GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

Our Schools

GLF Schools' Teacher Training (Berkshire)

GLF Schools' Teacher Training (Camberley)

GLF Schools' Teacher Training (Caterham area)

GLF Schools' Teacher Training (Crawley)

GLF Schools' Teacher Training (Croydon)

GLF Schools' Teacher Training (Elmbridge)

GLF Schools' Teacher Training (Epsom / Banstead area)

GLF Schools' Teacher Training (Merstham & Guildford)

GLF Schools' Teacher Training (Mole Valley area)

GLF Schools' Teacher Training (Thames area)

GLF Schools' Teacher Training (Wandsworth)

GLF Schools' Teacher Training (Woking)

Why Choose to Train to Teach with GLF Schools?

Personalised Application Support

At GLF Schools the support we offer starts from the day you first make an enquiry. Our team will guide you through the application process, arrange school experience for you in a school local to your home and provide support with any finance queries you may have. We strongly recommend coming along to one of our face-to-face information events to meet us in person and to ask any questions you might have.

First Rate Training Programme

As an accredited provider of Initial Teacher Training and a designated Teaching School Hub, we are able to provide you with a first rate professional training experience. All of our placement schools have significant experience in delivering Initial Teacher Training and are able to provide you with a consistently high quality settings throughout your training programme.

"Trainees and Headteachers of partnership schools rate GLF Schools' Teacher Training highly. Trainees benefit from learning within a tight knit partnership that produces high-quality, effective teachers that are able to meet the needs of pupils in partnership schools and beyond. Trainees particularly value the flexible ways that leaders and mentors adapt training to meet their needs." Ofsted 2022

Excellent Employment Opportunities

There are often opportunities for successful trainees to go on and work within their host school, or group of schools, following a successful training year, subject to schools' recruitment and selection processes.

"Headteachers are fulsome in their praise for the quality of provision and how well it prepares trainees for a long-term career in teaching" Ofsted 2022

Pre-Course Induction Programme

In order to help you prepare for the year ahead you will be invited to attend an Induction Programme in the second half of the summer term.  This is a great opportunity to bond with your fellow trainees and to share your ideas and experiences with them; our aim is to make sure you are fully prepared for your training year ahead.    

High Quality Mentoring

Trainees will have access to a mentor with subject/phase specific expertise as well as knowledge and confidence in evidence based approaches to teaching. Mentors will provide input and guidance, informed by the most up to date research, on the most effective ways to teach in their subject and/or phase. They will also offer personalised support and feedback on a weekly basis, setting short and long term targets and regularly reviewing your progress.

"Skilled Professionals support trainees to develop the knowledge and skills to teach successfully in their phase and subject" Ofsted 2022

Centre Based Training

Your training pathway will follow a bespoke and carefully devised Professional Studies Programme, delivered by our very best practitioners, one day per week. Training sessions take the form of seminars, lectures or workshops and focus on the development of both subject knowledge and pedagogical expertise. Placement schools also offer a professional development programme which you will be able to access when in school, to further support your learning.

" Recently GLF leaders have invested a herculean effort to redesign their curriculum. It is now well sequenced and structured around seven core strands carefully woven through the workbooks trainees use for professional studies, subject learning and assessment. Each strand is introduced, applied and systematically revisited so that the provision fully meets and exceeds the requirements of the core content framework. Leaders' well-organised curriculum design aids better integration between core training and trainees' experience in schools." Ofsted 2022

Host And Second Placement Schools

As we have partnerships within a diverse range of both secondary and primary schools, we can offer you the opportunity to train across contrasting settings, thus greatly enhancing your training experience. 

"Leaders know their trainees well as individuals. They ensure that school placements provide trainees with opportunities to apply their knowledge and develop it in contrasting contexts. Regular monitoring of trainees' knowledge and skills allows leaders to flexibly adapt provision as required. This encourages trainees to become knowledgeable, reflective practitioners who are well prepared for their future careers." Ofsted 2022

Networking And Cross School Development Opportunities

Working within a successful partnership of schools means that you will be provided with opportunities to share good practice and visit other schools, thus benefitting from the expertise of a wide range of highly skilled professionals.