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.



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We have developed our curriculum to allow all our students, regardless of their background, to expand their natural ability as problem solvers and develop an understanding of Mathematics beyond the classroom. We want our learners to be confident in their application of mathematics, in all areas of their life.

Learning hours

Year group 7 8 9 10 11
Learning hours per week 4 4 4 4 5

Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

Year group 7 8 9 10 11
  • Place Value and Ordering Numbers
  • Rounding and estimating
  • Multiples and factors
  • Properties of shapes and 3D Shapes
  • Area and Perimeter
  • Volume of Prisms
  • Fractions, decimals, and percentages
  • Expressions and Formulae
  • Linear equations
  • Bar Charts, Pie charts, pictograms, and line graphs
  • Basic probability
  • Basic ratio
  • Direct proportion and best buy
  • Averages
  • Basic number
  • Basic algebra
  • Substitution
  • Linear Graphs
  • Circles and Sectors
  • Surface area
  • Volume
  • Basic FDP
  • Reverse percentages
  • Combined events
  • Powers
  • Standard form
  • Averages
  • Congruence and similarity
  • Linear equations
  • Proportional reasoning
  • Angles in polygons
  • Constructions
  • Transformations
  • Basic Number
  • Fractions, Ratio and Proportion
  • Statistical Diagrams and Averages Ratio and Proportion
  • Ratio and Proportion Angles Transformations, Constructions and Loci
  • Algebraic Manipulation
  • Equations and Inequalities
  • Length, Area and Volume
  • Exploring and Applying Probability
Linear Graphs
  • Sequences
  • Linear Graphs
  • Similarity
  • Right Angled Triangles
  • Powers and standard form
  • Equations and inequalities
  • Counting, accuracy, Powers and surds
  • Quadratic equations
  • Constructions and Loci
  • Sampling and more complex diagrams
  • Combined Events
  • Properties of Circles


  • Simultaneous Equations and Linear inequalities
  • Non linear graphs
  • Calculations and approaching numerical questions
  • Compound Shapes
  • Bisectors and Triangles
  • FDP Problems
  • Statistical Diagrams
  • Index Laws
  • Calculating with standard form
  • Probability and expectation
  • Ratio Problems


  •  Variation
  • Triangles
  • Graphs
  • Algebraic Fractions and Functions Vector Geometry
  • Surd Calculations
  • Quadratic Sequences
  • Combining Transformations
  • Ratio Problems
  • Angles & Algebra
  • Cumulative Frequency & Box Plots
  • Histograms
  • Solving Quadratic Equations

The KS3 Maths course has been developed to provide students with a strong grounding in the key knowledge and skills that they will need to be successful not only in their GCSE course but also in later life – in further and higher education and employment.

The Year 7 scheme of learning;

Builds on the work done by students during primary school. Has number at the heart of it, with a strong focus on reasoning and problem-solving. Extends higher attaining students by providing challenges to deepen their understanding rather than having them simply rush onto the next topic.

The Year 8 scheme of learning;

Has algebra, ratio and geometry at the heart of it. Extends higher attaining students by providing challenges to deepen their understanding rather than having them simply rush onto the next topic. Provides students with the opportunity to work together as a whole group as they progress through the curriculum. Provides plenty of time to build reasoning and problem-solving elements into the curriculum.

By Year 9 most of the number topics have been covered.

Students now consolidate this work and start to explore higher levels topics. A large part of the algebra foundations are also in place and students now use their knowledge and skills to find solutions to contextual problems as well as developing their understanding of functions through graphs, including linear, quadratic, cubic, reciprocal and exponential graphs. In geometry students will be exposed to Loci and constructions.

Maths work

5 Year learning journey

5 Year learning journey Mathematics.pdf



The logical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills you learn while studying a mathematics are highly valued by employers across many job sectors.

Maths careers


Following the completion of each unit (topic), an assessment is completed. This provides an opportunity to determine students’ strengths and areas they need to develop and thus informs our planning.


We provide whole class feedback arising from the end of unit assessment and the misconceptions which have been identified.

Learning beyond the classroom

Enrichment Activities and clubs

UKMT – Junior Maths Challenge

The Junior Mathematical Challenge is a 60-minute, multiple-choice challenge which encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems. The problems on the Junior Mathematical Challenge are designed to make students think. Most are accessible, yet still challenge those with more experience.

Count on Us Secondary Challenge

The Jack Petchey Count on Us Secondary Challenge is an exciting pan-London maths programme working with secondary schools to engage students in a range of maths activities to challenge, motivate and inspire

Useful websites


Ready for preparation or practice? We use Hegarty Maths to provide students the opportunity to consolidate their learning, outside the classroom.


Enjoy being creative and solving problems? There’s so much exciting mathematics out there to uncover, challenge yourself and share what you discover with your teacher and peers.

Discover the unusual math of twisted strips of paper -

Discover maths puzzles, explore their history and practise problem-solving techniques. -

The Nrich Maths Project: Mathematics resources for children, parents and teachers to enrich learning. -

Build quantitative skills in math, science, and computer science with hands-on, interactive lessons.-


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