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: Thu 12 Sep 2019

A short but very sweet newsletter this week. I am delighted to hear so much positivity from across the school and the achievements of our young people. This week one pupil managed to make it into a computing class in Knox Academy – the first time he has made it into a class in Knox since 2017. We are immensely proud of him and a huge thank to Mr McSwan for stepping in at the last moment to ensure the class went ahead. This particular young person has built up trust in all staff members and so a massive thanks – and box of chocolates – to them as well, because everything we do is a team effort. Read more here...Newsletter 12.09.19

Published: Fri 6 Sep 2019

Zoolab were with us this morning and informed and delighted with the following animals: Sally the giant African land snail, Gary the fat tailed gecko, Steve the scorpion, Sophie the corn snake, and Raquel the white rat. Almost without exception Meadowpark pupils love animals of all shapes and sizes and as well as a natural curiosity to find out more about habitat and habits, our pupils are extraordinarily empathetic and were keen to understand more about these fabulous creatures. Being able now to refer to this hands on experience will assist in further study in particular SQA Personal Achievement Awards Caring for a Pet. The experience will also inform literacy by reading and writing about the animals and numeracy when we consider temperatures of natural habitats, type and quantity of food and family groups. We have already booked for a repeat visit from Zoolab next September. Read more here...

Published: Fri 30 Aug 2019

Sitting where I do in my office near the front door at Meadowpark my curiosity is often piqued when the bell goes and I wonder who our visitor might be. Most often it is one of our pupils returning form the daily mile or a shopping expedition, who has marched ahead of their group and pressed the bell several times enjoying the sound sensory feedback from the ringing, waiting in anticipation for the door to open as if by magic now that we have a remote access button. We have cottoned on to this though and the safety rule is that pupils do not enter the building without the adult in charge and so in spite of their endeavours the young person will be asked to wait. Read more here...Newsletter 30.08.19

Published: Fri 16 Aug 2019

I hope you all had a relaxing a peaceful summer. Although the weather wasn’t quite what we experienced in 2018 there were plenty of good days to be out and about to enjoy local attractions for those who weren’t venturing further afield.

I spent my holiday in Scotland – both at home in East Lothian and North in Applecross. The changeable weather meant that for once I was able to tackle some severely outstanding de-cluttering inside and when the sun shone focussed my attentions outside in the garden.

On Wednesday I could hardly believe I was uttering that immortal phrase ‘My haven’t you grown?’ as pupils entered into the playground, some more hesitantly than others, all with a smile on their faces, and without a doubt everyone had increased in height by a good 2-3 inches. Read more here...Newsletter 16.08.19

Published: Fri 28 Jun 2019

Well we got here and what an incredible year of achievements it has been.

All of our young people have been kayaking, and participated in Masterclasses in German, Community Art and Outdoor Learning.

They have planned, shopped for and cooked delicious meals and produced home baking in the Food Court and Life Skills Flat.

More cakes and buns have been lovingly made for fund-raising activities: Autism Awareness, Cash for Kids and Meadowpark Funds. Read more sucess stories here...Meadowpark Matters