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 - Thematic and Transition
Ms A Willis 

Transition Co-Ordinator

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Hello.  My name is Amy Willis. 

I am an  Assistant Head with responsibility for the Thematic Department and for transition for students into Meadow High School. 

I have worked at Meadow for 3 years now.  I originally joined Meadow as a teacher within the thematic department and, last academic year, had the pleasure  of becoming the Assistant Head of the Thematic Department across the school. 

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 E-Safety and work with families in the school ensuring they are safe online both at home and in school. I enjoy taking things apart to understand how they work, sometimes I put them back together. I spend my free time walking my dog, making models, painting and playing table top war-games.

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

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 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.


Assistant Head, Lead Practitioner for Workforce Development  
Ms S Bhopal 

I have been at Meadow High School since November 2004! Since my time at Meadow I have been the Humanities Faculty Lead, Maths Faculty Leader covering Maternity leave for a year and History Subject Lead. I am also the Pupil Voice coordinator, running council meetings and organise whole school fundraising events. I have also been a staff Governor at Meadow since October 2015.

My specialist subject is History and I also teach English. I have a BA Honours in History with Politics.

Through my new role as Lead Practitioner, 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 not only academically but also socially and emotionally, with the end goal of making them independent. I will 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.



Business Manager
Mrs Tonkmor