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.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) offers students the chance of a life-changing experience, a fun time with friends, an opportunity to discover new interests and talents and a tool to develop essential skills for life and works, as well as a recognised mark of achievement respected by employers.

There are 3 levels of award with the starting years as follows: Bronze Year 9, Silver Year 10 and Gold Year 12

There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold:

Volunteering: community/environment

Physical: becoming fitter

Skill: developing new skills

Expedition: planning, training for and completing an expedition

Residential (gold only): working with a team on a residential activity

The DofE is open to all in the above Year groups with an application process, due to limited spaces. Achieving an Award isn’t a competition or about being first. It’s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries.

Through a DofE programme young people have fun, make friends, improve their self-esteem and build confidence. They gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive, enhancing CVs, University and job applications. Top employers recognise the work-ready skills Award holders bring to their business.

Here at Glyn School we have an amazing team of people who help deliver the award along with utilising the skills and expertise of a company called Learn Outdoors.

Ms Wilson-David – Duke of Edinburgh's Award Manager

Dr Thomassen – Bronze Leader

Miss Caverhill – Silver Leader

Miss Adams - Gold Leader

This team, along with other members of staff who help with the expedition sections, allow us to take up to 63 Bronze, 49 Silver and 14 Gold participants at the moment, with the hope of expanding the programme within Glyn School in the future.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award Practice and Qualifying Dates 2023

Award

Practice

Qualifying

Bronze

Training 4 March 2023

21 - 22 April 2023

11 - 12 June 2023

Silver

Training 29 April 2023

21 - 23 May 2023

22 - 24 June 2023

Ms Wilson-David, Duke of Edinburgh's Award Manager