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.

Work Experience

At Glyn, we consider work related learning is an essential part of the preparation for an adult life . It provides students with Key skills that employers are looking for so helps increase their chances of employment. 

Other benefits are that work related learning will develop the students' understanding of the workings of businesses and an understanding of finance, labour markets, employer needs and provide students with the opportunity to develop their social and personal skills through enterprise, work related activities and opportunities for work experience.

Work-related learning should help our students

  1. Recognise, develop and apply skills for enterprise and employability.
  2. Develop their understanding of work.
  3. Learn about the way businesses operate.
  4. Develop an awareness of employment opportunities.
  5. Relate their own abilities, attributes and achievements to career intentions.
  6. Understand different work contexts and practises.
  7. Engage with challenges and applications from the business world empowering students.
  8. Raise students' aspirations.
  9. Promote equality and opportunity challenging stereotypes.

Below are several articles which discuss work experience which you may find interesting.  Please click on the link to go to the relevant articles:

In Years 10 and 12 our students are  given the opportunity to complete work experience at the end of the year.  We are hoping that this academic year this will go ahead as normal.  Further detail will be provided later in the year.

Many companies are now offering Virtual Work Experience throughout the year to a range of students.  Please see our Virtual Work Expereince pages for more details and opportunities.

NHS Cadets - a new programme for young people aged 14 to 18 years

NHS Cadets is a new, free initiative, created by St John Ambulance in partnership with the NHS, which offers young people health awareness sessions, courses to develop their leadership and communication skills, and insight or experience in volunteering within the NHS.

This programme is not being organised by Glyn School, but we are bringing it to your attention as it appears to be a wonderful opportunity for young people. In addition to the practical skills that students will learn,  the programme would be a meaningful addition to students’ UCAS application, or for completing the Skills sections required for DofE, for example.

Please click the link for further details: NHS Cadets

NHS Cadets for 17.09.21