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.

Updated January 2020 


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.

Updated January 2020

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! 


Updated February 2020

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.

Updated January 2020

Assistant Head, Year 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 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

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. 

September 2020

Assistant Head, Lead Practitioner for Workforce Development

Ms S Bhopal 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Therapy Lead (Temporary)

Staff Governor

I have been at Meadow High School since November 2004!

During my time at Meadow I have been the History Subject Lead, Maths Faculty Leader covering Maternity leave for a year and then Humanities Faculty Lead.  I am also the Pupil Voice Coordinator, running School Council meetings and leading on whole school fundraising events.

I have been a Staff Governor at Meadow since October 2015 and recently joined as a Governor at Khalsa Secondary Academy supporting with the SEND Provision.

My specialist subject is History and I also teach Humanities. Teaching is a passion and I welcome the challenge of bringing what is deemed as a boring subject to life by being creative in my lessons (which often involves dressing up!). 

Through my role as Assistant Head, Lead Practitioner for Workforce Development, I am keen to contribute new ideas and knowledge that have a tangible positive impact on the pupils, teachers and leaders. My aim is to ensure that staff are skilled to deal with the changing nature of our students and are equipped to teach creative, fun and innovative lessons, ensuring that the pupils progress academically, socially and emotionally, with the end goal of making them independent. I also endeavour to ensure that staff are fully supported in their role working collaboratively and as a team.  I believe 'alone we can do so little, but together we can do so much' - Helen Keller.

Personally I enjoy travelling, trying new experiences, musical theatre, long walks and eating (which is another passion!). 

Updated October 2020


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