At Liberty Primary our vision is at the heart of everything we do. Our vision is our drive to the future and it is held at the school by all that are part of our community. Our vision is powerful and unique and belived by all. Please take the time to read our vision as this is what we want for all of our pupils at Liberty.
Meet Sophie Indalo...
The Story of Sophie Indalo
My little baby girl, Sophie, started school a few weeks ago. Gosh she was nervous! She wouldn’t let go of my leg and the worry was etched on her little face, but I didn’t need to worry, as now she comes home and talks about her learning and school all the time! They say that they learn through play in Early Years but I’m still struggling to understand that a little bit.
I went to a workshop the other day and I learnt so much about how they learn at Liberty, it’s so different to when I went to school, but it sounds so much fun. I got to meet some of the other mums and the dads at Stay and Play in Early Years and that’s great because it means I have friends in the local community.
I can’t believe how well Sophie did in her year 2 tests, I’m so proud of her. All that extra reading I did with her and that great intervention I was trained in really ensured she reached her true potential.
Mrs Short Teaching Assistant
I nominated one of my friends for the consideration award that the governors give out and guess what they actually won the award. I feel so proud, as Tom is always trying to involve everyone at playtimes and he’s such a good friend.
I was invited into school today to take part in an amazing learning experience; Sophie was so excited that I was coming into her classroom they actually had a school bake off. The children had been really creative and had designed their own dishes and then in a master chef competition they got to bake their own unique products, all the parents got to take part, it was so much fun the children were so happy to have their parents in school sharing their learning, all the parents were talking about it afterwards, it was a really positive experience. That evening we went onto the school website and we had a look at some of the photographs and the blogs that had been written by the children. The website is really showcasing the school in the community.
Liberty Primary Year 6 Comment
As Sophie leaves Liberty Primary, I’m extremely proud of the young lady she has become, she didn’t find everything easy but she really has taken on board the advice she has been given in the school by the staff. Sophie has developed academic skills that mean she has reached her full potential. The curriculum has enabled her to develop excellent writing skills which she uses to link across each subject area. She said she wants to be a journalist when she’s older and I’m sure her competent skills in writing across the curriculum will help her. Sophie has a passion about protecting the environment and wrote an amazing article about the impact of the carbon footprint. All I know is that wherever Sophie ends up she will make a difference to the lives of others.
Mrs R Judd
I had a brilliant day today, an article I wrote, got published in the Mitcham Guardian, everybody at school was talking about. My English teacher says that all of the Liberty pupils that transfer to the school have such creative writing skills. I guess I have Liberty to thank for that.
To The National Council of Training of Journalists
My name is Sophie Indalo and I would like to be considered for a course for an apprenticeship for the Evening Standard. I am a keen and talented writer and have won National awards since primary school, such as the BBC National Short Story Award. I have also had regular articles in the local paper whilst at Secondary school.
As I enter adulthood, I look back on my life experiences which have brought me to this point and I know the writing skills I have learnt will take me far in life.
My first school years gave me confidence, academic skills and independence in learning. Teachers inspired me to develop a true love in learning.
I’m a hardworking conscientious individual and I know that through my writing I can make a difference to the lives of others.
Our school values are the characteristics and qualities that our staff body and our children strive to embody as they work towards the school’s vision. Our school values are the building blocks to achieve the school vision for every child at Liberty Primary School.
Love of learning
We enjoy a creative and rich curriculum at Liberty that allows us to engage with interesting topics and enjoy learning through practical hands-on experiences. We are passionate and determined. We try our best and are able to make mistakes. We are curious, interested in the world around us and enjoy questioning concepts and asking why?
We are independent leaners who develop and advance through our own dedication and initiative. We independently seek new skills and look for new topics to develop understanding and proficiency in. We develop independent learning skills to support our independent progression as well as to assist and work cooperatively with others.
We use our imagination and think creatively to solve problems, develop new ideas and tackle challenges. We are resourceful in our approach to learning. We are willing to have a go, try new ways and methods, and are resilient when there are difficulties.
We are able to empathise with others within our school and the wider society. We have desire and skills to support others through our actions and with our words. We are able to reflect on our own experiences, our actions and the feelings of others.
At Liberty Primary School we respect each other; our differences and our similarities. We have mutual respect and tolerance for each other’s background, faith, feelings and opinion’s. We have respect for our own and each other’s learning. We have an understanding and respect for right and wrong and the rule of law in and around the school.
We believe in each other. We contribute positively to the school and to the local community. We have the skills to work and support each other during team learning and activities. We collectively support our house teams. We have strong social skills and encourage participation and inclusion for all in team games and activities.
We have belief in ourselves. We are aware of who we are and we value our own identities. We are aware of the opportunities and experiences that are available to us in our life at Liberty and in the future. We are in control of our own learning, feelings and behaviour. We are able to develop our self-esteem and self-confidence.