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.

Lisa Binnie

Da Vinci Teacher

Lisa Binnie

Lisa started her teaching career in 2001 after graduating from Oxford Brookes University with a geography specialism. In between having her children, she tutored extensively - supporting children with SEN to access the mainstream curriculum, and those from the ages of 7-11 to achieve their curriculum year group goals and others through their 11+ examinations and SATs. Before that, she studied Social Anthropology at the University of Wales, Swansea and initially pursued a career in Human Resource Management and Employment Law.

Lisa is a trained potter and has her own studio where she throws functional pots. She is a keen gardener with an interest in wildlife. She keeps two colonies of Honeybees – so her gardening very much focusses on providing a rich kitchen for her pollinators. She also keeps chickens and has two dogs.

She believes that instilling a love of learning is her top aim as a practitioner and believes in lifelong learning for both herself and for the children she teaches. She enjoys learning new languages and is currently brushing up on both her French and Spanish. She enjoys teaching all aspects of the primary curriculum but particularly relishes teaching English, having been the subject lead for both writing and reading at her previous schools.