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St Anne's Infants' School


Reach for the Stars

Inclusion Team

Jo Moss   

SENDCo and Teacher - Shooting Stars

 Hello!  I am Jo Moss. I have wanted to be a teacher from a really young age.  I have taught at St Anne’s Infants since 2002.  Prior to this I was at Ilminster Avenue Specialist Nursery.  During my teaching career I have taught in both Nursery and Reception – Early years being my specialism.   I have been SENCo for the majority of my teaching life and this is a role I am passionate about.  I love supporting children with an additional need and finding ways to ensure all children's needs are met.  I have been one of the Deputy Head teachers here since September 2017.  This role has enabled me to play a key role as part of the Senior Leadership role and I am thoroughly enjoying it.  I am married and have 2 children of my own – Henry and Annabelle.  We love going on holidays and spending quality time together as a family.  Eating out and reading are two of my favourite hobbies!


Sally Beard

HLTA - Shooting Stars & Supernovas, Family & Learning Mentor

Hi, I’m Sally Beard, I have worked at St Anne’s Infants since 2004. My 2 boys, Sam and Josh attended St Anne’s as did my husband many, many years ago.  I started my career in catering but once I became a parent and then a volunteer in school I realised that my passion was in education. I left my job and went to train as nursery nurse, qualifying in the year 2000. After a couple of years working in another school I found my way back to the place where my heart has always been.  I first worked in the Reception classes, which I loved. I then gained my HLTA and forest school qualification and gradually my role changed. I now work as our family and learning mentor, which ticks all of my boxes. My time in Shooting stars and Supernovas is busy, varied and at times hilarious. The children make me smile every day, well most days! I now have the privilege of working with our wonderful families, they inspire me with their positivity, openness and resilience.   Weekends and holidays are enjoyed by spending time in my caravan in Devon, where I love to walk, read and spend time on the beach, I have even been known to challenge myself on the paddleboard or wakeboard, look out for me if you’re in the area!


Jo Sowerbutts

Teacher - Shooting Stars & Reading Specialist

Hello! I am Jo Sowerbutts and am part of the Inclusion team here at St Anne’s. I joined the school in 2012, covering class teachers across the school and then trained as Reading Recovery teacher in 2013 so specialize in supporting children to become independent readers, a role which I love. Having completed a degree in French (a long time ago) I lived for 5 years in France, teaching English and then returned to Bristol to train as an Early Years teacher. I have taught Early Years and Key Stage One in various schools in Bristol and Padua in Italy. I worked as a Consultant for South Gloucestershire Local Authority, leading the development of Primary Languages but after 6 years, missed being part of a school community and working more directly with children. I love working with the children, parents and my colleagues at St Anne’s. Half of my time is now spent in Shooting Stars where I have the privilege of working with a fabulous group of children and colleagues.

I have 3 teenage children – Nellie, Felix and Leo a husband and a dog called Barney. To relax I cook, sing in a choir and read.


Jacqui Pritchard

LSA - Breakfast Club & Shooting Stars 

Hi my name is Jacqui Pritchard. In the mornings I help run breakfast club, then, as part of the Inclusion Team I work in Shooting Stars. In the afternoon I work with the Reception Team in Moon Class.




Becca Reid

LSA - Supernovas

At 18, after finishing my A Levels I left home to travel and work around Australia on my own for 12 months.  Afterwards, I returned to my love of theatre and went to study at the Dartington College of Arts in Totnes where I met my husband.  He too loved to travel so once he’d completed his degree we travelled to America, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and India.  We then moved to Bristol in 2005 and I went to work as a Probation Service Officer within a drug management team.  Although I loved my job, we worked hard so I could stay at home with our two young children and once they started at St. Anne’s I soon began volunteering to listen to children read, helping on school trips and then applying to become an SMSA.  I have been fortunate to spend 18 months working within the school’s Nursery and I’m now thrilled to have joined the school’s fantastic Inclusion team.  




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Abi Brown





Maddy Lennox


To find out more about me, click on the Reception team