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.

Intervention Overview

Intervention

Description

Aim

Counselling

Counselling falls under the umbrella term ‘talking therapies’ and allows people to discuss their problems and any difficult feelings they encounter in a safe, confidential environment.

Coping with Bereavement, Self-Harm, Eating Disorders, Family Issues, Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Sexuality, Long term Bullying and Long term Anger issues.

Drawing and Talking

A 12-week therapeutic intervention that is an alternative way to focus on processing internal and emotional pain, to help address and potentially improve behaviour.

Trauma and attachment, dealing with distress.

ELSA

ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) intervention is designed to support the emotional needs of students, and is a lighter form of approach.

Self-esteem, social skills, emotions, friendship issues, relationships, anger issues, behaviour, anxiety, bullying, conflict, mindfulness.

Fresh Start

Fresh Start is a catch-up literacy intervention for student at risk of falling behind their peers in early secondary schooling. It provides systematic and rigorous practice in phonics so that students are at an appropriate level to join the mainstream group after the intervention group

To close literacy gap in order for students to be able to access mainstream literacy curriculum at age appropriate level.

Friendship Engineers

Friendship Engineers is an eight week intervention that helps make opportunity for the shy and not very outgoing students to link with peers through icebreaker activities.

Originally aimed at Year 7 and 8 students whose school social life was affected by the pandemic.

To boost confidence, build and expand social circles.

IEP

Individual Education Plans are a form of a person-centred approach where individual key areas of difficulty have been identified. The HoY and/or DHoY who will be working closely with the student in endeavour to improve progress usually set these up.

Identify specific area of difficulty, aims to improve progress, either academic or behavioural.

Internal Exclusion

Students are internally excluded as a consequence of either an incident or consistent failure to attend detentions.

Aim of internal exclusion is to educate students on consequences of actions and opportunity for restorative justice.

LEGO Based Therapy

Lego therapy is an intervention based on LEGO based therapy book by Simon BaronCohen. It provides a joint interest in goal. LEGO building can become a medium for social development such as sharing, turn taking, making eye contact and following social rules.

Aimed at ASD learners.

Lexia

Lexia is a computer-based approach to improving reading. Lexia provides a balanced approach to reading covering six areas: phonological awareness, phonics, structural awareness, automaticity, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.

Previous Attainment Low, English As Second Language, Reading Recovery,

Dyslexia.

NHS Mental Health Practitioner Team

The team runs eight weekly CBT based sessions to improve resilience, mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Anxiety and depression.

PAT dog

Spending time with therapy dog to provide social and emotional support for students.

Difficulty controlling emotions, anxiety, emotional wellbeing.

Positive Vibes

Round table discussions, looking at problem scenarios, reflection sheets and reframing negative thoughts into positive thoughts.

Challenge self-fulfilling prophecy and negative automatic thoughts that students with height number of BP, detentions and signs of disengagement from learning tend to have. To increase resilience and self-confidence through CBT activities. Entry SDQ and BP.

Student Mentoring

Apart from two Key Stage Senior Learning Mentors, we have 1:1 mentors who dedicate their time to work with students, modelling attitude and guide in making choices.

Poor behaviour choices due to lack of guidance or a role model figure.

Thrive

Thrive is a specific way of working with all students that supports healthy social and emotional development.  

The Thrive Approach® teaches you how to be and what to do, in response to young people’s differing and sometimes challenging behaviour, providing targeted strategies and activities to help them re-engage with life and learning.

Consistent poor behaviour choices due to Adverse Childhood Experiences [ACEs] or other underlying social emotional development issues.

 

Young Carers

Glyn has been awarded Carers Angel award in 2019; we currently have a group of young carers in each year group. It is designed for students who have a little extra on their plate, who either care for someone with additional need or a disability, such as their Parent or Carer, sibling, and/or care for themselves more than their peers.

The aim of young carers group is to give the students who, due to their family commitments and responsibility, have less social time with their peers. The group gives the students an opportunity to link with other students who are in similar situation, relate and support each other.