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.

The teaching of English can be broken down into the broad areas of Writing and Reading, with the building blocks of both starting with Phonological awareness. 

In writing, we follow Pie Corbett's Talk4Writing approach which is designed to allow children to orally rehearse what they are going to write before committing to paper. Talk4Writing allows children to imitate any given text type, then teaches them how to innovate upon the structure before, finally, independently applying the skills they have learnt. 

To teach reading, we follow the Read Write Inc. phonics scheme in order to provide our children with a strong phonological awareness. This also allows us to teach, at an appropriate level, the early stages of reading comprehension. We then move to whole class, taught, reading sessions using the DERIC approach. This allows teachers to focus on teaching the key reading skills of:

  • Deduction
  • Evaluation
  • Retrieval
  • Inference 
  • Construction

To view our RWI Statement please click here

To view our Whole Class Reading Statement please click here

To view our Talk 4 Writing Statement please click here