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Partnerships

 
We are pleased to have established a partnership with Brentwood School - one of the UK's leading independent schools, with a proven record of preparing students for Oxbridge and other elite universities. Through this partnership, our students have the opportunity to attend Critical Thinking sessions at Brentwood. The Critical Thinking Programme is excellent preparation for application to Oxford or Cambridge University, and is also useful for those contemplating highly competitive courses, such as Law, or those where an interview is likely, such as Dentistry or Medicine. This link is a crucial element in ensuring that Goffs students are well prepared for their University applications. In addition Goffs students who wish to apply to Oxbridge or to read Medicine benefit from interview preparation at Brentwood.

 

 
In July 2015, due to Goffs School's outstanding Sixth form BTEC Sport results, the school were awarded the contract from the Premier League to deliver the BTEC Sport programme to the scholars at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. Since September four members of the PE department have been delivering the programme to the Spurs youth team players and consequently the school have started to develop a relationship with the football club. Groups of Goffs students have the opportunity to go to the Spurs training ground in Enfield to receive elite football coaching. The Goffs Sports Academy students, in the Sixth form, have been to the training ground to look at how Spurs use their match analysis systems and see how they operate their fitness testing with their academy players. The feedback from the Tottenham Youth team players has been extremely positive regarding the quality of teaching, and all of the scholars are on track to achieve on or above their target grade for the BTEC Sport course. Tottenham have also offered the school tickets to watch their Under 21 team play in the Premier League at White Hart Lane.
 
CamSTAR
 

Goffs is a CamSTAR school which is a partnership of schools linked to the University of Cambridge. This network provides opportunities for collaboration to take place across schools and enables discussions around teaching practice. Teachers can become CamSTAR qualified; a CPD qualification recognised for an action research project undertaken within a school setting.

On Friday 1st July, Goffs hosted the annual CamSTAR summer conference. The collage captures the key topics and speakers from this event.

For more information regarding CamSTAR, please contact Sophie Enstone (see@goffs.herts.sch.uk)