Glen Road, Plympton, Plymouth, PL7 2DE

01752 339073

Glen Park Primary School

Success for all, through learning together


 Our Designated Lead for Safeguarding is the Headteacher, Anthony Hutchings. Our Deputy Designated Leads for Safeguarding are the Deputy Headteacher, Gemma Hunt and the Assistant Headteacher, Emma Bushe. 



                                                                        Anthony Hutchings                               Gemma Hunt                                   Emma Bushe

                                                                             Headteacher                              Deputy Headteacher                    Assistant Headteacher                                                                                                        


School Commitment 

Glen Park Primary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its children.  We will always take a considered and sensitive approach in order that we can support all our pupils and recognise that each pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance. All staff and any volunteers who work within the school are given clear guidance in how to behave and work with children. They are highly vigilant and well trained to report any concerns they have about a child's well-being, swiftly.  At Glen Park Primary, we will always talk with parents if concerns have been noted and will keep them informed should we feel it is necessary for us to report these concerns to another agency.  Children know they can talk about their worries to an adult they trust.

We have produced an information leaflet for parents and carers to explain how we work to safeguard the children in our care. This can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

Glen Park Primary Safeguarding Information  


Key Personnel 

If you have any queries or concerns regarding the safety of a child either inside or outside of school, you can contact our designated safeguarding lead teacher who is Anthony Hutchings (Headteacher).  In his absence, you can contact the nominated deputies Gemma Hunt (Deputy Headteacher) or Emma Bushe (Assistant Headteacher/ Phase 1 Leader). 

All staff who are employed within the school, are required to adhere to our 'Safeguarding Code of Conduct'. This code is designed to give clear guidance on the standards of behaviour all school staff are expected to observe at all times to ensure the safeguarding of our children. 


Key Information

Our safeguarding procedures are monitored by the Governing Body and by Plymouth City Council. Further information can be found via the Plymouth Safeguarding Children Board website at

Glen Park Primary and the Governing Body fully recognises its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within our school to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering harm.  We also follow safer recruitment practices when appointing new staff and volunteers. Our staff and governors undertake annual training in this area to ensure the welfare and safety of our children remains paramount.

We have a Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy that applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school and we all follow the Safer Working Practices document. To access these documents please click on the links below:

Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy 2023-2024  

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 (DFE Publication) 

WeST Staff Code of Conduct 

WeST Low Level Concerns Policy 

WeST Whistleblowing Policy