Meadowpark News

We aspire to provide all our learners with access to the highest quality of learning and teaching alongside a mix of evidence based Autism specific approaches in order to maximise their success and encourage achievement in its broadest sense.

Our aim is to help all our pupils be the best they can be as:

  • Successful learners
  • Confident individuals
  • Responsible citizens
  • Effective contributors

Meadowpark News

Published: Fri 12 Oct 2018

‘The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft a-gley’ – Robert Burns from To a Mouse (The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry) …  this was certainly the case for me this week, when suddenly faced with an absent staff member through sickness. Knowing that there is a minimum 48 hour recovery period at least allowed me to plan for two days, and the fact that this ended up being three gave me an opportunity to get to know Forth class a little better. Read more here...Meadowpark newsletter

Published: Fri 5 Oct 2018

We have had a few visitors to Meadowpark in the last two weeks which is always a good opportunity not only to increase my daily steps which are often well above the recommended 10,000 steps, but to walk round the school and see it through the eyes of our visitors. Of course I spot the hole in the wall, the scuffed paintwork, the general wear and tear that comes from having 18 young people passing through the building daily, and of course I don’t draw attention to this but focus on the positives: the space we have, the flexibility of using that space, the light that pours in from the high windows and the ample outdoor space. Read more here... Newsletter 05.10.18

Published: Fri 28 Sep 2018

Mail for Meadowpark often goes AWOL, sometimes it arrives at Knox Academy, sometimes John Muir House, often at Haddington Infants or King’s Meadow and on occasion it actually makes its way to us. The addressee can be anything from Mr. Charli Prime, The Manager or even Head Teacher (I like that one) but not often is it addressed to a member of the Knox Academy administration team. However, such was the case on Monday when the letter intended for Meadowpark eventually made its way to me. I was amazed and delighted to open the letter and inside spied a cheque. I am so glad that we still use cheques – there is something special about seeing the pale blue background. I read the accompanying letter and looked again at the cheque which was for £198.47. Read more here... Newsletter 28.09.18

Published: Fri 21 Sep 2018

Storm Ali certainly ruffled a few feathers here this week – and I don’t just mean our feathered friends who inhabit the surrounding trees. The old adage that high winds affect children and animals is true and especially for young people who are often at the mercy of their sensory perceptions. The wind howled through the trees with such ferocity that it was only correct that we heeded the warnings and kept our young people safe indoors. Fortunately we have a flexible space and so the common room, soft play, gym and food court were all able to be fully utilised. Read more here... Meadowpark newsletter 21.09.18

Published: Thu 13 Sep 2018

Today I am going to let the art work speak for itself....Newsletter 13.09.18