Considering a change? GLF Schools 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, Wokingham, West Sussex and Oxfordshire.‚Äč

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 our talent pool and we will contact you as and when something suitable arises.

If you would like to discuss your career opportunities with GLF please contact the recruitment team on or 0208 7164987




If you require an application form please download below; 

Teaching/Leadership Application Form

Support Staff Application Form

What our staff say


Sarah Burge – Subject Leader

Sarah Burge“I used to work in a very small girls independent school. Upon my move to The Beacon School as Subject Lead for Geography in September 2016, I was a little apprehensive about joining such a large school and multi academy trust. I needn't have worried, this has been the best career move I've ever made; every member of the team has made me feel very welcome and it's fantastic to be part of such a wonderful forward thinking, dynamic and caring academy. It really is a great place to work.”




Joe Henderson - NQT

Joe AndersonDuring 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.



Keri Cloete - Head of Department: Mathematics

Keri CloeteI have been part of the Meridian High School family for several years, and have worked my way from NQT to Head of Department. The opportunity to develop my own leadership practice has been nurtured from within the school and supported by the wider GLF trust, allowing me to benefit from the experience of staff from across the trust.

Each day brings a new and creative challenge in the classroom, but the support of my colleagues has ensured that I continued to develop and grow both personally and professionally. Through this support, guidance and development – I know that each and every day at Meridian High School allows me to work successfully with young people and be a part of the team that positively impacts their lives!



Alex Leman-Lawrie - Science Teacher

Alex Leman LawrieThis is my second term working as a science teacher at the Beacon School and I am thoroughly enjoying my experiences here. The workload is demanding compared to that of the PGCE, but due to the close support and comradery from all staff, the challenge is manageable. There is always someone to talk to about planning lessons and to be able to draw on their experience of what has worked well in invaluable.

The school ethos promotes high standards and relentlessness. This has rubbed off onto the students and is reflected in their work. The school provides a safe, nurturing environment that is formal but relaxed. This allows the students to find their own path and develop as individuals.

The good facilities at the school allow me to plan and teach engaging and dynamic lessons that capture the imagination and interest of the pupils. Their willingness to learn and enthusiasm to take part in the lessons makes behaviour management easy to manage.

The continued professional development provided by the school encourages me to try new styles of teaching, to reflect on my teaching and modify my practices so they honed for the future. Helping with Science club after school allows the pupils to really participate fully in the development of their scientific inquiry.

I can safely say that The Beacon School has made a truly positive impact on me which is reflected in the quality of my teaching. I am eagerly looking forward to what the future will hold for both myself and the students I teach.


Keira Bullman – NQT

" As an NQT, joining a group of schools has been an invaluable experience. Whilst the schools that I have visited have all been within GLF, they have each had their own areas of expertise and have offered different opportunities and experiences. I have also received excellent mentoring and support this year - and not just from my NQT mentor, but from colleagues across GLF. I have felt very well supported this year and I have enjoyed being an active member of the staff and school community within my own school and across GLF as a whole."


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