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 Greenway Junior School, we want all children to master the different aspects of English: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.


Equipping children with the knowledge and skills to decode, read and reflect on books will develop a love of reading that they will carry with them forever. Our library is supported by a variety of books in classes that will surround children and encourage their reading interest and development. We encourage parents and carers to share their child’s development in reading through the exploration of books, listening to their child read, and using differing question types to improve understanding. 

Children develop their love of reading when there is partnership between home and school.


Opportunities to focus on the skills of writing provide the children with background knowledge that they will be able to apply in their writing to make it more interesting and creative.  

Practising handwriting through our developmentally progressive handwriting scheme enables children to develop their skills in forming, joining and presenting their writing in ways that they can then apply directly into their work across the curriculum. Developing fluency and legibility in handwriting enables the children to directly see their skills when writing.


Developing oracy skills through explicitly teaching and rehearsing key vocabulary and sentences, develops the children’s vocabulary and understanding of grammar. Mastering oracy is of the greatest importance to all areas of children’s learning, and providing structured opportunities throughout the curriculum provides the means to help achieve this for all children.  

By the end of year 6, pupils’ reading and writing should be sufficiently fluent and effortless for them to manage the general demands of the curriculum in year 7, across all subjects. They should be able to reflect their understanding of the audience and purpose of their writing by selecting appropriate vocabulary and grammar.

The Progression Document for Reading can be accessed via the link here.