Category Archives: Information

Employability Skills and Vocational Training

Employability skills were discussed as a recent PSP meeting- mainly in relation to preparing pupils for the interviews/tests that they have to undergo to secure places on training courses with major employers such as EDF and RBS

A couple of web sites were noted as being particularly useful when helping pupils prepare

www.careerkickstart.rbs.com

www.careeracademies.org.uk

The school’s employability skills training is open to all senior pupils that want to take part.  Knox recently won the Community Partners Team award at the recent East Lothian Council Star Awards  for their Employability Skills Programme

A couple of additional web sites that may be useful for vocational training are

www.eastlothian.gov.uk/skillscentre

http://southeastscotlandacademies.org/index.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCILT – Scotland’s National Centre for Languages

This leaflet exists for all parents/carers, produced by the Scotland’s National Centre for Languages, specifically to explain the new 1+2 approach. The information is extremely helpful and is designed for parents/carers. 

The Scottish Government’s Report ‘Language Learning in Scotland: A 1+2 Approach‘ was published in 2012. Local authorities and schools are now working towards implementation of the report. The aim is to enable children and young people to study two languages in addition to their mother tongue in all Scottish primary and secondary schools

www.scilt.org.uk/LearnersParents/Parentleaflet/tabid/1875/Default.aspx

New Highers in a Nutshell

Please find here information from the National Parent Forum of Scotland regarding their new Highers in a Nutshell resources, along with flyers publicising two events that parents may be interested in attending – the NPFS annual conference on 4th Oct and Parents Connect at the Scottish Learning Festival on 24th-25th September

 

New Highers Nutshells – headteacher eletter Aug 2014

Annual Conference

ParentsConnectFlyer