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)

Eligibility (Secondary, 11-16 or 14-19 years)

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate their commitment to a future teaching career, strong subject knowledge and the ability to interact with young people in and out of a classroom environment.

We are also looking for strong literacy and numeracy skills, high standards of written English, a willingness to contribute to wider school life as well as personal qualities including: confidence, flexibility, resilience, the ability to work in a group and under pressure, self-reflection and time management skills.  We recommend that candidates read the attached job description and person specification to assist with their application.

Candidates must have:

  • A UK university degree at grade 2:2 Honours or higher, or a recognised equivalent qualification.   
  • Applicants with a 3rd class degree will be considered if they can demonstrate considerable experience in other areas relevant to their application. 
  • A standard equivalent to a grade 4 (C) in the GCSE examinations in English and Mathematics. If you do not have these you can still apply for teacher training, but we will require you to pass the relevant GCSE or an equivalency test before we confirm any offer that we make.  Further information on Equivalency Testing can be found by clicking on the link.  
  • Overseas qualifications will be considered but these should be verified via ENIC before an application is submitted.  Certain subjects attract a bursary and in order to qualify for this, the ENIC statement must reflect that the overseas degree is equivalent to a UK Honours degree; we will need to conduct further research to confirm that the degree is equivalent to a 2.2 Honours level. 
  • If your degree and qualifications were gained in a non-English speaking country, you may be required to sit the IELTS test: we require an overall grade of 7.0, with no less than 6.5 for Reading and 6.0 for Writing. 
  • All candidates must have the right to work in the UK.
  • We accept applications from candidates who are expected to graduate by the time the course starts; we will require a final predicted grade from a tutor.
  • During the interview process candidates' numeracy and literacy skills will be tested.
  • Successful completion of an Occupational Health check: we have a responsibility to ensure that trainees have the health and physical capacity to teach and will not put themselves or any children at risk of harm.
  • An awareness of and commitment to safeguarding issues: we are committed to protecting children in schools and will undertake a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure check to ensure that our trainees are suitable to train to teach. We require three pieces of personal ID before a training offer can be confirmed.

In addition:

  • Any school experience or any relevant work experience that you may have with children should be reflected in your personal statement within your application.

Check out our FAQ's page for answers to commonly asked questions.