Christmas may still be a few weeks away, but children at
Whyteleafe School got the party season off to an early start yesterday with
a day of celebratory events to mark the school’s new era as part of the GLF
Schools multi academy trust.
Although the school officially joined on December 1, the fun really started
for children yesterday, as they got to take part in a day of celebratory
craft activities and – perhaps more importantly in their eyes – shared a
cake that was cut in the school hall to mark the start of the new chapter of
the school’s history.
“We are thrilled by this new era and what being part of the GLF Academy
trust means for our school,” said Whyteleafe Headteacher Anthony Marsh. “Our
motto - Aim High, Be Independent, Enjoy Yourself – is at the heart of
everything we offer and that we encourage our children to do. GLF Schools
want children to grow, learn and flourish and to me, it sounds like a real
meeting of hearts and minds.”
GLF Schools is a co-operative group of schools across Surrey and Berkshire,
run by its Headteachers, which in just over two years has grown to take in
12 schools, with plans for further expansion well under way. Executive
Headteacher Jon Chaloner said he was delighted to welcome Whyteleafe School
to the GLF fold, and hoped it would be a mutually beneficial arrangement.
“It is a privilege to welcome Whyteleafe to GLF Schools” he said. “The
co-operative way we are run – sharing ideas and supporting one another –
means every school that joins brings something new to the table, and can
really benefit from being there too. Whyteleafe’s staff and children have
already achieved so much and we are looking forward to learning from them
and also helping them to strive for more”.
Barking Dog Media
We provide a range of media services to help you promote, market and represent you or your organisation, club or business in public.