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.

Our Schools

Banbury Region

Banstead Region

Berkshire & Hampshire Region

Caterham Region

Crawley Region

Didcot Region

Epsom Region

London Boroughs

Redhill Region

Sunbury & Camberley Region

At Wheatfield Primary School we use the National Curriculum as a basis for our planning within the subject and expect all teachers to follow this principle. Literacy is taught on a daily basis from EYFS to KS1 and KS2 based upon high-quality texts, exploration of vocabulary and opportunities for debate and discussion.

In the Foundation Stage, Literacy forms the basis of one of the areas of learning – communication, understanding and reading. Emphasis is on teaching Literacy through stories and books; through a child’s interests and ‘in the moment’ opportunities; child initiated learning through play, plus adult intervention; and demonstration and use of language. In KS1 to KS2 teaching and learning takes place within a whole class. Good practice in reading and writing is shared and modelled in whole class teaching.  Teachers use a variety of interactive teaching methods to deliver an engaging curriculum and achieve learning objectives.  

Our teaching and learning approach across the whole curriculum is an inclusive approach which allows for all children to access learning within the classroom. 


  • To provide a language rich environment that promotes a culture of communication, reading and writing;  

  • To develop in pupils an interest in and a love of books and literature that will not only support their learning across the curriculum but also enrich their lives;  

  • To value and use books as a basis for learning, pleasure, talk and play;

  • To teach children the craft of writing,  in order to develop in children the confidence and skills to write well for a range of purposes and audience;

  • To teach the basics – spelling, handwriting, grammar  and punctuation – to ensure accuracy within creativity;

  • To foster in pupils the confidence, desire and ability to express their views and opinions both orally and in writing;

  • To raise the standards of communication, reading and writing so that every child makes best progress;

  • To value and celebrate diversity in culture and language.