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Who's Who

Come and meet the staff at our school!

Ryan Kilby - Chair of the Proprietary Body & Director of Education, BA (Hons) Primary Education (Physical Ed) QTS, NPQSL, NPQH 

Ryan worked for 5 years in main stream school and then worked in the local Pupil Referral Unit for 3 years before joining Meadow View in 2012. 


Jonathan Read - Proprietor, BA (Hons), PGCE, NPQH

Before starting Meadow View Farm School, Jonathan worked as the head teacher of a 5-14 short stay school catering for up to 60 children. He has worked in specialised BESD settings for the last 20 years and prior to this was a SENCo in a mainstream school.


Jayne Riley - Proprietor, BEd (Hons)

Before starting Meadow View Farm School, Jayne was the deputy head/SENCo in the same 5-14 short stay school. She worked in that setting for 7 years and prior to this was a teacher and middle manager in a mainstream primary school. She has also led a number of subjects including, literacy, ICT and PSHE.


Katie Simpson - Head Teacher and SENCo - BEd (Hons) Primary Education, QTS, NASEN, NPQH

Katie completed a 4 year BEd in Plymouth before relocating back to the Midlands. She then taught in mainstream for 9 years before joining at Meadow View Farm School in 2016. 


Ben Long - Deputy Head Teacher, BA (Hons) Primary Education (Physical Ed), QTS, NPQSL

Ben worked in mainstream for 9 years before joining Meadow View Farm School in 2016. 


Vanessa Cooper, Business Manager. MCIPD, DSBM

Vanessa has worked in Business Admin and Human Resources for the past 15 years and brings a depth of experience to the team. She will usually be the first person you speak to when you call the school.


Debra Hewitt- SENCo


Michelle Joyce -Family Support Worker 


Deb Peel- Class Teacher 


Jess Markley- Class Teacher


Lucy Norton- Class Teacher


Natalie Whittaker- Class Teacher & Curriculum Lead


Megan Smith- Class Teacher 


Zenobia Naylor- Instructor


Jess Blake- Instructor 


Charlie Dyson-Baxter- Teaching Assistant 


Emily Welsh- Teaching Assistant


Megan Bennett- Teaching Assistant


Jules Barwick- Teaching Assistant


Carla Hamilton- Teacher Assistant


Jemma Hurren- Teaching Assistant


Ruth Derry- Teaching Assistant


Katie Thompson- Teaching Assistant


Tamsin Ferrara-Mather- Teaching Assistant


Helen Armitage-Mitchell- Teaching Assistant


Kayleigh Underwood-Teaching Assistant


Sarah Markley-Teaching Assistant


Maddi Ryley-Teaching Assistant


Chloe Loebell - Teaching Assistant


Amy Baxter -Teaching Assistant 


Jayde Brewin- Receptionist 


Jane Power- Cook


Kate Finister- Cook