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 7 Feb 2020

Work continues apace on our garden project, and having diggers and workmen on site is providing interest and opportunities for communication between staff and pupils. I have to laugh when I think that originally I thought all we had to do was lift a few paving tiles!

We are investigating opportunities for further collaboration with Haddington Community Kitchen and Knox Academy to develop the area for growing fruit and vegetables throughout the year. Unfortunately many school gardens fail because maintenance is required over the holiday periods and this can be prohibitive. However if we are able to find ways of extending the garden to the wider community then I am hopeful that our endeavours will be sustainable. Read more here...07.02.2020

Published: Sun 2 Feb 2020

This week staff and pupils were able to put our vision into action that we will ‘Always choose kindness and create a respectful environment where staff and pupils can inspire each other to achieve their goals and become life-long learners."

It is transition time and we have been welcoming parents and pupils who have been given a placement in Meadowpark and for whom a soft, gentle, pupil led integration is key to ensuring continued success. Read more here...

Published: Fri 24 Jan 2020

Today we bid farewell to Judie Hadden, ASN Learning Assistant Extraordinaire! Judie and I were 2 of the original 3 staff who met in August 2015 to begin in a new provision in a school which was still being renovated and with 3 young people with hugely varying profiles. Staff and pupils operated out of one of the SfL rooms in Knox while I sat alongside Curriculum Leaders in what is now the Guidance room.  We worked closely together with our Knox colleagues to develop opportunities for our pupils. We were overjoyed to move to Meadowpark in June 2016 and have continued to grow in number and achievements. Judie has accommodated all these changes in her own inimitable way and we know that she will be an asset to her new employers. Our loss is very much their gain. A wee poem follows...Good-Bye Judie

Published: Fri 17 Jan 2020

It’s been great to have all staff and pupils back for a full week and settling quickly into the swing of things. The weather has been against us somewhat alternating between warm, wet, mild, cold and windy which has not been conducive to accessing outdoors at break and lunch. However our innovative staff have provided opportunities for socialising in the gym and common room.

A few brave souls have ventured outside and been a little thwarted because one of the playgrounds has had a ‘face lift – well, perhaps mud pack is a more accurate description…. read more here

Published: Fri 29 Nov 2019

We are renowned in Scotland for being shy and reticent when it comes to sharing success for fear of being the centre of unwanted attention. We are a nation of name callers and often begrudge the success of others and yet without perseverance and dogged determination some of the most inspirational Scots would not have achieved the recognition they justifiably deserve: Andy Murray, Chris Hoy, Annie Lennox, Calvin Harris, John Bellany, Sean Connery to name but a few.

With the recent introduction of achievement awards and ties we have increased our awareness and celebration of what many pupils in Knox Academy are achieving. There have been some exceptional nominations and recipients – have a look here

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