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Overview

Founded in 2012, GLF Schools is a multi academy trust comprising primary and secondary schools in the South East and Oxfordshire. Growing steadily since 2012, GLF Schools has created a group of academies with a reputation for delivering the best possible education for all children and students. Operating as a part of a family, each of our schools exists in its own right maintaining its unique characteristics and individual identity. Whilst every school serves to meet the needs of its local community, all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience.  

GLF Schools’ motto is ‘where children grow, learn and flourish’ and we are committed to developing our school improvement strategy across all sectors. We always welcome interest from teachers and associate staff who are interested in starting their new career with us . If you don't see a position advertised that is suitable for you at the moment please click here to join our talent pool and we will contact you as and when something suitable arises.     View our promotional video here

AboutUs

GLF Schools aspires to create a group of academies that have a reputation for delivering an outstanding education for all children and students. Whilst operating as a part of a family, each school exists in its own right maintaining its own unique characteristics and individual identity. Whilst each school serves to meet the needs of its local community, all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience.

At GLF Schools we aim to ensure:

• every child and student is highly valued and expected to achieve their full potential no matter what their socio-economic background

• all children will enjoy their learning, attain high outcomes and be helped to become confident individuals and responsible citizens whilst making excellent progress

• all children will benefit from an inclusive ethos, excellent teaching and a broad and balanced curriculum underpinned by strong leadership, in a local school

• all children will be supported and encouraged to lead healthy and active lives, making sensible choices whilst respecting the views and attitudes of others   Teach at GLF from GLF Schools on Vimeo.  

Working for Us

So, what are the benefits of working for a school in the GLF family of schools? We are a group of schools rooted in providing the best possible education for children and we are not motivated by ‘making a profit’. This means we enable each Headteacher and their team of leaders to ensure that the work of their school is of the highest standard allowing children and young people to have high aspirations. At GLF Schools there are opportunities for you to develop your career wherever you are. Whether you want to work in an outstanding school, a brand new school, or a challenging school, the career development we can offer includes: Excellent CPD opportunites for teachers and support staff at all levels Bespoke career development across the family of schools Dedicated forums, support challenge meetings and coaching A unique collaboration between schools, allowing headteachers, their leadership teams and staff to work together A committed and successful centralised education, IT, finance, HR and recruitment team A supportive and collaborative environment with the opportunity to achieve significant career development We continually offer excellent CPD opportunities as well as supported career development across the family of schools. Over the past three years, we have trained and developed 15 leaders who have been promoted to headship, deputy headship, assistant headship and school business managers. Our family of schools regularly network and collaborate to share insight, expertise and best practice not only within our own family but also beyond. This includes an annual 'GLF Day' which involves teachers and support staff across all our schools meeting, sharing best practice and having the opportunity to network with other staff in GLF Schools. 

As a part of GLF Schools, you will have access to a huge network of support including:   

-                    Support challenge meetings

-                    Data analysis and target setting

-                    Ofsted preparation

-                    Coaching and support for teachers

-                    Leadership development

-                    Middle leadership

-                    Leadership Review

-                    Mock Ofsted

-              Regular Forums

Headteachers, School Business Managers, Leading Practitioners, Outstanding Teachers, NQTs, English, Science, Maths...and more We welcome teachers of the highest standard, who are enthusiastic, motivated and knowledgeable in order to provide an environment that facilitates developed learning.  Creating the next generation at Glyn School Our leadership development programmes, developed as a Training School and now a National Teaching School, are of a very high quality and have contributed to the awards of Investors in People, Investors in Careers, Leading Edge status and being invited to be a member of the Leadership Partner Schools Network. Glyn Teaching School is registered as an NQT Awarding Body.

We are delighted that Glyn School has been designated National Teaching School as part of Cohort 4; one of only 500 to have this designation in the country. The designation acknowledges our long standing commitment to raising standards, professional development and school to school support (or supporting other schools). This is the latest accreditation for the school which includes Leading Edge (2012) and our National Support School status gained in 2010. Teaching Schools must deliver in six areas, referred to as the Big 6:   

1.      Play a greater role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession (Initial Teacher Training)

2.      Lead peer-to-peer professional and leadership development (Continuing Professional Development)

3.      Identify and develop leadership potential (Succession Planning and Talent Management)

4.      Provide support for other schools (School to School)

5.      Designate and broker specialist leaders of education (SLEs)

6.      Engage in Research and Development activity National Support School status was awarded in recognition of the quality of leadership for schools, at all levels. This means that subject leadership, key stage leadership, pastoral leadership, support staff leadership as well as school leadership has been assessed as outstanding. Leading Practitioners Programme The programme develops learning and teaching within the GLF schools. Once an accreditation process has been completed, Lead Practitioners lead and work on aspects of learning and teaching within a designated subject area of the school, with the sole aim of developing student progress – both through their own practice, and developing the practice of others.

Are you ready for the next step in your career? At GLF Schools, we wish to work with dynamic and passionate individuals who are committed to enable our children and young people to Grow, Learn and Flourish. If that sounds like you, why not send us your CV now via our group Talent Pool and let us know what sort of role you're looking for and we'll know you're interested in working with us when a future vacancy occurs.

Our Vision and Values

GLF Schools’ Vision

 

‘Learning and Teaching’ is the core purpose at GLF Schools. We are committed to raising the aspirations and achievement of our children and young people through:

Outstanding leadership at all levels

Inspiring learning and support for all delivered by dynamic and passionate professionals

Instilling a sense of challenge, enjoyment and passion for learning

A curriculum, unique to each school, which suits the needs of its children in their local community

All children will be supported and encouraged to lead healthy and active lives; making sensible choices whilst respecting the views and attitudes of others

By 2018, GLF Schools will comprise at least 25 primary, special and secondary schools across five local authorities within two regions overseen by the regional schools commissioners

GLF Schools Values

 

Whilst each school retains and continues to develop its own ethos, there are two principles and practices that run throughout GLF Schools which, in essence, set us apart from others:

 Collaboration and Learning and Teaching

We aim to deliver inspiring lessons to support children and students to enable them to achieve their potential through our learning and teaching focus.

Our collaboration focus enables headteachers, their leadership teams and staff to work together and become part of a wider team aspiring for the best for our children whichever school they attend.

We aim for all GLF Schools to have high aspirations and to ensure that our children and students achieve at the highest level across all aspects of school life.

Our Schools

Chestnut Park Primary - Croydon, Surrey

Cordwalles Junior School - Camberley, Surrey

Cuddington Croft Primary School  - Cheam, Surrey

Danetree Primary School - West Ewell, Surrey

Forge Wood Primary School - Crawley, West Sussex

Glyn School (Secondary) - Epsom, Surrey

Hammond School - Lightwater, Surrey

Hillcroft Primary School - Caterham, Surrey

Lightwater Village Infant School - Lightwater, Surrey

Lime Tree Primary School - Reigate, Surrey

Longford Park Primary School - Banbury, Oxfordshire

Marden Lodge Primary School - Caterham, Surrey

Meridian High School - New Addington, Croydon

Pine Ridge and Lorraine Federation - Camberley, Surrey

Rosebery School - Epsom, Surrey

Salfords Primary School - Redhill, Surrey

Southgate Primary School - Crawley, West Sussex

Springfield Primary School - Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex

The Beacon School (Secondary) - Banstead, Surrey

Warlingham Village Primary School - Warlingham, Surrey

Wheatfield Primary School - Winnersh, Berkshire

Whyteleafe Primary School - Whyteleafe (nr. Caterham), Surrey

William Morris School- Banbury, Oxford

Windmill Primary School - Wokingham, Berkshire

Schools joining GLF Schools

Exciting Opportunities for Teachers

GLF Schools currently have a number of exciting opportunities for NQTs and experienced Teachers across their schools in Surrey, Wokingham, Crawley, Didcot, Banbury and Croydon, from Early Years to Key Stage 5.

GLF Schools are a family of schools rooted in providing the best possible education for children and continually offer excellent CPD opportunities as well as supported career development. Our family of schools regularly network and collaborate to share insight, expertise and best practice not only within our own family but also beyond. We are looking for dynamic and passionate individuals who are committed to enable our children and young people to Grow, Learn and Flourish.

If you are interested in working for GLF, please call our recruitment team on 020 716 4957 or email your CV to mailto:recruitment@glfschools.org.

You can also join our Talent Pool to receive alerts of all future vacancies within the Trust, register your interest to work with us, or sign up to attend one of our GLF recruitment clinics where you can meet a member of the recruitment team and discuss your career options.

Future GLF Schools

Aureus School

Aureus is a new secondary 11 to 16 school which is being built as part of the Great Western Park development in Oxfordshire. The school is planned to open in September 2017 and is being built to accommodate eight forms entry of entry (240 pupils in each year group) with a maximum capacity of 1200 pupils.

ADDRESS

Candytuft Way, Harwell, Didcot, OX11 6FF

 0123 531 3713 
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 Visit school website

Aureus Primary School

Aureus Primary School (formerly known as Chalk Hill Primary School) is being built as part of the Great Western Park development in Oxfordshire. The school is planned to open in September 2018 and is being built to accommodate two forms entry of entry with a maximum capacity of 420 pupils.

ADDRESS

Forge Wood High School

The Department for Education approved the opening of this free school in April 2017 as part of wave 12. Our new secondary school in Crawley has provisionally been named â??Forge Wood High Schoolâ?? but the final name will be decided once the location is known.

ADDRESS

Crawley (Exact location to be confirmed)

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Kilnwood Vale Primary School

The Department for Education approved the opening of this free school in April 2017 as part of wave 12.

ADDRESS

Kilnwood Vale

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Longford Park Primary School

Julie Hiddleston - Executive Headteacher

GLF Schools multi academy trust has been selected as the chosen provider to run the new primary school. The school is planned to open in September 2017. It is being built to accommodate 1.5 forms entry in year Reception and up to a...

ADDRESS

Longford Park Road, Bodicote, Banbury, Oxon

 0129 564 1751 
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 Visit school website 
 Download Prospectus

Merstham Park School

Merstham Park School provisionally named as â??Lime Tree High Schoolâ?? is due to open in September 2018.
The proposal by GLF Schools to open a new secondary school in Reigate & Banstead is one of eighteen approved free school applications announced by David Cameron... 

ADDRESS

RH1 3LH

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DfE No. TBC

Southgate Primary School

ADDRESS

Southgate Primary School, Barrington Road, Southgate, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 6DG

 01293 525966 
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Wickhurst Green Primary School

The Department for Education approved the opening of this free school in April 2017 as part of wave 12.

ADDRESS

Wickhurst Green

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GLF TSA- NQT Programme 2017-18

Will you be an NQT in September 2017? 

GLF Schools currently have a number of exciting opportunities for NQTs across their schools in Surrey, Croydon, Crawley and Oxfordshire from Early Years to Key Stage 5.

GLF TSA Programme 2017-18

MAT commitment:

  • School-based Masters through SMUC-
  • Career development pathways-
  • Wellbeing programme

TSA commitment:

  • Welcome event in September (networking twilight with an inspirational speaker and some drinks/ nibbles)
  • Half-termly twilight training session (NQT lead to organise and to be hosted by rotating schools)
  • Termly school showcase event
  • Celebration event in July (networking twilight with an inspirational speaker and some drinks/ nibbles)

School commitment:

  • Professional mentor
  • Subject mentor
  • Weekly training session
  • Weekly mentoring meeting
  • Fortnightly lesson observation
  • Fortnightly peer observation

 

 

 

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