Senior Leadership Team

Head Teacher
Mrs J Rigby

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Hello, my name is Mrs Rigby and I am the Headteacher at Meadow High School.  I joined Meadow 20 years ago as the music teacher and took on a variety of roles, culminating in my current one. Personally, I have a love of musical theatre and am a keen amatuer ceramisist. Professionally, I am passionate about developing people, be they pupils or staff. I am delighted to work in this caring and supportive community. Here's to the next 20 years! 

I took up the role of Head Teacher in January 2018.


Deputy Head Teacher 
Ms C Caddell 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Hello.  My name is Claire Caddell.  

I am Meadow's Deputy Head.

I have worked at Meadow for the last five years.  I originally joined Meadow as an Assistant Head with responsibility for new pupils transitioning into Meadow from others schools.  As part of this role I  was responsible for Year 7 classes and all the students in the Thematic Department across the school.  Prior to joining Meadow I was a teacher at Hedgewood School for over 22 years and was a member of the Leadership team of Hedgewood School for many years.  I completed a Masters in Education just prior to joining Meadow and have been teaching for over 31 years in a range of mainly SEN schools.    I love working with, and for, our students  and can't think of a job I would rather do.

I love cooking and animals but don't like to mix the two!!  I also love making and fixing things and like spending my holidays on DIY projects at home.  

I took up the Role of Deputy Head in February 2018.


Assistant Head - Year 7, Thematic and Transition

To be appointed.


Assistant Head, Year 8,9, 10 & 11
Ms J Richards

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Hello.  My name is Jane Richards.  I have worked at Meadow since January 2005 and I am the Assistant Head with responsibility for pupils in Year 8,9,10 and 11.  Prior to working at Meadow I was a Head of Humanities in a special school for boys with emotional, social and behavioural difficulties.  My first teaching role was as Head of History at a mainstream school in Buckinghamshire. This wide range of educational experience has certainly helped to develop a sense of humour along with knowledge of a range of abilities!  Out of school I enjoy the sea (missing my West-country roots!), reading and cooking.

I really enjoy seeing our young people develop,  both academically and socially and it is a pleasure to have seen so many progress through the school to fine young adults.

Assistant Head, Sixth Form
Mr A Bunker

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

My name is Mr Bunker.   I have been working at Meadow since 2002 as Head of Sixth Form.  Before that, I worked for ten years at Douay Martyrs RC School in various teaching roles including Head of PE and Year Head.  I also worked at Pield Heath Special Needs School for five years.  I have a BEd Hons in Movement Studies (PE).   My interests are sport, and in particular football. which I still manage to play three times a week.  I also have a passion for music and play in the Meadow School Band along with other staff.  I am keen to see our pupils gaining skills for independence and being successful in new environments, in particular our Project Search programme at the Marriott Hotel.