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