Secondary School 60
Knightswood Road Glasgow G13 2XD
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Roll: >1400 Non-Denominational School day 8:55am - 4:00pm (Mon
only) 8:55am - 3:10pm (Tue - Fri) Lunch 12:50pm - 1:30pm
Glasgow City Council
SQA Exam timetables and other information
Our Maths Resources
website offering help with click & go
revision notes to download for some popular Higher Still courses
Building Works/Alteration to access to school grounds
The planned building works on the school site to construct the new residence for the Dance School of Scotland will commence on 9th June and should be completed within a year. The current main gate access on Knightswood Road will be closed off to all cars and pedestrians from 9pm on Thursday 5th June after the P7 Parents’ Information Evening.
We have been working very closely with GCC Health and Safety department and City Building to ensure safe access and exit for all members of the school community during the build. All S1, S2 and S3 pupils were shown a presentation at their House Assemblies about the new build and the changes to their access and fire evacuation procedures.
Ten S1 pupils took part in the national BBC Schools Report on the 19th March 2015. BBC News School Report gives 11-16 year-old students in the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience. It is a collaborative project run by BBC News and BBC Learning. Using lesson plans and materials from this website, and with support from BBC staff and partners, teachers help students develop their journalistic skills to become School Reporters. Our pupils researched, filmed and edited their chosen news reports all within six periods and the finished products were outstanding. Students chose to look at ‘The Dance School of Scotland’ and ‘The Importance of Extra Curricular Activities’. Well done to all involved!
Supported study classes are now available to help senior students prepare for their assessments. All seniors are encouraged to make good use of these classes which will help them reach their full potential. S4 pupils should follow the Exam Study timetable (link below) during the exam period.
Timetable for Easter Senior Supported StudiesS4 study plan timetable
Following consultation with our Junior Phase students all Knightswood Secondary pupils will have the opportunity to purchase and wear a school blazer from August 2014. This was a privilege enjoyed by only our Senior students last session.
Our dress code in Knightswood has gone from strength to strength in the past two sessions with almost all young people now wearing white school shirts and ties, black V-necks or cardigans, black trousers or skirts along with black shoes. It has made a huge difference to our sense of community and our public image in the local area and with future employers.
Glasgow City Council are rolling out a savings programme to encourage more young people to save for their future. The initiative includes a free £10 deposit when a young person opens a Credit Union account. Every pupil will receive their own pass book to monitor how much they have saved. To make it easier for the pupils to do this Knightswood Secondary has paired up with Yoker Credit Union to open their very own Credit Union in the school. Pupils can open an account and deposit savings in their account every Monday during lunchtime, next to the office. Pupils can deposit money in cash or cheque form. Pupils cannot withdraw money from their account in school, they need to go to Yoker Credit Union on a Thursday, before 9pm to do this.
The National Parent Forum of Scotland has produced Revision in a Nutshell guides for the new Highers (20 subjects) and updated Revision guides for National 5s (20 subjects). These revision guides contain direct links to SQA specimen question papers, exemplar question papers plus past question papers, where appropriate. The guides advise learners to check with their teachers to make sure that material is relevant. The guides are primarily intended to provide the SQA direct links by subject in one place, and to give some additional revision opportunities.
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is a Glasgow Council publication which offers suport and advice to parents/carers
by giving regular and reliable information about what Education Services are doing
about additional support for learning.
Curriculum Support - CfE Implementation Board December
saw the launch of ‘Key
Curriculum Support’ a new online one-stop-shop for CfE allowing you
to navigate easily to a bank of guidance, support and resources. This simple
tool aims to assist practitioners and parents when searching the web for CfE related
materials and advice. This was created following feedback from some practitioners
that information and resources were located on numerous different websites and
were not always easy to find. Simply click on the button to take you to the Key
Curriculum Support area of the Education Scotland website. We would like
to ask for your help in including this button on your school or local authority
website. Please copy and use this button as a resource on your school website.
Maxwell (Chair of the CfE Implementation Board)
Parent Forum of Scotland (NPFS) and the Association of Directors of Education
in Scotland (ADES) both recognise the importance of parents and carers having
information to help them as their children progress through the new qualifications.
The NPFS has been working to gather together information which parents might
find useful at this important stage of their children’s education and have
produced, with the support of Scottish Government, two new resources to help parents
and pupils. The first, Assessment in a Nutshell, describes the assessment
process for the National Qualifications. The second is a set of Pointers for Parents
and Pupils which provides tips and links to websites where there are resources
for learning and revising for the new qualifications. Both organisations
want parents to be at the heart of Curriculum for Excellence, andhope you will
find these helpful. Further information will be available from your own school
and we would encourage you to contact them if you have any questions.
Save yourself having to write a note to cover for your child's absence from school.
Download, print off and complete an absence
form instead. A great time saving idea! Give the completed form to your
child on their first day back after an absence which should be given to the student
On Monday 23rd
of June our annual award ceremony was held in the school's assembly hall.
Sir David Bell, our Principle Guest and Speaker, and a former Knightswood pupil, thoroughly enjoyed the evening and his opportunity on arrival to be in the audience for the Commonwealth and MUSE presentations by some of our young people. He was delighted to be back at his old school again and to be part of such a wonderfully inspiring event. All of our other guests, our local Councillors, members of our Parent Council and our Chaplaincy Team, Colin Crawford our Area Education Officer, all of our Primary colleagues, and the Community Champion from Morrisons who had donated a new prize, were also full of praise for our young people and the event itself.
Lorna Ray - Drama, 2006 - 12
retired Helen Clegg - Science Technician, 2001 - 2012 early retirement Helen
Taylor - School Office, 2010 - 2012 retired Suj Munir - Maths, end of probationary
year Chis Adams - Maths, Emigrating to Canada
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