The Staff

Meet the senior management team…

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.

Ryan Kilby – Head Teacher, 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.

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.


Each class has no more than seven children and teachers are supported by a Senior Teaching Assistant and Teaching Assistants where needed.  All staff have experience of working with primary children with BESD and/or Autism. High standards of teaching and learning are expected and staff present positive role models for the children in all that they do.

Other staff include cook and premises officer, who are valuable members of the team!

All staff are and will be subject to enhanced CRB checks.