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A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

30 October 2020

I hope you all managed to have a relaxing October break, and although restrictions were in place, you still managed to make the most of the week off with your young person. It is great to say that attendance this week at school has been really good and pupils have continued to adapt to all the protocols we have in place. Please, as far as possible, can we encourage the wearing of re-useable face coverings as part of our eco-school approach? These should be washed daily to ensure they are clean. If your young person does not have a re-useable one, we have a small supply at school and if your young person speaks to their Pupil Support Leader, they will be able to supply them with one as an alternative to disposal ones.


Charli Prime leaves us today after five years leading Meadowpark as Depute Head Teacher.  Charli’s passion to improve outcomes for all young people at Meadowpark and Knox Academy has been evident in all she has done since arriving at the school.

Meadowpark has not only grown in pupil numbers during her tenure, from three to twenty eight, but through her leadership working with teaching staff, a wide range of  professionals and community teams, Meadowpark has increased its range of facilities. These include Art Therapy and a wide range of outdoor activities e.g. creation of a sensory garden, Loose Parts Play, cycling and kayaking, life skills programmes, work experience and volunteering. Charli has cooperated with the wider SLT team to enhance curriculum links so that more young people attend a variety of subject classes at Knox Academy.

Charli has recently established a link with Our Community Kitchen (OCK) and a community kitchen garden is being developed in Meadowpark’s grounds which will ensure both Meadowpark and Knox Academy pupils benefit from growing fruit, herbs and vegetables, developing their culinary skills, and working in the community with support from OCK. This is a tremendous community partnership with mutual benefits for both. Charli’s entrepreneurial skills have been amazing and many projects at Meadowpark and Knox Academy have come to fruition through grants/funds Charli has applied for to make her vision a reality. 

We will miss Charli very much and wish her all the best in her courageous career change.

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Knox Academy is the secondary school for Haddington and the surrounding area in East Lothian, Scotland, UK.  We are an active school community with many events taking place regularly.

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