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.

Tutor Programme supporting SMSC

Our Tutor Time Programme supports our students' personal and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development.

tutor programme

Meet on Mondays: Assembly

Every Monday our assembly is delivered by a member of the senior leadership team. Our assemblies provide an overview of current affairs, focus on days of significance that may fall during the week and introduce students to the topic they will be debating in the Talk on Tuesdays Votes for School's session.

The assemblies that have been delivered for the current academic year can be viewed below:

Assemblies

Talk on Tuesday: Votes for Schools: SMSC, Prevent, British Values, UNCRC and SDG

Votes for Schools is a weekly current affairs voting platform designed to engage young people in political and social issues. Through weekly debating and voting, not only are young people learning about the world around them, they are becoming prepared for participating in our democratic processes.

Our students discuss a Vote Topic each week as part of our tutor programme before then voting to share their personal and collective opinion. Our students are also able to access the resources via Google Classroom and share their distinct, individual opinions of the topic.

In the session, students take part in debates and activities to give them a better understand on the topic.

A list of previous Vote Topics can be found below together with details relating to how these topics tie in with Spiritual, MoralSocial and Cultural education, the Prevent Strategy, explore British Values, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

16th May - 20th May - Should you go on school trips?

V4s school trips

9th May - 13th May -  Are young people equipped to deal with loneliness?

V4s loneliness

2nd May - 6th May - Is sport the right place for raising awareness?

V4s sport

25th Apr - 29th Apr - Is it right that the Prime Minister kept his job after “Partygate”?

V4s partygate

28th Mar - 8th Apr - Should the Homes for Ukraine scheme be for more refugees?​

V4s ukraine

21st Mar - 25th Mar - Should animals ever be tested on?

V4s animal testing

14th Mar - 18th Mar - Are neurodiversity labels helpful?​

V4s neurodiversity

7th Mar - 11th Mar - Have recent films challenged stereotypes of women & girls?

V4s female stereotypes

28th Feb - 4th Mar - Is current news affecting how you feel?​

V4s current news

21st Feb - 25th Feb - Should a question be easy to answer? â€‹

V4s questions

7th Feb - 11th Feb - Is the internet driving us apart?

V4s internet

31st Jan - 4th Feb - Do punishments work?​

V4s punishments

24th Jan - 28th Jan - Should voting in the UK be made easier?​

V4s voting

18th Jan - 21st Jan - Should learning about coping with loss & bereavement be included on the curriculum?​

V4s bereavement

10th Jan - 14th Jan - Is spending on space worthwhile? â€‹

V4s space spending

3rd Jan - 7th Jan - Is January the best time for resolutions?​

V4s resolutions

13th Dec - 17th Dec - Does the UK waste too much food at Christmas?​

V4s food waste

6th Dec - 10th Dec - Should students use smartphones in school?​

V4s smartphones

30th Nov - 3rd Dec - Has the pandemic made us more aware of disabilities?​

V4s disabilities

21st Nov - 26th Nov - Was COP26 successful?

V4s cop26 success

15th Nov - 19th Nov - Is banter an excuse for bullying?

V4s banter bullying

8th Nov - 12th Nov - Should more people get involved with religious celebrations?

V4s religious celebrations

1st Nov - 5th Nov - Should the teaching of political literacy be compulsory in schools?​

V4s political literacy

18th Oct - 22nd Oct - Are protests necessary for change?

V4s protests

11th Oct - 15th Oct - Do you see yourself as the leader in your life?

V4s leader

3rd Oct - 8th Oct - Do we celebrate our differences enough?

V4s black history month

27th Sep - 1st Oct - Should more children get free school meals?​

V4s fsm

20th Sep - 24th Sep - Should the UK do more for Afghanistan?​

V4s afganistan

10th Sep - 17th Sep - Will climate change affect children's rights?

V4s climate