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





SCITT Central Hub

SCITT Eastern Hub

SCITT London Boroughs Hub

SCITT Oxfordshire Hub

SCITT Portsmouth Central Hub

SCITT Portsmouth North Hub

SCITT South West Hub

SCITT Southern Hub

SCITT Swale Academies Hub



SCITT Thames Area Hub

SCITT West Sussex Hub

SCITT Western Hub


Secondary Teacher Training

GLF Schools' Teacher training has been delivering secondary Initial Teacher Training since 2013.

Ages 11-16 – Our Secondary programme focuses on the teaching of children aged 11-16, which includes experience at both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. Your training will be tailored to prepare you to teach both key stages across your chosen subject specialism.

Ages 14-19 - If you are applying to train to teach in Psychology, Sociology or Business Studies we may be able to offer a specialist 14-19 programme (subject to placement availability) which includes experience at both Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5. Your training will be tailored to prepare you to teach both key stages across your chosen subject. 

Our secondary school based teacher training means that you will be at the very heart of the education system from day one.  With access to high quality mentors and training you can be sure that you will be given all the support and encouragement that you need to build a successful career within the teaching profession.  

Our Partnership Schools offer experience of working with children of all abilities, across the full range of comprehensive education, with at least one of your placements providing access to post-16 learners.

Within our school based training programme we offer two routes into teaching, depending on your circumstances:

  • SCITT core: self funded with the help or bursaries and / or student loans
  • School Direct salaried: you earn a salary whilst you train

Both routes also lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and also offer the ability to study for a PGCE, should you wish.

Following a successful interview, we will provide advice and guidance to ensure you embark on the best route for you, taking into account your experience and performance in the recruitment process.

SCITT core (fee-funded):

This course provides school-led training which offers you a more gradual introduction to teaching with extensive opportunities for lesson observation and co-teaching, as you begin to develop your teaching expertise.

SCITT core courses are funded through tuition fees.  You may be eligible for a maintenance grant or special support, but this will be determined by the Student Loan Company when applications for tuition fee loans are made.  You can also opt to pay the fee independently of financial support.

Key features:

  • £8,000 tuition fees
  • Option for an additonal PGCE qualification at £1,250
  • Funded by student loans, bursaries or independently
  • Scholarships may be available for priority subjects
  • A gradual increase of teaching hours over the year

Please select our Fees and Finance page for more information about funding and bursaries.

School Direct salaried: 

This is an employment based route open to high quality graduates, typically with at least 2 years' transferable work history.  You will be employed by a school as an unqualified teacher whilst you learn on the job.    

Key features:

  • No tuition fees payable (your placement school covers the cost of your training)
  • Earn an unqualified teacher's salary as you train
  • Option for an additonal PGCE qualification (£2,000)
  • Gradual increase in teaching hours over the year but as a unqualified teacher there is a faster progression towards teaching classes than via the tuition fee route.
  • Scholarships may be available for priority subjects

We do not offer salaried places for all subjects, please see the table on the "Application Process" page.

For more information, please visit our FAQs page.