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.

Sixth Form Student Support

Timetable for Sixth Form Subject Support Sessions

The Glyn Sixth Form team is a firm believer in supporting students to ensure they achieve their full potential. No students will be left behind and there are several stages to the level of support. The outcome of the intervention process is for every student to reach and maintain improved standards of attainment and achievement across all their subjects.

Students who are not meeting their Target Grades will be supported in reviewing their performance regularly and consider what they can do to move forwards. Staff support is substantial but the student must be reflective and self- evaluate before improvement can be made.

What Makes a Successful Sixth Form Student?

Minimum Expectations:

I am equipped for my studies:
Notes

  • Files
  • Exercise Books
  • Key Texts (if appropriate)
  • Personal Learning Checklists
  • Course Guides
  • Mark Schemes
  • Record your independent study: plan to meet your deadlines

Successful habits:

  • I make detailed notes or produce in-depth answers in class
  • I seek advice in class if I require clarification, i.e. ‘ask questions if I don’t understand’
  • I give my independent study time and consideration
  • I submit independent work on time  to ensure I receive constructive feedback quickly
  • I attend additional subject clinics to revisit and support my own learning
  • I summarise my notes into a sophisticated form such as a concept maps
  • I use past papers to prepare for intermediate assessments using the mark scheme to evaluate my own performance 
  • I organise my work in a folder or book using dividers and labels
  • I organise my time effectively by producing an effective and manageable work timetable

Keys to further progress:

  • I organise my own digital opportunities and download additional resources from appropriate sources. I may subscribe to free podcasts, lectures and papers as appropriate.

Year 12 Learning Licence

Sixth Form Students need to acquire a new set of study skills in order to be successful at A Levels. Key features of independent learning skills will be taught via form time in order for students to gain their Learning Licence.

All students start year 12 in possession of their ‘learning licence’, the focus of Year 12 is on developing and refining the independent learning behaviours required to be successful at A Level and BTEC Level 3 study. Those who successfully develop those habits, supported by their form tutors and our comprehensive study skills programme will keep hold of their learning licence and the privileges that come with it; such as freedom over where and how to study in ‘free’ periods. Student progress is continually reviewed and a range of support offered by the Sixth Team, for those students who find the transition to Sixth Form more challenging than others and ask that students and families are willing to collaborate on supporting students to achieve their potential. 

Any privileges may be revoked if we believe that the student’s attainment is declining.

Success criteria

Requirements for Learning Licence

Types of evidence that could be demonstrated

Good attendance and punctuality

  • More than 97% attendance record
  • Absences that are authorised
  • Punctuality record - no more than 3 lates

Utilisation of student checklists

  • Copy of student checklist in folder or online
  • Student has self-assessed
  • Student has shown they have reacted to any amber / red areas by completing further reading or work

Demonstration of organised folders for each subject

  • Specification printed and in folder
  • One folder per subject
  • Dividers or clear sections
  • Organisation demonstrated with work

Engagement with literature outside the specification

  • Notes from reading
  • Awareness of journals / magazines / books
  • Subscription to magazine / journals
  • Extra reading sourced

Homework deadlines met and classwork of a good standard

  • SIMs points checked
  • Teacher recommendation
  • RAG analysis by teacher