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 11 Jan 2019

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and one that I believe will be packed with innovation and development for Meadowpark pupils.

I attended the S3-S6 coursing evening on Wednesday and have to say that what I didn't fully understand about learner pathways I certainly do now. The presentations by Knox Academy staff, Caroline Falconer and John Taylor, alongside enthusiastic and meaningful presentations from EL Works, SDS, Edinburgh College, Dunbar Grammar School (as featured in East Lothian Courier this week)and a real life story from a former pupil gave me a full and clear picture and enhanced understanding of pathways available to our young people.

Further information on course choices and presentations are available on the Knox Academy website.

On the back of this I spoke to Forth class yesterday and reminded pupils that in spite of the challenges presented by their autism diagnosis they are in the throes of very exciting times in terms of career prospects and opportunities to achieve their  goals and realise dreams. Furthermore I reminded then that the responsibility for achieving success lies with them and with continued support as necessary from agencies, mentors, family and school. Read more here... Newsletter 11.01.19

Published: Fri 14 Dec 2018

Happy Christmas Jumper day!

 All young people and staff in Meadowpark wore Christmas jumpers/suits/outfits today and we are fund-raising for Save the Children. It might not be much but every little helps and we are proud to raise money for such a good cause.

Forth class presented an excellent Assembly this morning providing information on WW1 which has been the focus for their IDL project. The class have made trenches, explored what life was really like and one pupil participated in wider achievement by representing their Army Corps on 11th November in East Lothian and in Edinburgh. Read more here...

Published: Mon 10 Dec 2018

Last week Tyne class enthralled us with knowledge and experience gained from studying The Picts and reminded us of the values of community and respect. This week Esk class have demonstrated their enthusiasm, knowledge and understanding of Viking life. Interestingly there are a large number of words created in the Viking tongue that we still use today – and the ones that caught my attention are Whirl, Glitter, Freckles and Beserk which is how I think the next two weeks will pass! Read more here ...Newsletter 10.12.18

Published: Wed 5 Dec 2018

Great to be able to share good news midweek for a wee change :) ... Meadowpark Midweek Update

Published: Fri 30 Nov 2018

To celebrate St. Andrew’s Day today we all attended an assembly from Tyne class this morning who proudly talked us through their IDL project on Scotland and the Picts. Pupils have been fully immersed in this topic and have created a Pictish village; Pictish messages used Ogham script, and discovered where the army settlements could be located. All pupils were able to talk about their project and relate to the Knox Academy values of respect and community identifying that the Picts had a strong sense of community and showed respect to their environment and each other.

I discovered similar values when covering Esk class this week when we explored more about the lives of the Viking race, who contrary to popular myth did not wear horned helmets and wave axes around but were a peaceful, community focused people who loved exploring the ocean, working collaboratively together to develop tools for cooking, storing and preserving food and of course fishing. Read more here...Newsletter 30.11.18