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St Anne's Infants' School


Reach for the Stars

Inclusion Team

Jacqui Painter 


To find out more about me, click on the Senior Leadership team. 


Sally Beard

HLTA - 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 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!


Abi Brown

LSA - Shooting Stars Lead

Hi, I'm Miss Brown, after teaching for 5 years in Special Education and mainstream schools I worked for a civil engineering company for 10 years in Health and safety, streetworks and NVQ training initiatives, during which time I had 2 children.  When my eldest daughter started at St Anne's Infants School in 2015, it became the signal for me to return to my first love of working with children. Initially I was a class based LSA in Year 1 and 2 and now love being part of the inclusion team at St Annes. When I have free time I mostly spend it outdoors with my family and friends in the woods or by the sea!


Elena Wallace

LSA - Supernovas





Lindsay Drew

LSA - Shooting Stars

Hi, I’m Ms Drew. I first started working at St Anne’s as a volunteer in Year 1 when my son started in the nursery. I enjoyed it so much that I trained as a Better Reading Partner, joined the lunchtime team and completed my LSA qualification. I now love being part of the inclusion team. Before having my son, I worked in administration while also volunteering as an Education Assistant at a local museum and a helper at Rainbows. In my spare time, I enjoy yoga, reading, going on adventures with my family and finding out interesting animal facts with my animal-enthusiast son!


Christina Burfitt

HLTA - intervention LSA

Hello, I’m Christina Burfitt, I’ve been a Teaching Assistant at St Anne’s for seven years working in classes across Reception and Key Stage 1.  I’m originally from Ireland but when I met my husband I decided to make Bristol my home.  I absolutely love it here and can’t imagine living anywhere else! When not at school, I’m kept busy being mum to my two children – Jake and Amelia.  In my spare time I can be found jogging along Bath Road, curled up with a good thriller or practising my newest hobby - Irish Dancing!


Jo Harvey

LSA - Nursery

Hi I’m Mrs Harvey, I’ve worked at St Anne's since 2011 in all year groups across the school as well as at lunchtimes. In my spare time I like to go on bike rides with my husband and three boys where we usually stop stop for a picnic or a pub lunch! We enjoy watching superhero movies and going to the beach. I also love to do a bit of gardening.


Jacqui Pritchard

LSA - Breakfast Club & Year 1

Hi my name is Jacqui Pritchard. In the mornings I help run breakfast club, then, as part of the Inclusion Team I work in Year 1 




Beth Wright (currently on maternity leave)

LSA - Year 2

Hi, I'm Beth Wright . I gained my teaching degree in 2014 and  worked in Hampshire as a teacher and year group leader in a primary school for 5 years. Then I had my little boy, Henry, so moved back to the Bristol area where my family are from and found an exciting opportunity to join the St Anne's family as part of the inclusion team! I love playing football and in my spare time you'll either find me at the swimming pool with Henry or playing in the park!