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 8 Nov 2019

As I write this at my desk surrounded by boxes of tissues, the waft of camphor, eucalyptus and menthol drifting to my nostrils from the scarf on which I have impregnated vapour rub, and sooking on a cherry lozenge to ease my tickly throat I realise with a shock that Winter has arrived.

A number of staff and pupils have been afflicted by this Meadowpark Misery – some worse than others and they are in the correct place – at home. Others, like me, are sniffly and feeling a bit ‘meh’ but able to carry on keeping at a safe distance: sharing is definitely not caring. It comes with the territory I suppose working physically closely as we do to support our young people through their anxieties and a reminder that we need to anti-bac the work spaces at the first sign of a sneeze. Read more here...08.11.19

Published: Fri 1 Nov 2019

I’m not sure that everyone fully benefitted from the extra hour last Sunday – from the feedback I had it was an ‘excuse to pack more things into the day’ and ‘unfortunately the kids woke up early anyway.’ I had to stop myself from doing too much and actually set a reminder to switch off all devices, ignoring text messages and Instagram updates, run a bath, light candles and listen to some favourite music. I felt fantastic afterwards and slept extremely well that night. Note to self: grab as many daylight hours as possible and chill and still regularly. Read more here...01.11.19

Published: Fri 25 Oct 2019

The soft start to the Meadowpark day has been significantly enhanced by the success of breakfast club.

Huge thanks to the tenacious Paula Lackie and Judie Hadden for making this a possibility and for having the determination to investigate all options for making this a reality. Furthermore they have managed to secure donations from the Co-Op on Hopetoun Dr in Haddington which has given us a broader range of produce to offer to pupils. It is heart-warming to notice that pupils sit in different seats from their lunchtime routines and are inclined to chatter with peers from other classes, as well as try a wider range of food. Read more here...Meadowpark Matters 25.10.19

Published: Fri 11 Oct 2019

On Monday after months of considering, thinking and pondering, Mrs H finally launched her Breakfast Club #WhatWeCanDo #WeCanDoIt . I confess to being a little overwhelmed to see our young people interacting with peers other than those in their classes, eating toast and fruit that they might ordinarily refuse before retreating to their classes to engage in work. The atmosphere in school has been very positive and I genuinely believe the addition of food in the morning has negated the long haul from breakfast at home to break time in school. Read more here...11.10.19

Published: Fri 4 Oct 2019

Pupils and staff continue to make excellent use of our wonderful environment by participating in a Daily Mile. This began with one class recognising the need to be able to move freely after the early morning start and transport to Meadowpark from home. In essence most of our pupils leave their warm cosy homes get into a warm cosy taxi or bus and then came into a warm cosy school – ideal conditions for sleepiness and apathy to creep in. And so the Daily Mile was started. All classes follow their own route, some doubling up but each route is a mile and takes approximately 25 minutes, forming an essential element to our soft start. Read more here...04.10.19 Newsletter