February 2021

Published: 23 February 2021

East Lothian Council are re-running an online information evening about full time college courses, in partnership with Edinburgh College, for anyone who was not able to make the event last week.

This will take place on Wednesday 24th Feb, 5-5:30pm on Google Meet. The meeting code is wuu-zafz-tqn.

For further information, please speak to Mr Flood or your Pupil Support Leader.

 

Published: 23 February 2021

Medic Insight Edinburgh are running a virtual event for S4 students interested in a career in medicine. The event consists of a morning of talks from medical students and doctors followed by an afternoon of workshops, all designed to provide an initial insight into what a career in medicine could look like. 

Applications will open at 1pm on 24 February 2021 on their website.

For further information, please speak to your Pupil Support Leader.

Published: 23 February 2021

Anyone looking for part-time or full-time work, please see the attached flyer for current vacancies in East Lothian.

For further information, please speak to Mr Flood or your Pupil Support Leader.

East Lothian Works Vacancy Newsletter 12/02/2021

Published: 19 February 2021

Do you know what is offered in the Business Department from S3 onwards?  Read on!

We have prepared a Sway Presentation to give you a little more insight. In addition we also offer Economics and Retail in the Senior Phase.

Course Choice information for Session 2021/2022 is now available on the Course Choice area of our website:

  • S2 into S3 – coursing interviews to be held w/b 1 March 2021
  • S3 into S4 – coursing interviews to be held w/b 22 February 2021
  • S4 into S5 – coursing interviews to be held w/b 8 March 2021
  • S5 into S6 – coursing interviews to be held w/b 15 March 2021

Published: 18 February 2021

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is offering parents and carers an online opportunity to find out more about how they can help their child make their S2/3 subject choices for the Senior Phase. Scotland's national skills agency has organised a virtual session on Thursday 25 February (6:30pm - 7:15pm) which will also give parents and carers information about accessing a wide range of SDS support.

SDS also has a Subject Choices tool on the My World of Work website which helps pupils explore where options choices can take them.

Published: 16 February 2021

Anyone looking for part-time or full-time work, please see the attached flyer for current vacancies in East Lothian.

For further information, please speak to Mr Flood or your Pupil Support Leader.

East Lothian Works Vacancy Newsletter 12/02/2021

Published: 16 February 2021

Applications are now open for full-time courses at Edinburgh College.

Their courses are ideal for school leavers who want to progress to university or get ready for the world of work.

For further information, please speak to your Pupil Support Leader. 

Published: 05 February 2021

Course Choice information for Session 2021/2022 is now available on the Course Choice area of our website:

  • S2 into S3 – coursing interviews to be held w/b 1 March 2021
  • S3 into S4 – coursing interviews to be held w/b 22 February 2021
  • S4 into S5 – coursing interviews to be held w/b 8 March 2021
  • S5 into S6 – coursing interviews to be held w/b 15 March 2021

The last question on the Google Form asks the pupil to confirm that their parent/carer is aware of the choices being submitted i.e. we will take this as equivalent to a parent/carer signature. Once the form has been submitted, the pupil will receive a copy of the Form as they have submitted it, so that they/ you have a copy.

Any questions relating to coursing should be directed to your young person’s Pupil Support Leader (Guidance Teacher) in the first instance.

David Russell
Depute Head Teacher

Published: 04 February 2021

These two short films, produced by Investment20/20, give an insight into careers and apprenticeships in investment management.

The first one features Sophie, an Investment Operations Apprentice at Schroders, and Nathan, a Business Analyst Apprentice at M&G. 

The second one is a Q&A with Tariq, a Communication Apprentice at Fidelity.

Having left school within the last two years, Sophie, Nathan and Tariq share their experiences of the recruitment process, how they felt on their first day, what their job titles mean, and how they combine the study and work elements of their apprenticeship. This is a brilliant way to gain an insight direct from Apprentices.

Published: 02 February 2021

LGBT+ History Month dates for your diary:

 

Published: 01 February 2021

East Lothian Works are running virtual information evenings covering the Schools College Partnership and full-time College courses. 

Schools College Partnership - Wednesday 17 February 2021 - 5:30-6:00pm

Full-time College - Thursday 18 February 2021 - 5:30-6:00pm

The Google Meet code for both events is wuu-zafz-tqn

 

Published: 01 February 2021

Anyone looking for part-time or full-time work, please see the attached flyer for current vacancies in East Lothian.

For further information, please speak to Mr Flood.

East Lothian Works Vacancy Newsletter 29/01/2021

Published: 01 February 2021

The British Society of Lifestyle Medicine are offering an Office Assistant modern apprenticeship based in Haddington.

Successful applicants will earn a salary while working towards the Business Administration Level 3 (SCQF Level 5) qualification.

If interested, please speak to your Pupil Support Leader.

Published: 01 February 2021

Knox Academy is proud to the local area organiser for Poppyscotland in Haddington. Poppyscotland’s annual Volunteer Gathering will take place on Saturday 27th February 2021 at 10 am until approximately 12:30 pm. With the new normal of staying at home and current Covid-19 restrictions the 2021 Gathering will be a virtual event. I am looking for 2 S5 pupils to represent the school at the Gathering. If you are interested in being part of the team next session and would like to attend, please get in touch with Mr Flood.