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.

Art

At Forge Wood, art and design gives all children the opportunity to be independent learners, work collaboratively and express themselves creatively whilst learning about the world around them. Our carefully planned curriculum enables pupils to design, make and evaluate projects whilst using and applying technical vocabulary. We deepen children’s knowledge and understanding, whilst studying famous artists and designers.

Our intent is to inspire, nurture and enable all children as the travel along their creative journey. We believe that art and design technology gives children the skills, confidence and imagination that transfers into all subjects across the curriculum as well as in their wider lives. We develop pupils' skills and knowledge through inspiring and nurturing their interest, curiosity and artistic flair to enable them to achieve, creating masterpieces in either art or design technology. We encourage our children to talk about their work and the creative work of others, exploring and discussing likes, techniques and reflecting on outcomes.