This year, for the first time, the PSP will be presenting an award to acknowledge a pupil, an unsung hero, who goes the extra mile for an extraordinary achievement. It is not for academic or sporting success, but for someone who, possibly out of school, has persevered and committed their time and energies in pursuit of an extraordinary goal. The award will be called the AAA award (Attitude, not Aptitude determines your Altitude).
If you know of a pupil who should be considered for this award, please let us know, either by email or through the school, as soon as possible.
The PSP met on the 5th October. The minutes will be available in November, but there are some issues that we should share with you now.
- Adverse Weather. The school is making preparations for the inevitable disruption that will occur. The school will stay open whenever possible but, in the event of closure, there will be work available on the school website, especially for exam classes. The teachers will be speaking to the pupils about what is expected of them and they will be well aware of the procedure should they have to study at home. So, if your child tells you they have nothing to do, ask them to check again. If all else fails, they can read a book! We, as parents, need to be prepared too. Can you please make sure that you have emergency cover in place in case your children need to go home early, and ensure that the school can contact you if necessary.
- Mobile Phones. Can we remind you of the school’s policy regarding phones? Strictly speaking, phones shouldn’t be taken into school at all, but those of us whose children do after-school activities like them to have a phone for safety reasons. If this is the case, then your child can hand their phone into the school office first thing in the morning. They should collect it at the end of the school day and then hand it to whoever is running the after-school club for safe keeping. They should not leave it in the changing rooms.
If you have any suggestions or concerns about the school, you can contact us via the website and we will do what we can to help you. Remember that if you have a specific concern that affects your child, you should contact your child’s guidance teacher directly.
The Parent School Partnership annual report for 2010/11, which was presented at the recent AGM, is available for downloading by clicking here.
Though we have already informed you that the PSP will be holding their usual meeting, followed by the AGM, this Wednesday 9th February, we wanted to take a moment to encourage you to come along. It will be an excellent opportunity for you to see what goes on at our meetings and to find out what really goes on at Knox. All the parents/carers in the PSP have found it an extremely useful way of keeping in touch with the main issues that affect our children’s education and we value the opportunity to make our voices heard.
All parents/carers are welcome to come and we would be delighted to hear any fresh ideas or points of view that you may have. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday at 6:15 (7:30 for the AGM).
The Knox Academy Parent School Partnership will hold its February meeting on Wednesday the 9th of February starting at 6-15pm. Immediately afterward, the Partnership will hold its AGM at 7-30pm in the school library.
Please come along to both or either if you can. A report on the activities of the Partnership over the last year will be presented to the AGM and there will be an opportunity for parents to raise any matters.
We hope to see you there.
By the close of nominations at the start of term, we had received one nomination for the vacant post on the Parent School Partnership. Under the rules, this means that no election is required and the nominee, Vicky Cole, is duly appointed!
Vicky is an experienced secondary school teacher with a child in first year at Knox. She is enthusiastically looking forward to contributing to the work of the PSP.
At next week’s AGM, an updated Parent School Partnership Constitution will be considered by the meeting to decide whether to adopt it. A copy of the draft can be read by clicking revised-draft-constitution.
The metting agenda can also be viewed by clicking agm2010agenda.
The Knox Academy Parent School Partnership will hold its AGM on Thursday the 21st of January in the school hall starting at 6-30pm. Please come along if you can. A report on the activities of the Partnership over the last year will be presented; the results of the membership election will be announced; and there will be an opportunity for parents to raise any matters.
We hope to see you there.
The School/Parent development plan, as at November 2009, is now online.