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.

Great Learners

Great Learners Overview

Our common goal is for our students to reach their potential. At Glyn school we believe that the best way to achieve this is to support our students to become Great Learners. 

What is a Great Learner?

  1. Great Learners are independent and can self-regulate their learning by knowing what works. They can plan and organise their time and materials and stay motivated without teachers or Parents and Carers having to work hard for them. 
  2. Great Learners are exam ready because they are well prepared, with lots of time to lower stress so they can perform at their best and feel proud of their achievements. 
  3. Great Learners have a deep knowledge and understanding of the subjects they study. They enjoy and develop a lifelong love of learning. 

Therefore, the gold standard of Glyn School’s curriculum is our students’ ability to self-regulate. Self-regulation is the ability to manage our own behaviour and aspects of our learning. It is the determining factor in students’ success, leading to significant additional learning gains, which increase as students get older. 

Please click on the picture below to view our interactive L&T 7 Principles:

Over the last few years, teachers at Glyn School have been using recent educational research into how we learn. This has, in turn, changed how we teach. We want to share our learning about this model of learning and teaching with our students, so that they can choose and use effective learning strategies. For more information on how students can become Great Learners please see this digitised document.

Feedback has been shown to be one of the things that can help students learn most. Therefore, teachers want to use it as much as they can in lessons. Students can use these 5 teacher how2 videos to help them use feedback to make a real impact on their learning.

Desirable Difficulty

What is Desirable Difficulty?

Desirable Difficulty Resources

Introduction Video from Tutor Time