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 am an Assistant Head with responsibility for Year 9 - 11.

I have worked at Meadow for 17 years now. I originally joined Meadow as a teacher in 2005 and now have the pleasure of leading the Year 9 -11 team.

My first teaching role was as Head of History at a mainstream school in
Buckinghamshire. Prior to working at Meadow I was a Head of Humanities in a SEN secondary residential school for boys with emotional, social and behavioural difficulties. This wide range of educational experience has certainly helped me to develop a sense of humour, along with a knowledge of young people with a wide range of abilities and needs.

Over the years. I have enjoyed seeing how our young people grow and develop, both academically and socially. It’s a real pleasure to see how they develop into fine young adults, ready to move on to life beyond Meadow. It never fails to amaze (and please) me how young people who experienced many challenges return to let me know how they are doing and how, in retrospect, they realise how much the teaching staff at Meadow helped them to achieve their potential. (Even though, at the time, they may have felt I was ‘on their case’!).

Born and raised in Devon, I try to get back there as often as possible, (I miss the sea!).  I also enjoy scouring charity shops for bargains, reading and cooking.

Updated June 2022 

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




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