General News

Published: 10 December 2016

The National Improvement Framework has been introduced to provide better information about how children and young people are progressing and how well schools, councils and the Scottish Government are supporting their learning. That information will help teachers and others who work to support children and young people to understand where improvement is needed. It will also help schools, councils and national government to see which learning, teaching and assessment approaches are working well, and where changes need to be made.

The Scottish Government has published the following documents with information for parents/carers:

Published: 06 December 2016

A reminder that our S1 Parents' Evening is this Thursday 8 December 2016 from 5 pm - 7 pm.  

S1 Pupils have been collecting appointments from their teachers over the past week.

Should you be unable to attend Parents' Evening and would like some feedback on your son/daughter's progress please contact their Guidance Teacher in the first instance via the School Office.

Published: 06 December 2016

Fiona Robertson has issued a letter to parents/carers concerning the Achievement of a Level in Literacy and Numeracy.

Published: 05 December 2016

On Tuesday 13 December S4 - 6 pupils are invited to attend a meeting from 1330 - 1355 to find out more about Torness Power Station, EDF and the  apprenticeship opportunity below. Pupils have been asked to let Mr Blair know about their intention to attend the meeting by the end of the week.

Here is some information:

 

If you’re looking to be part of a better energy future, our Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship will give you the skills, confidence and qualifications to join our industry’s next generation.

Our four-year apprenticeship focuses on the skills required to maintain our power stations. This could be one of our coal, gas or nuclear plants situated around the UK. As well as the technical skills, we’ll also help you develop the attitudes and behaviours essential to the safe operation of our power stations.

Your first two years will be based at HMS Sultan and HMS Collingwood Royal Naval bases, where you’ll have access to excellent training facilities as part of our academic and workshop training programme. You’ll then spend your final two years on whichever one of our power stations you applied to. Here, you’ll work alongside and learn from fully qualified professionals, developing your knowledge and skills at the same time as completing your academic and vocational qualifications. As you learn, you’ll also get paid and if you apply yourself, you’ve got a good chance of securing a permanent job at the end of it all.

What you need to apply:
• Five GCSEs at grade C or above, National 5 or equivalent, including Maths, two Science (or 1 Science and a Technical subject) and English Language
• A talent for practical subjects
• The desire to learn and develop your skills
• A willingness to relocate as required

For more information and to apply, visit edfenergy.com/apprentices

Published: 02 December 2016

The Young Enterprise Christmas Market takes place tomorrow at Central Halls, just off Lothian Road, in Edinburgh, from 10 am until 3 pm.  If you are in Edinburgh for any reason, please come along and support the Knox Academy teams.  A great chance to buy some unique hand-made gifts for Christmas!

Published: 22 November 2016

What's Your Story?
Are you a digital writer or illustrator? 13-19 years old and living in Scotland? Then this could be the creative opportunity you've been waiting for!
What's Your Story is an online magazine dedicated to supporting and promoting Scotland's teenage literary scene. Whatever you write or illustrate, no matter how 'good' you think you are, Scottish Book Trust want to support you in getting your creative voice heard.
At What's Your Story you will discover work by Scottish teens, blogs and submit your own work for publication.

Visit What's Your Story? website for more details. 

Published: 13 November 2016

Isaac Ingram and his sister Daisy (P7 Yester) overcame lots of nerves to present in front of an audience of more than a hundred children, teachers and UK space agency people at the Principia schools conference at York University. The event was run like a real academic science conference with children giving talks and presenting posters. It was a fantastic experience for them both.

Their talk was about the SonicPi music coding competition that Isaac won in April and how he then went on to write a workshop and test it out with Daisy, to teach her some coding so she could compose her own music. He then talked about the lesson he ran for his 2L1 class at Knox. They both presented their talk very well, remaining calm and confident and receiving lots of questions from interested children at the end. They met and spoke with Tim Peake who said he'd really enjoyed hearing Isaac's tune in space! Tim gave time to every child and young person at the event, around 500 of them, as well as giving a keynote speech about his mission.

On the second day of the conference they enjoyed a range of workshops and demos about space and technology research and careers, including workshops on the Microbit, RaspberryPi/AstroPi and a talk about the National Space Academy experiments that Tim Peake completed in the ISS. They also got to explore the university campus to see what it's like studying there.

 

Published: 05 November 2016

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

Closing Date: Sunday 20 November 2016

Published: 31 October 2016

Knox Academy will welcome bestselling Young Adult author David Almond into school, Periods 1 & 2 on Friday 4th November 2016. The event will be held in the School Library.

David arrives in East Lothian, for visits to schools following bids from School Librarians and English Departments across the authority.

The event, part of Scottish Book Trust's Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour will engage pupils in a workshop on David's writing career. 

 

Published: 26 October 2016

Knox Academy is pleased to announce the following vacancies:

Applicants interested, in the following position are invited to apply through myjobscotland, where further details can also be accessed. The closing date for applications is indicated below:

Closing Date: Sunday 30 October 2016

Closing Date: Sunday 6 November 2016

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