School Name

St Sebastian's CofE Primary School

Together in Faith, We Aspire to Achieve Excellence

Google Search
Google Translate

Contact Us

Governors' Pen Profiles

Kiala Burton

Staff Governor

I joined St Sebastian’s in September 2013 as a Teaching Assistant in EYFS.  Having worked with older children previously, the reception class came as quite a shock but I soon came to love working with the youngest children in the school and am still there now.  Since starting at St Sebastian’s, I have completed my Higher Level Teaching Assistant qualification and now cover teachers' PPA and management sessions. In these sessions I teach PE to classes across the year groups which I thoroughly enjoy. I am currently undertaking some further education in my career, I am studying for a PE qualification through Inspire +. I am passionate about PE and hope my enthusiasm encourages the children to enjoy a fit and healthy lifestyle.

I think the merge of the two schools in the federation is a very positive thing. We are learning to work together both as a staff and as governors, celebrating strengths and working together to develop any weaknesses.

Gordon Cannon

Foundation Governor

Reverend Stuart Hadley

Foundation Governor - Ex Officio


I am the ex-officio governor to the Grantham Villages’ C of E Primary Schools Federation and also to the Barkston & Syston C of E Primary School. This is part of my role as Rector of the 10 parishes which make up the South Cliff Benefice. Outside of church duties, I enjoy spending time in the garden, walking by the River Witham in Grantham and cycling. I also enjoy days out on the train as well as reading (gentle) crime novels and doing jigsaws.


Laura Harrison

Parent Governor

Marie Jackson FMAAT

Foundation Governor

 Vice-Chair of Governors


 Being involved with your children ... watching them grow from starting school into confident, resourceful, kind youngsters  ... is such a joy - albeit that by then they're usually taller than me!

Learning was very different when I was at school - I still can't spell - but your children always impress me with their range of knowledge and importantly understanding gained through modern learning methods.

Maths is my thing - it was the foundation of my profession in the back office of Hertfordshire Country Council Education Department. I gained insight into all things education - invaluable in supporting our federation schools.

It may be an overused phrase, but inspiring a love of 'life long learning' is what I want for our young people and the reason I volunteered for this role. As a kid I hated learning but now I'm delighted to learn new skills - especially if it involves my glue gun!

When I hear you child say "Hello Mrs Jackson" it lifts my spirits - I love getting to know you too - I'm often around and love to chat with you - come and say hi! Love and blessings, "Mrs Marie"

Lucy Jones

Parent Governor

Stephanie Kirton

Local Authority

I am a proud mum of two of St. Sebastian's pupils.  My eldest child joined in September 2015 and I was immediately struck by what a warm and inclusive school St. Sebastian's is, truely operating at the heart of the local community.

In my working life, I head up business services and serve on the board of Directors for an Import/Export company.  In my 16 years as an accountant, I have worked in many sectors including accounting practice, manufacturing and mental health.

Most of my spare time is spent with my family and friends or working on my garden.

I look forward to utilising my skills in contributing to the continued success of our wonderful school.

Rebecca Leong

Foundation Governor

Anne Schaanning

Foundation Governor

Chair of Governors

My name is Anne Schaanning and I have been a governor for almost ten years. I have always worked with children, for 25 years as a neonatal nurse in Birmingham. I moved here with my family in 2004 and have been a foster carer since then. I also assist with the local Girl Guides as a Guide helper. I have had two children at Saint Sebastian’s, both who flourished in the nurturing environment, to go on to the local grammar schools.

I am very proud to be part of such a caring school that values each and every pupil.

Michelle Waddell

Head teacher