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Having a say down your way Community forums give power to the people see pages 18 & 19 Sisters in song Bethnal Green’s superstar trio see page 13 ISSUE 994 27 JANUARY – 2 FEBRUARY 2014 WWW.TOWERHAMLETS.GOV.UK NEWS FROM TOWER HAMLETS COUNCIL AND YOUR COMMUNITY ‘Fantastic result’ for outstanding Phoenix Special school wins highest Ofsted grading for third consecutive time • 2-5 Years Guaranteed Rent •0% Commission 020 8983 4444 3 Months rent in advance paid!* * Terms & conditions apply PC LAPTOPS PRINTERS CCTV EPOS JANUARY SALES REPAIRS NETWORKING UPGRADES Dell E6330 Intel Core i5 2.7GHz 320GB 320GB Hard H d Drive D i 4GB Ram Wifi Bluetooth Extended Battery y Only Dell Optiplex 755 Intel Dual Core E2140 Hp DC7800 Intel Dual Core 2.0GHz 80GB HDD 2GB RAM DVD Rom 8 x Usb Ports 17” Monitor Keyboard & Mouse Windows Vista 020 7791 1200 020 490 Bethnal Green Rd, E2 19”MONITOR 7739 3959 80GB HDD 2GB RAM DVD Rom 8 x Usb Ports 17” Monitor Keyboard & Mouse Windows Vista Only Windows 8 Pro Brand New £399 £20 17”MONITOR £30 y £75 247 Beth 0EA hnal Green Rd, E2 6AB www.milltec.co.uk sa ales@milltec.co.uk 20W Speakers p l £35 only milltec y £85 BY RAJU MIAH OFSTED inspectors have declared Phoenix School in Bow outstanding for the third consecutive time. The highest grading was awarded after a visit in Decemberto the special school for pupils with autism aged three to 19. The inspectors praised the school’s “cutting edge work” helping pupils make rapid progress in communucation skills and for providing a “life enhancing” education. They said the teaching and the sixth form were both outstanding, adding: “Pupils make outstanding progress from their starting points to the end of key stage 4, particularly in literacy and numeracy, as well as in other national curriculum subjects.” Head teacher Stewart Harris said: “This is a truly fantastic result for our school. To achieve this outcome, we needed to be considered outstanding in the areas of achievement of pupil learning, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership and management. “Whilst I see evidence of this on a daily basis, it is wonderful to have it formally recognised by an independent organisation. The team of staff here is dedicated to pupils, enabling them to achieve their best. I am proud to be able to lead Phoenix School and we are very fortunate to have new purpose-built facilities which cater for the special needs of our pupils.” The school in Bow Road benefited from a £7 million refurbishment through the Building Schools for the Future programme which saw an expansion of its facilities. It also has a new expressive arts studio, roof garden, fitness suite, and design and technology and science rooms. Ofsted inspectors rated Phoenix outstanding initially in 2005 and then again in 2008. STRIKE A LIGHT! MAYOR Lutfur Rahman was joined by local councillors Maium Miah and Gloria Thienel to officially switch on the borough’s iconic Traffic Light Tree at its new home on the roundabout at Trafalgar Way outside Billingsgate Market. See page 2. Year of the Horse in the Mix Musical celebration of the Chinese New Year see page 21


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