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 amateur ceramicist.

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 six 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 33 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 - Pathway 1 and Transition
Ms A Willis 

Transition Co-Ordinator

Duke of Edinburgh Manager for Meadow  High School

Team Teach Tutor

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Hello.  My name is Amy Willis. 

I am an  Assistant Head with responsibility for Pathway One and for transition for students into Meadow High School. As part of my transition role I process all applications for places for suitability, often visiting a wide variety of other settings to meet prospective students and liaising with the local authority to ensure students are best placed. 

I have worked at Meadow for 4 years now.  I originally joined Meadow as a teacher within Pathway One (formerly known as the thematic department) and now have the pleasure of leading this team. 

Prior to joining Meadow I enjoyed my time working in residential settings for young people with autism and challenging behaviour. I'm a keen advocate for all young people to develop the life and social skills necessary for them to become as independent as possible. I love to see our young people applying their learning and being an active member of the wider school and local community. 

Outside of work my interest is travel and I'm never more than a countdown away from my next adventure! 



Assistant Head - Year 7 & 8
Mr M Rainsbury 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Hello, my name is Michael Rainsbury.

I have worked at Meadow since September 2009.  I am an Assistant Head with responsibility for pupils in Year 7 and 8.

I have a degree in BA (hons) Model Making. I have an interest in Technology and work with families ensuring they are safe online. I enjoy taking things apart to understand how they work, sometimes I put them back together! I spend my free time supporting in Scouts, making models, painting and playing tabletop wargames.

I enjoy my role, meeting all the new students joining Meadow and supporting them in transitioning to Secondary school life.


Assistant Head, Sixth Form
Miss M Taylor

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Hello. My name is Michelle Taylor. 

I am new to Meadow High School this academic year (2020/21) and am an Assistant Head with responsibility for 6th Form. 

I have a strong passion in supporting young people to have high aspirations for their future, living a fulfilling life with as much independence as possible and being an active part of the community. 

When I first moved to London from New Zealand in 2006, I worked with the Youth Offending Team and supported young people back into education, employment or training.  I then spent many years working at an autism school where I led on behaviour, emotional and social wellbeing; supporting students to emotionally regulate with increasing independence and develop social skills to enable meaningful relationships and to keep them safe.  

Outside of work, I love to travel and be by the sea, often hiking with my rescue dog in tow. 




Deputy Assistant Head, Sixth Form
Careers Lead
Faculty Leader - Vocational Studies
Mrs A Fabisch

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Hello, my name is Mrs Fabisch, and I am a Senior Leader at Meadow High School with the responsibility of Careers and Vocational Faculty. I am also a deputy Assistant Headteacher for KS5. 

I joined Meadow in September 2006 (yes that's right!) as a Year 8 Form Tutor.  I was then the Community Cohesion Leader, World of Work Subject Leader, Work Experience Coordinator, Vocational Faculty Leader and I eventually became the Careers Leader/ Deputy Head of KS5 in 2021. 

I have a Law and Management Master's Degree as well as Teaching degree and, previous to working at Meadow, I have worked in several schools across the UK and overseas, including a Youth Offenders' Centre for boys. I enjoy spending time with the pupils and giving them the best experiences whilst at school; especially if it involves being away on one of our amazing residential trips abroad or cooking! 

Outside of work I am kept busy by spending as much time as possible with my amazing family and friends from across the globe. Apart from this, I love cooking, growing anything that can be eaten and, of course, travelling - the hotter the better! 

I also love our school dogs - Teddy and Jess, so I try to sneak out of my office at least once a day to see them! 

I am very lucky to work with some amazing people at Meadow High School and I love my job! 

Assistant Head, Lead Practitioner for Workforce Development
Mrs A Mistry

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Hello, my name is Mrs Mistry, and I am an Assistant Headteacher at Meadow High School with the responsibility of Workforce Development.  I joined Meadow in September 2016 as a Pathway One (formerly known as thematic) class teacher.  I was then the Maths Faculty Leader for a few years and am now excited about my new position as Assistant Headteacher!

I have a Psychology degree and, previous to working at Meadow, I have worked in several SEN schools in the local and neighbouring boroughs in various different roles. I enjoy spending time with the pupils and giving them the best experiences whilst at school.  A recent favourite was being away at Devon on a residential trip. 

Outside of work I am kept busy by my very big family and amazing friends. I love making memories and experiencing new adventures, especially if it involves going on an aeroplane somewhere hot!!



Interim Business Manager
Mrs S Bean