Student Services and Pastoral Provision
At Goffs, we pride ourselves on the high quality of our pastoral provision. Underpinning this is the premise that all students should feel safe and happy at school, and should have adults with whom they feel comfortable to talk about any concerns. Each student has a Learning Manager, with whom they will spend time every day in assemblies and tutorials. These assemblies cover a wide variety of topics; ranging from anti-bullying sessions to work on drugs and alcohol, and are also complemented by a wide range of visiting speakers.
Each year group is overseen by a Director of Learning, who is responsible for the wellbeing and academic progress of all students in the year group.
In addition, students are able to access additional guidance and support from a team of trained counsellors from Place 2 Be.
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Do we have your correct/updated phone numbers and emails?
If not please update us by email ASAP:
|Email : firstname.lastname@example.org|
Help & Support
Drug & Alcohol Services
|Child line||A-Dash (Adolescent Drug & Alcohol Service in Herts)|
|Sometimes this line gets very busy, so keep trying until you get through.||A free and confidential service A - DASH works with anyone under 18 years old in Hertfordshire who has issues/problems with their own drug/alcohol use|
|www.childline.org.uk||If you need to talk phone : 01923 427288|
|tel : 0800 1111||or send a text : 07770 537227|
|Talk to Frank|
Health Drop-in Clinics
|Drill Hall||Waltham Cross Clinic|
|178 Crossbrook Street||Stanhope Road|
|EN8 8JY||EN8 7DJ|
|Mon - Thurs 3.30pm - 5.00pm||Tues & Weds 3.30pm - 4.30pm & Fri 3.00pm - 4.00pm|
|tel: 01992 635000||tel: 01992 818500|
|Please phone first to check staff availability|
Chlamydia is the most common STI and 1 in 12 under 25's have it and most people don't have any symptoms. Chlamydia is easily passed from one person to another through unprotected sex (not using a condom). Any form of unprotected sex can put you at risk of catching Chlamydia, including oral sex. If Chlamydia is not treated it can cause pain and lead to infertility (males and females). You can get a free and confidential test from all Family Planning Clinics and GP surgeries or go to www.freetest.me or text 'TEST' followed by your age and postcode to 60777 for your free, discreet postal test kit or ring 01707 369519 to find your nearest testing site.
Chlamydia testing kits are also avalable free from many Hertfordshire Community Pharmacies (Chemists). An increasing number of pharmacies are also available to provide a free treatment service if a positive diagnosis is confirmed. You can call 01707 369519 to find out which pharmacies provide the screening kits and also provide treatment.
All you need to do is give a urine sample or self-taken vaginal swab. Chlamydia is treated with antibiotics which are free.
Contraception - Condoms (free access to)
The C-Card scheme is a confidential service for young people up to 25 years old across Hertfordshire. It provides easy access to free condoms and sexual health information through a range of outlets. For further information go to: www.ccardherts.co.uk
45 High Road
Mon - Fri 9.00am - 6.00pm
Sat 9.00 am - 5.30pm
Tel: 01992 462293