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Coronavirus information

26 November 2020 Written by

School reopened for all children on 8th March 2021.

We have been so pleased to welcome children back and will keep you updated wiht the latest news. Please check the newsletter each week as well.

If you need food or other support there is information about organsations that can help here.

Key messages from Bristol City Council:

  • Please travel to/from school with COVID-19 in mind. It’s advised to avoid public transport so please try and walk/cycle to school if you can, keeping your distance from others, and ensure you wear a face covering when required. Where possible, car sharing with people outside your household or support bubble should be avoided.
  • Social distancing guidance inside and outside of school is different. Whilst at school, your child can mix with his/her class bubble, as safety measures are in place. This is necessary in order for us to enable children and young people to continue to attend. However, these measures are not in place outside of school, so please make sure you and your child follow the current government guidance when not in the school building
  • Social distancing outside school gates is vital to minimise the spread. Please do not gather or mix when dropping off or collecting your child
  • If you or your child develops symptoms of the virus, you/they must not go to school. Stay at home, self-isolate and get tested. Symptoms include a new continuous cough, high temperature or loss or change to your sense of taste and smell
  • If you or your child is asked to self-isolate, you/they must not leave the house under any circumstances and your friends and family cannot visit during this time. We understand your frustrations in having to adapt to last minute calls or changes requiring you/your child to self-isolate and we thank you for your continued cooperation.

Links to share

  • The council’s guidance for parents and carers amid COVID-19 here
  • The council’s videos encouraging compliance during lockdown in difference languages here
  • Information on the council’s free We Are Bristol helpline here

Information for OFSTED inspectors

20 September 2019 Written by

Welcome to Hannah More. We hope you find the information on this page useful. 


25 June 2016 Written by

Key Staff

Designated Senior Person for Safeguarding Children: Sue Ramsay

Other members of the designated team for Safeguarding Children: Helen Barbour and Rachel Davis

Nominated Governor responsible for Child Protection: Joe Cook

All staff on the designated team receive training every year. All staff in school have full training every 3 years and a short refresher each year.

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:
• protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
• preventing harm to children’s health or development
• ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
• taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Safeguarding at Hannah More

At Hannah More, the health, safety and well-being of every child is our paramount concern. We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. Our aim is that children will enjoy their time as pupils in this school in a safe and secure environment where they are protected.

The curriculum is used to build confidence in pupils to ensure their own protection and understand the importance of protecting others.

Our school has a Child Protection Policy that follows the Local Safeguarding Children Board’s guidelines and procedures for any action which has to be taken to safeguard or promote the welfare of our children. The school has a legal duty to work with other agencies in protecting children from harm and responding to abuse.

In order to ensure children’s safety we have a number of policies outlining procedures and expectations of practice. These are:

1) Behaviour Strategy

2) Anti Bullying Policy

3) Child Protection Policy, Procedures and Guidelines

4) Educational Visits Policy

5) Guide to safer working practice

6) Health and Safety Policy

7) First Aid Policy

8) Safer Recruitment Policy

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18. 

What is Child Protection?

Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specfic children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm. All staff are made aware of the Government's Guidance on Keeping Children Safe in Education. Part 1 of this document has been thoroughly read and understood by all staff.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Please click here to access our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.


Female Genital Mutilation is a form of child abuse and as such is dealt with under the schools Child Protection/Safeguarding policy. All parents requesting holiday leave for trips to countries where FGM is practised are reminded that it is illegal to remove a child from the UK for this purpose. You will be asked for assurance that this will not happen. It is mandatory for teachers to report to the police if they find, or are told, someone under 18 has undergone FGM. Further information on FGm is found in the following documents: Government's Multi Agency statutory guidance on FGM 2016 and Bristol Safeguarding Children's Board's Risk Assessment. Please click here to obtain more information on the correct procedure to follow when making a referral.


Hannah More recognises the benefits and opportunities which new technologies offer to teaching and learning. We encourage the use of technology in order to enhance skills and promote achievement. However, the accessible and global nature of the internet and variety of technologies available mean that we are also aware of potential risks and challenges associated with such use. To find out more please read our E-Safey policy by clicking here. Alternatively please click here to obtain further information and resources regarding E-Safety.

Keeping Children Safe in Education 

Please click here to access the statutory guidance from the Department for Education. It is imperative that all staff (including volunteers) read this guidance and acknowledge that they have done so. Schools must have regard to the guidance when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This document contains information on what schools should do and sets out the legal duties with which schools must comply. 

The Prevent Duty

The Prevent duty is the requirement of schools to build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling them to challenge extremist views. Please click here to access departmental advice for schools on the Prevent Duty (DFE) Alternatively you can also refer to (Keeping Children Safe in Education) above for further information. The Designated Safeguarding Lead is trained a PREVENT trainer and delivers training to all staff. The designated team have also undertaken online training. At Hannah More we build children's resilience through our SMSC provision and indicated in this government publication. Further information about the school's approach to the Prevent duty is found in Appendix E of the Child Protection Policy.

Referrals to Children's Social Care or Early Help (First Response)

If anyone has a concern about a child's safety or wellbeing they should make a referral to First Response. Within school there would first be a discussion with a member of the designated team. We aim to work with families when we have concerns and rarely make a referral without first discussing the need for help with the parents. On occasions though this is necessary and whilst we recognise this can be upsetting for families, it is always our judgement about what is best for the child that will drive our actions. 

Procedure for dealing with allegations of abuse against staff/headteacher

The procedure is outlined in the school's Safeguarding and Child Protection policy. The policy (in line with statutory guidance from the DFE) is designed to ensure that all staff, students and parents or carers are aware of the procedure for the investigation of allegations of abuse in order that all complaints are dealt with consistently, and as efficiently as possible.

Further Resources

- Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership
- All Statutory Guidance for Schools from the Government
- Safeguarding Children (NSPCC)

- Safeguarding children in whom illness is fabricated or induced

- National Action Plan to tackle child abuse linked to faith or belief

- National Information Centre on Children of Offenders

- Children Missing Education 2016

- TwS Guidance on Children Missing Education

- Searching, Screening and Confiscation 2018

- What to do if you think a child is being abused

- Educate Against Hate

- Guidance on Safer Working Practice

Holiday Activities

14 January 2014 Written by

We are really pleased to run holiday Sports Days in 2022, with coaches from Bristol Sport Foundation.

They are planning lots of days over the summer and the booking form is here...

Please note, you must pay a £5 registration fee, which you will get back when you attend.

More4Kids Club

04 July 2013 Written by

'More 4 Kids' is the name of our lovely after-school club, which runs every day at Hannah More. 

Breakfast Club

02 July 2013 Written by

Breakfast Club is open every morning for families. The club is friendly and relaxed. You do not have to book - just come along.

The club is FREE, thanks to sponsorship from Greggs and support from FareShare as well. 

There is cereal, toast, juice and we aim to have fresh fruit and other extras when we can. 

There are also sports activities on offer. 

Occasionally, we have special events such as FareShare breakfasts or 'Bike Breakfasts', where you can get your bike checked, get small repairs carried out or even do a bike swap! 

Breakfast Club currently opens at 8.00 and you need to arrive by 8.30.

If your child is in reception class,we ask that ad adult stays with them at breakfast club.

Senior Administrator

31 May 2013 Written by

Hannah More Primary School
Salary: BG8*
Contract: full time - 37 hours, all year round
Applications close: 10.06.2013
Interviews: 19.06.2013
*Post awaiting grade evaluation

Hannah More Primary School is a thriving and expanding inner-city school. Our values are important to us and we are pleased to say out loud "Nurturing self-belief. Inspiring success."

We wish to appoint an efficient, friendly, service oriented Senior Administrator as a leading light in our sometimes hectic school office.

We pride ourselves on the welcoming atmosphere within the school and seek a clear lead in improving and maintaining this in our front of house experience.

We need this special one to promote the school's values, in particular to offer a courteous, friendly welcome to all members of the school community; parents, children, visitors, local business partners and others.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to lead our small team of Administrators, taking responsibility for a managing a range of administrative support services and monitoring performance.

We will ask you to
• Manage the administrative team
• Ensure an outstanding first impression is made
• Maintain an organised, tidy and efficient office
• Have excellent IT skills
• Work with the School Business Manager to ensure systems are efficient and fit for purpose
• Go the extra mile to achieve the outcomes written in your job description

You will be directly responsible to the School Business Manager for:
• Ensuring that administrative functions support the school effectively
• Ensuring that school data and records are up to date, regularly checked and held securely
• Ensuring excellent communication and teamwork with other office staff
• Ensuring positive interaction between administrator and all members of the school community
• Ensuring efficient dissemination of relevant documents and information to all school staff, governors and others connected to the school

In return, you will have the satisfaction of working as part of our friendly, supportive team in our dynamic and innovative school.

Job Description

Employee Specification

Application Form

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Hannah More Primary School, New Kingsley Road, St Philips, Bristol, BS2 0LT


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