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 Lime Tree Primary School we adopt an engaging and accessible mastery approach to our teaching of mathematics to ensure every child can achieve excellence.

This approach to the curriculum encourages learners to achieve a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts, rather than learning procedures by rote. All children are taught the same mathematical concepts, with no differentiation by acceleration to new content. The learning needs of individual pupils are addressed through careful scaffolding, skilful questioning and appropriate rapid intervention, in order to provide the necessary support and challenge.

Central to this approach is the concrete – pictorial – abstract process. Children are encouraged to begin physically represent mathematical concepts with objects. Pictorial representations are then used to demonstrate and visualise strategies, before moving on to more abstract formal numerical methods.

Visual representations and concrete manipulatives enable all pupils to make deep connections between mathematical concepts and understanding the abstract ideas.

Key features of our maths curriculum:

  • High expectations for every child
  • Fewer topics, taught for longer, in greater depth
  • Concrete objects and pictures always before abstract numbers
  • Challenge is central through problem solving, reasoning and explaining
  • Resilient individuals who persevere and learn from mistakes
  • Clear modelling from all adults
  • Rapid recall of key number facts
  • Precise mathematical language is taught and used by all

GLF Schools - Maths Guide for Parents (Needs to uploaded to youtube mp4 is and invalid file)

“The expectation is that the majority of pupils will move through the programmes of study at broadly the same pace. However, decisions about when to progress should also be based on the security of pupils’ understanding and their readiness to progress to the next stage of their learning.  Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly should be challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration onto new content.  Those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material should consolidate their understanding including through additional practice before moving on.”  (National Curriculum 2014)

KS1 Factual Fluency (Addition and Subtraction) Video

KS2 Factual Fluency (Multiplication and Division) Video

KS1 Factual Fluency (Addition and Subtraction)

KS2 Factual Fluency (Multiplication and Division)

Parental Engagement - Division

Addition Parent Workshop Presetation

Subtraction Parent Workshop Presentation

Multiplication & Division Parent Workshop Presentation

Mathematics National Curriculum Expectations Key Stage 1

LTPS Calculation Policy