is a Multi Academy Trust; a group of schools governed through a single set of
members and directors to help maintain, improve and raise high educational
standards across a number of schools. We currently have a mixture of
primary and secondary schools across Surrey, Croydon, Wandsworth, Wokingham, West Sussex
Joining GLF schools
brings a wealth of opportunity both personally and professionally. Each
school in our trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the
expertise that comes from a dedicated and experienced support team. GLF
Schools will recognise your skills, encourage creativity and provide
opportunities for you to grow, learn and flourish. As a member of staff you can
expect GLF to invest in your career progression, provide a bespoke career
development plan and offer the potential to be fast tracked into leadership.
We always welcome interest from teachers and associate staff who are interested in starting their new career with us . If you don't see a position advertised that is suitable for you at the moment please join on of our talent pools and we will contact you as and when something suitable arises.
Benefits of Working at GLF Schools
Happy to talk flexible working
We are committed in supporting the professional growth of our staff. We hold regular CPD workshops on over 100 topics via our Central Core CPD offer for both teaching and support staff. This core CPD offer compliments both school level training and bespoke courses. All staff have access to a comprehensive e-learning portal with various CPD courses including safeguarding and role specific training.
GLF Schools supports working parents through a number of policies and initiatives. We offer a generous enhanced maternity leave, shared parental leave and paternity leave. Staff are able to apply for childcare vouchers for registered childcare providers, to offset some of the costs of being a working parent. We recognise staff have commitments outside of school so we have developed a special leave policy which allows staff to apply for paid time off to attend significant events.
We are committed to drive forward flexible working opportunities across our Trust to ensure we are able to meet the work-life balance requirements of a diverse applicant market. We are open to discussing flexible working at hiring point and are pleased to be part of the CIPD pilot scheme as a ‘Flexible Hiring Champion Employer’.
As an employer, we are committed to staff well-being. All staff have access to a 24/7 confidential Employee Assistance Programme with access to specialist telephone counselling. We have well-being ambassadors within each of our schools to promote our well-being initiatives and to signpost staff to relevant support agencies. 'GLF in touch' is our termly e-newsletter that focuses on well-being. GLF are working in partnership with recognised unions to support its well-being strategy and looking at innovative ways to improve staff workload.
Teachers joining the Trust will become a member of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme and for support staff we adopt the Local Government Pension Scheme. Staff have access to a benefits platform offering discounted shopping, gym memberships, childcare vouchers and cash back. We offer all staff an enhanced sick pay scheme and candidates moving from the public sector without a break in service can be reassured that continuous service will be honoured.
Working in the Trust offers a unique experience. As a member of staff, you can expect GLF to invest in your career progression, provide a bespoke career development plan and offer the potential to be fast tracked into leadership. We are keen to promote from within so if you are looking for a career with real potential for progression, then GLF is the place for you.
With 28 schools currently within our Trust, opportunities to share and collaborate is highly encouraged and facilitated. We have different forums to support the sharing of expertise including MAT subject leader forums, a conference/celebration called the Festival of Education, MAT Mondays (secondary schools working together by subject), SEND forums, NQT forums, Headteacher forums and Business Leader forums. Schools within GLF work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school would be able to.
GLF are proud to be approved by NASUWT and endorsed by other unions for becoming accredited via the Valued Worker Scheme. This shows our commitment to staff welfare and well-being. GLF was also the first MAT in our locality to sign up to a Joint Consultative Committee with our Unions, ensuring we work in partnership with them and seek their input when creating our staff related policies and initiatives.
"During my training year, I worked in a very large mixed school. By moving to de Stafford School, which is considerably smaller, I have been able to build better student-teacher relationships through the beginning of my NQT year, and this is something that I feel is key to successful and effective teaching. de Stafford School offers a welcoming and friendly environment, which encourages this.
The multi academy trust has been very supportive in helping me to bed into my new school, and there is always someone to talk to about any concerns I have.
The continued professional development offered by de Stafford School enables me to reflect on my own practice, and try out different styles of teaching, helping me to build my repertoire and make me more adaptable. Without doubt in the short time I have been at the school, I have already developed my skills and grown as a teacher.
Upon reflection, I am extremely happy with my move to de Stafford School, and I am excited for what the future holds; for both myself, and the students that I teach."