We are so delighted with our Ofsted rated GOOD judgement with OUTSTANDING in Early Years. Please read the letter below sent by the chair of governors to the parents.
6 July 2018
I am pleased to share with you the report of Liberty’s recent OFSTED inspection, which took place on 20 and 21 June. As you will see from the attached report, the inspectors have recognised our excellent progress since the previous inspection and are now grading the school as “Good,” and Early Years Foundation Stage as “Outstanding.”
Inspectors noted the following strengths:
“The headteacher, effectively supported by other leaders, has secured rapid improvements in the school since the previous inspection.”
“Improvements in the quality of teaching have resulted in pupils making strong progress.”
“At the end of key stage 2, in 2017, pupils’ progress was well above the national averages in reading, writing and mathematics.”
As a key part of their visit, the inspectors talk to the pupils to hear their views of life at Liberty. One of the highlights of reading the report is seeing how positive our pupils are about the school, with the inspectors finding that:
“Pupils are confident and articulate and talk with enthusiasm about their learning. Pupils say that the schools values ‘really happen’.”
“Typical comments from pupils to describe their behaviour include ‘We are like one big family’.”
The inspectors noted that “Governors are ambitious for the pupils and know the school well.” It has always been our vision to make Liberty an outstanding school and the school of choice for Mitcham families. To help us to achieve these goals the inspectors have recommended two key next steps. We will ensure that the school acts on these immediately, and in fact leaders had already identified a new maths mastery curriculum to be introduced from September.
In one area the school has already been judged as Outstanding. The inspectors were hugely impressed with our Early Years Foundation Stage provision, noting that:
“The early years is outstanding because the provision is very well led and managed. Leaders have created a highly motivating environment in which children excel in their learning and development.”
“Children’s behaviour is impeccable.”
“Teaching is very strong.”
“Children make very strong progress in writing.”
“Partnerships with parents are very effective.”
I hope that as you read through the attached report you are as proud of the school and its progress as I am. This improvement would not be possible without the tireless work of Ms O’Hara, Ms Shahjahan and the school’s other leaders; the passionate commitment and excellent teaching of our staff and of course the wonderful support of our Liberty families.
Stella Croissant (Mrs)
Chair of Governors