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)

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The Application and Interview Process

If you are interested in joining us in September 2023, you can apply here via DfE 'Apply'.  

Note - our courses are advertised as 'QTS with PGCE'. The PGCE element of the course is optional. You can either choose to do 'QTS only', or take the PGCE uplift.  This can be decided after our summer induction programme. For more information about the PGCE please refer to our web page.

There are two opportunities to apply:

  • Apply (Apply 1): up to three applications (any route), which will be considered at the same time.
  • Apply again (Apply 2): open to applicants who were not successful the first time round, or withdrew/declined their applications. Applicants make one choice at a time, which will be considered sequentially. 

We aim to respond to all applications received within 5 days maximum.  If you have not heard from us, please check your spam email folder as often our emails will end up there in the first intance.  

Successful applicants will be invited to one of our face to face recruitment days. Interviews take place at our partnership schools in and around the Surrey area.  Please note that due to the need to interview candidates as applications are received your interview location may not be held within the school/geographical region in which you wish to train to teach. Please dont be discouraged by this, if you are successful at interview we will work with you to ensure your training placement is in a school as local to your homeas possible. 

The interview will consist of:

Stage 1:

  • a presentation to the interview panel;
  • a set of follow up questions based on your presentation;
  • formal interview questions;

Stage 2: 

  • a subject knowledge test, GCSE level (secondary only);
  • a written activity;
  • a literacy skills test;

When applying for an ITT place, you will need to demonstrate a drive for, and commitment to, teaching. Your application should also contain the following:

  • A full detailed career history (including any gaps in employment with explanations detailing these employment breaks).
  • Any relevant school experience or experience of working with children or young people.
  • If you have a ENIC / NARIC statement or IELTS result, you will be asked to forward these via email on receipt of your application.  Please ensure that you have these documents before applying so as not to delay your application progress.

Once an offer has been made, candidates will have 10 working days to accept or reject the offer once all training providers have responded to their application. 

You may need the provider and course codes from the table below to apply for SCITT Core (Provider Led- self-funded) or School Direct (salaried) places through GLF Schools' Teacher Training: 

(Please note that salaried places are very limited and may only be offered by a small number of partnership schools).

COURSE CODES FOR INITIAL TEACHER TRAINING Provider Code 2B4 - Provider Led / Fee Funded Provider Code - 1HV - Salaried / School Direct
Subject  Course code Course code
Art and Design 2TCB x
Biology 2TCK 2TCZ
Business Studies 2TC9 x
Chemistry 2TCN 2TD3
Computing 2TCG 2TCW
Design & Technology 2ZJM x
Drama 2ZJK x
English 2TCJ x
Geography 2TCD x
History 2TCF x
Mathematics 2TCP 2TD4
Modern Languages (French only) R246 x
Modern Languages (French and / or Spanish) 2TCH x
Modern Languages (Spanish only) K188 x
Music 2TC7 x
PE 2TC8 x
PE with EBacc G894 x
Physics 2TCM 2TD2
Primary (3-7 Years)   X560 x
Primary (5-11 years) 36ZW x
Religious Education 2TCC x
Sociology V460 x

Once you have clicked on the link for your subject (above), you can check the locations to see what GLF areas are available to you.  There may be more than one GLF partnership school within an area - you can always email our office to find out if a particular school is offering your subject:

We also have an FAQs page for answers to commonly asked questions regarding our application process, or you can always contact us via email and we will be happy to help answer any questions you may have.  

Please also have a look at our events page, as we hold regular 'Get Into Teaching' events throughout the year that you can sign up for.