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City Hall reception for Tower Bridge school staff

London Assembly member Valerie Shawcross this month welcomed staff and governors of Tower Bridge Primary School to a reception in their honour at City Hall.

Tower Bridge School staff with Val Shawcross AM at
Margaret Windsor interim joint headteacher, Kevin Sewell, new deputy head, Mary Boole, interim joint headteacher and Val Shawcross cutting a celebratory cake at City Hall

Representatives of the school, which has recently been removed from 'special measures' attended the event, hosted by Val Shawcross, to celebrate their success and achievement.

The school was removed from special measures this spring after Ofsted inspectors found 'significant improvements' and rising standards.

"This kind of achievement takes a lot of work and dedication on the part of a great number of people," says Val Shawcross.

"I was very pleased to welcome Tower Bridge School to City Hall to thank them for their commitment and determination."

Mary Boole, who has been joint interim headteacher with Margaret Windsor since May last year, said: "We were delighted to be removed from special measures, it was a real boost to have our hard work recognised.

"We thought this reception would be a good way to thank all our staff who have worked so hard to achieve this. Tower Bridge School is now offering good educational opportunities for children."

Ms Boole and Ms Windsor paid tribute to all the school staff at the event and ensured that office staff, caretakers, lunchtime supervisors were not forgotten. All staff were presented with certificates in recognition of their work. A celebratory cake from the new headteacher was also enjoyed.

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