Support At Home

At Goffs, we believe that the ability to read is fundamental to student development. Research shows that daily reading is critical to a child’s development. Not only does it improve their language skills but it also encourages empathy, develops focus and teaches them about the world around them. In fact, studies show that the more a child reads determines how well they progress at school.  

As a parent or carer you play a vital role in supporting your child’s reading development and our partnership between home and school is essential for success with this life skill.  You can support your child through regular reading at home; we suggest 30 minutes of reading every day and encouraging your child to complete at least two Bedrock Learning lessons a week. 

In addition, encourage your child to use the LRC and ask them about the books they have borrowed. You can also sign up to your local public library for free, and if your child is a member of a Hertfordshire Library, they can access Borrowbox, an online library, free of charge.