head Teacher.

Published: Mon 29 Mar 2021

Thank you for your continued efforts to facilitate the safe return to school for your child/ children. The measures your school has in place, and the guidance provided by the Scottish Government when your child/children are not in school, are vital for continuing to protect children, staff and you, as parents/carers. Everything you do to follow these measures, will keep the spread of the virus down, and help to ensure the smooth and full reopening of schools. Full details are available in the letter issued from NHS Lothian on Monday 29 March 2021.

Published: Fri 26 Mar 2021

It would be useful for young people to highlight their assessments on the timetable issued. We will issue pupils with a template to complete on Monday/Tuesday afternoon and give some supported time to complete their own personal assessment timetable to aid their planning and organisation. This should aid the creation of an appropriate study timetable, beginning over the Easter Break. Full details are available in the letter issued on 26 March 2021 from our DHT, Caroline Falconer.

A copy of our  Assessment Timetable is available - 

Published: Thu 25 Mar 2021

Internal verification is an approach to quality assurance based on peer support and review that enables us to integrate quality into internal assessment from start to finish. Full details are available in our Verification Policy 2021.

Published: Mon 15 Mar 2021

Accessing the booking form via your Glow account.

You have to be logged into your Glow account before it will let you submit the booking form for Easter Study Support Form. 

Please note that we recommend using the Chrome browser for your glow account (this optimises the experience).

To be sure of accessing your Glow account, we suggest you do the following:

  1. Close your existing browser session completely
  2. Open a fresh browser session
  3. Go to the Glow homepage https://glow.rmunify.com/
  4. Enter your Glow credentials to login (please contact your school if unsure of your Glow username or require a password reset)
  5. Once you are logged in, open a new browser tab and navigate to the e-Sgoil Study Support page http://www.e-sgoil.com/easterstudysupportsessions2021/
  6. Access the booking form link from this page
  7. This will work in all instances except potentially when you have already used the same browser to access another O365 account. In this case, a separate browser, InPrivate(incognito) session, or clearing cookies will be a required first step before the above

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Published: Mon 15 Mar 2021

The School testing programme is aimed at school staff and secondary pupils only. The tests will be handed to those participants who wish to participate and should only be used by them and must not be shared with anyone else. Full details are available in the letter issued by East Lothian Council on 15 March 2021.

Published: Fri 12 Mar 2021

As we prepare for the phased return of all pupil to school I would like to draw your attention to the latest guidelines on face coverings. The most recent advice given is that face coverings should be worn by all learners from S1 – S6 and staff while in classrooms, communal areas and while moving around the school. Full details are available in the letter issued on Friday 12 March 2021 from Mr Illingworth, DHT.

Published: Thu 11 Mar 2021

Return to school for pupils in the BGE (S1, S2 and S3)

Week commencing Monday, 15th March

Pupils in the BGE (S1 to S3) will return to school for a period of time each week before the Easter break to allow them to reconnect with their in-school, face to face learning.  There will be a focus on wellbeing throughout this period.  A blended learning approach will be taken from Monday, 15th March to the end of term to deliver other aspects of their curriculum.  Full details are available in the letter issued 11 March 2021 from our Head Teacher.

Published: Thu 11 Mar 2021

An overview of  the Temporary timetable and detailed arrangements for Senior pupils on from Monday 15 March 2021. Full details are available in the letter issued from our Head Teacher on 11 March 2021.

 

Published: Thu 11 Mar 2021

I am writing to follow up on the letter I sent out yesterday and to let you know about the Schools Asymptomatic Testing Programme, which has been put in place as part of the package of COVID19 risk reduction mitigations in schools across Scotland, and to give you more information about how the programme will operate in East Lothian Schools. Full details are available in the letter issued on Thursday 11 March 2021 from our Head Teacher.

Published: Wed 10 Mar 2021

Phased return of S1-S6 pupils at Knox Academy – 15 March – 1 April 2021 I hope this letter finds you safe and well. After two and a half months off it feels very positive to be writing to you to give you detailed information about welcoming all of our young people back to Knox Academy for a phased return from 15 March. We have been asked, by the Scottish Government, to prioritise face to face teaching for S4-S6 pupils and to ensure that all pupils experience some in school learning during these three weeks too. During the phased return we would ask, that as best as possible, pupils wear school uniform and bring a cosy jacket/fleece to wear over this to keep them warm, if required. Full details are available in the letter issued on Wednesday 10 March from our Head Teacher.

Published: Wed 10 Mar 2021

I hope you are all safe and well. It has been an extremely challenging and anxious time over the last year for parents/carers and pupils alike. The First Minister’s announcement last week, of a phased return for all pupils from S1-S6, is to take place from 15 March – 1 April. The Scottish Government has asked that S4-S6 pupils’ learning has to be prioritised during these three weeks to support the learning and teaching associated with their SQA qualifications. It is expected that all pupils, from S1-S6 will return to school full-time after the Easter holidays. Full details are available in the letter issued from our Head Teacher on Wednesday 10 March 2021.

Published: Mon 8 Mar 2021

e-Sgoil is offering an Easter programme of real-time, interactive webinars covering Nat 4 to Advanced Higher, for Scottish learners in the Senior Phase. The programme is not designed to deliver whole course content but will focus on key aspects of the subject(s) and hints and tips on how to be successful in assessments. 

If you still require your GLOW username and password please email admin@knox.elcschool.org.uk who can provide you with this. 

It looks like a great opportunity to take up.

 

Archive Letters

Published: Fri 19 Feb 2021

An online questionnaire to gather the views of local communities on the council’s existing learning estate will go live on Monday (22 February 2021).

Phase 1 of the Learning Estate Review pre-consultation has been designed to offer schools and communities the opportunity to share their opinions on the condition of the existing learning estate. The pre-consultation will also gather views on how well the school estate supports learning.

The questionnaire will run from 22 February – 15 March 2021 on the council’s Consultation Hub, to provide an easy and accessible way for people to participate.

Phase 2 of the process will involve a series of online community engagement workshops, which will run from 10 – 28 May.

The survey is available to view here and will be live for responses from Monday 22 February 2021.

Published: Fri 19 Feb 2021

Dear Parent/Carer

I am writing to let you know about the new Schools/ ELC Asymptomatic Testing Programme, which is being put in place as part of the package of COVID-19 risk reduction mitigations in schools across Scotland, and to give you more information about how the programme will operate in our school. Full details are available in the letter issued from our Head Teacher on 19 February 2021.

Published: Thu 18 Feb 2021

I hope you are all safe and well and your young person is engaging well in the first week of remote learning following the February break. As I said in my letter to you on Tuesday, I am now writing out to you all with our planned return for our senior phase pupils who are following practical subjects at Knox Academy. Full details are available in the letter issued from our Head Teacher on 18 February 2021.

Published: Mon 15 Feb 2021

You may have seen recent news reports highlighting the risk of online grooming and radicalisation of young people during the current pandemic lockdown.

More and more pupils are now being home-schooled and spending more time online than normal. Without realising, your child could potentially be the target for online radicalisers and extremists. This is not just relevant to lockdown, but the risk is more prevalent during this time. Full details are available in the letter issued 15 February 2021 from East Lothian Council Prevention Team and Police Scotland.