A reminder that the deadline for S2 pupils' course choices for next session is this Friday 24th March. Please ensure forms are returned to registration teachers by Friday.
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Along with Edinburgh College we have created a leaflet listing the Grades required, or preferred, in Mathematics, to study the course of your choice at Edinburgh College. There will hopefully be a Lifeskills Mathematics version soon too.
We have lists for: National 4, National 5 and Higher.
It is clear to see that there is lots of value in achieving a National 4 Qualification as well as National 5 or Higher.
The inspection report produced by HM Inspectors following our inspection that took place at the end of November 2016 has been published today.
I am delighted that the strengths of the school have been recognised in terms of our high attainment levels; the variety of courses on offer; our successes in partnership working; and the emerging, innovative practice in the use of technology.
I welcome the recommendations contained in the letter and the feedback from HMIe and have already started working with staff, East Lothian Council Education Department, and the Chair of the Parent Council as to how we move forward. We are progressing quickly with recommendations relating to practice and processes. Other changes around planning, parental engagement and reinvigorating the vision, values and aims, are going to require more time, and we would like to involve all members of the school community.
If you would like to hear more about how we plan to move forward and how you can help, there will be a meeting for any interested parent/carer on 19 April at 6.30pm in the Hall. I propose to hold update meetings throughout the time between now and the return of the Inspectors, and will inform you of those in due course.
I am looking at this as a real opportunity for Knox Academy to build on the undoubted strengths that we have. This is an exciting time for everyone in Knox’s community as we now have a mandate to progress towards excellence in all areas.
The S3 Course Choice booklet is now available online. It can be found under the Curriculum section of the website.
If you have a quick minute have a look at the video below which involved a number of S3 pupils who stepped up to the plate to be apart of the SkySports Leadership Team... leading events for local primary schools. This was their FIRST event!! And they smashed it.
All pupils involved stepped out their comfort zone and challenging their confidence and social skills (what the initiative is all about). All becoming coaches or leaders/organisers. The 28 S3 pupils led the event for 140 Primary 4 pupils.
The World Book Day Superhero competition is still open for entries until the 8th of March. Tell us your name, powers, enemies and design your costume. The best entry wins a bundle of books. You can enter on the Library Google classroom, Mr Plain has the join code. Or collect an entry form in the library.
Would you like a little extra income? Are you interested in examination procedures?
If you would be able to give up a few hours between the dates of 2 May - 2 June 2017 we are looking for people to help invigilate our SQA exams. Invigilators are usually required for a full or half day and dates are reasonably flexible.
Payment is approx. £27.15 per half-day and we usually give our invigilators 10-12 half-day sessions.
If you might be interested in this opportunity, please get in touch with our SQA Co-ordinator (Heather MacLeod) via the school office (01620 823387) or by email. We will require some basic details (name, address and telephone/email) in order to register your interest with the SQA.