“URGENT LETTER FOR PARENTS/CARERS regarding school closure for CORONAVIRUS - see NEWS section at the bottom of this page.  Only send your child to school if your work as a keyworker is critical to the Covid-19 response.  ”

Introducing our staff

Executive Headteacher

Mr Christopher Best
Executive Headteacher at The Meadows & Springfield

Head of School

Mrs Joan Wright
Head of School

Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Y Thirlaway
Sixth Form Leader & Teacher, Head of Careers/Transition
Miss M Rothwell
Assistant Headteacher


Miss A Chappell
English, PE, Pupil Premium
Mrs J Ball
Class JB Teacher, Geography, History, Music
Mrs N Butler
Class NB Teacher, ICT
Mr J Harvey
Class JH Teacher, Science, Art
Mrs C Jackson
Complex Needs Teacher
Mr D Whewell
Sixth Form Teacher, Horticulture Leader
Mr B Pritchard
Sixth Form Teacher, MFL, PSHE Leader
Mrs A Thomas
Class AT Teacher
Mrs N Gardner
Acting Class Teacher of Class MR
Paul Singleton
Out Door Education


Miss S Woodward
Mr A Hordern

Music Therapist

Mr P Nankivell
Part-time Music Therapist

Teaching Assistants

Mrs B Rudge
Mrs J Chick
Mrs C Copeland
Mr P Davies
Mrs P Ferns
Miss N Fitzpatrick
Miss L Gaulton
Mrs C Gibson
Miss C Gibson
Mrs N Quate
Mrs L Hopkins
Mrs S Ivey
Mrs H Pope
Mrs J Prince
Mrs K Ridge
Mrs C Rushton
Mrs M Smith
Mrs K Cope
Mrs B Golden
Mrs A Thomas
Joanne Cole
Patricia Barnett
Miss G Jones
Mrs K Peake
Miss R Leese
Libby Grindon
Helen Lovenbury
Sarah Elliott
Katie Powell-Hill

Outdoor Education Teacher

Mrs Jackie Robinson
Duke of Edinburgh Co-ordinator


Mrs Louise Smith
Federation Business Manager (Meadows and Springfield)
Miss Rachel Fryer
Finance and Support Officer(Meadows and Springfield)
Mrs Rachel Gaulton-Best
Exams Officer (Part time)
Mrs Jane Williams
Mrs Sam Garvie
Clerical Assistant (Part time)
Mairead Kelsey

Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants

Mrs M Percy
Mrs C Cawley
Miss A Millward
Adam Elkington
Christina Keates


Mrs A Malkin (Senior Cleaner)
Mrs Lovatt
Ms Gustys
Miss Bostock
Miss Roberts
Miss E Malkin

Safeguarding Team

Sarah Rubanski
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Meadows and Springfield
Mrs Julie Roberts
Family Support Worker (Meadows and Springfield)
Kieron Edridge
Family Support Worker (Meadows & Springfield)

School Nurse

Phil Wileman