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

School Dog

We are all excited to have Molly the dog at school to support our staff and children holistically and therapeutically.

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Molly is a Shih Tzu. She is Miss Smith doggy, and she has now passed all her obedience classes... she can sit, lay down, stay, wait and high five plus many more skills and tricks. She has even been learning to read and recognise colours. 


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Molly has a calm and caring temperament and loves playing, being stroked and having a cuddle. She is hypoallergenic, gentle, exceptionally friendly and loves spending time with people.




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Molly is training to become a therapy dog with PAWS (People and Animal Wellbeing Services) - the PAWS Therapy Dog Certification is the UK's first comprehensive programme that will equip dogs with everything they need to know and do to deliver safe and effective animal-assisted therapy in school. 


What are the benefits of a PAWS Therapy Dog in school?

  • Boosts Attendance - studies have shown that young peoples attendance improves when a school dog is present.
  • Improves Emotional Understanding - spending time with the dog helps them reflect on their own emotion and behaviours.
  • Teaches Empathy - taking care of and understanding the dogs needs, helps them to understand others needs to.
  • Nurtures Social Skills - young people are able to show patience, turn taking, team skills and more through the PAWS programme.
  • Boosts Academic Progress - academic targets and progress is made when working alongside a school dog.  
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We would like to thank the LVSPA for their support in funding Molly's training and this invaluable addition to the school which is already boosting wellbeing and providing therapies.