Building even more learning power!

Building Learning Power (BLP) is now firmly embedded into the learning ethos of Goffs School. Since its introduction three years ago all Goffs teaching staff have received extensive training on how to build students learning power and increase their academic performance. Moreover, all our new staff have already received an induction to the ideas behind BLP and Sarah Cowen (Head of Performing Arts) has started up an influential staff group of BLP champions from different departments within the school. If you would like to know what BLP is in more detail, please watch the news report below!

All parents of Year 7 students have received by now a ‘Parental Guide’ on how to learn and support your child.  Within this, you will have seen the information on Building Learning Power.  Last year we also produced a four part assessment guide for parents and this is now available within the parental home learning booklets. A reminder of the four areas we assess are:

* Positive Focus Learning Power (Resilience)

* Smart Thinking Learning Power (Resourcefulness)

* Thoughtfulness  Learning Power (Reflectiveness)

* Team Work Learning Power (Reciprocity)

November brainteaser!

The following are clues that describe words containing an “ant”. The clues do not refer to the words themselves, rather they refer to the word that must be added to the “ant”. For example, “an ant that is waiting for something to happen” would be “expectant” (expect ant). The ant may appear at the beginning or the end of the word. Where it appears is given in the hint should you need it.

1. This ant will rely on you.
2. The end of an ant’s trousers.
3. The first ant.
4. This will burn an ant severely.
5. Two ants going to get married in secret.
6. This ant rides up sloped driveways

Hint: the “ant” appears at the beginning of 2, 4, and 5 and at the end of 1, 3, and 6.

Answers will be added right here with next month’s blog!

Learning Matters has a make over!

Welcome to the November edition of the Goffs ‘Learning Matters’ blog. This blog is dedicated to learning and teaching at Goffs and working together with the parental community. It is similar to the previous newsletters, but will be available online. Being online allows ‘Learning Matters’ to be more interactive and allow for parental feedback and ‘learning chat’ via our comments section. Each month we will up date the blog with various articles, brainteasers and discussions on how to support your child’s learning away from school. Although the blog does not replace existing forms of parental information (the school website and in-touch are the main channels of communication), it is hoped you will find the content both useful and practical in helping your child achieve their full potential.