As a school our top priority is to create a safe and nurturing environment for every child. Through our safeguarding policies and practices, we aim to protect our students from harm and ensure they have the confidence to learn, thrive, and grow. Every child's well-being and safety are at the heart of everything we do.

Cyril Jackson Primary School follows the procedures outlined by the Tower Hamlets Local Safeguarding Children Board - a guide to procedure and practice for all professional staff in Tower Hamlets who work with children.

Please direct any concerns or queries regarding safeguarding or child protection to the DSL, Hodo Dirir via

Safeguarding Team

Meet our school safeguarding team, led by our designated safeguarding lead (DSL) who holds overall responsibility for safeguarding, supported by a team of deputy safeguarding leads (DDSL’s) to ensure our students and school community are safe and supported.

Hodo Dirir – Headteacher, DSL
Maryum Qureshi - Deputy Headteacher, DDSL
Joshua Chivers - Deputy Headteacher, DDSL
Leah Pulman – Assistant Headteacher, DDSL
Jesslyn Holman – Assistant Headteacher, DDSP
Alysha Kassam – Assitant Headteacher, DDSL
Mark Ripper – Pastoral Support Administrator, DDSL
Rukeya Begum – Home School Liason, DDSL
Lipi Islam – Home School Liason, DDSL
Tom Sheldon – Online Safety Lead, DDSL

More Safeguarding Information

Managing disclosures

If any student discloses that they are thinking of harming themselves, others or if someone is harming them, the safeguarding team must be notified immediately.


If a child shares sensitive information, our staff are trained to handle it with utmost care, discretion and transparency. They will discuss confidentiality and its limits with the child.

If there's a concern about harm or safety, the child will be informed first if that confidentiality may need be broken, to make sure they get the right help and support.

In some cases, if there are deeper child protection concerns, you might not be directly informed, but our DSL Hodo Dirir and the school safeguarding team will be alerted through CPOMs.

Please know that whatever your child confides will only be shared with necessary staff to ensure their well-being. For a comprehensive understanding, please refer to our Safeguarding Policy.


The following policies outline child protection procedure at Cyril Jackson.

Online Safety

We recognise the importance of online safety in today's digital age. We encourage parents to be proactive in ensuring their child's safety online. Taking steps to enable children to make the safe choices. This could include discussion around the content they watch, apps they use, time they spend on devices or if/who they are talking to others online. If you have any concerns or need guidance on online safety, please don't hesitate to contact the school. For more please see our Online Safety page.


Domestic Abuse

The Home Office has created domestic abuse guidance in BengaliSomaliEnglish and other languages. The guidance explains how to recognise and report domestic abuse and where victims and perpetrators can access support. Please visit the website to find out how to get help if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse.