Goffs Greek School is fully self funded and no longer receives any grants in any form since the austerity measures that took place in 2008. The Cyprus Education mission (K.E.A), supply a few teachers (paid by K.E.A) that are distributed across the United Kingdom, the number of teachers allocated to the Greek school has been reduced over the years. All other teachers are supplied and vetted by the Greek Parents Association (GPA) and are paid by the individual Greek School operating under the GPA umbrella.
Goffs Greek School is happy to know that "Goffs School" supports our ethics and ethos to provide additional language and cultural activities to the Greek and Cypriot communities in the surrounding areas of Cheshunt in which we have a base to operate from. An increase in rental for the academic year 2016-2017 was not passed on as we were able absorb it through our fundraising events. With the move to the new build and facilities in January 2017 and in addition the GPA members having agreed that the teachers will also receive a wage increase the first in over 8 years, to keep and attract quality teachers, the fees will need to increase to cover these additional cost for 2017-2018.
We hope with all your generous support, assistance and kind donations throughout the coming year, will help us keep the school operational for years to come.
Please spread the word of our existence to the nationals that you meet within the areas that you live in as the more children we have the less requirement to increase fees in the future. A sustainable school means it will always operate as long as it is financially viable to do so.
For children doing their GCSE there will be additional costs to purchasing specific books which are no longer available in print or supplied by the Cyprus Education Mission (K.E.A). Goffs Greek School has to get these books printed for the students and have managed to get them printed at a very reasonable price at £15 each book.
For children in GCSE & Year 6 - Extra Lessons. With the new examination curriculum coming (MUCH HARDER) into effect in 2019 the Head Mistress has pinpointed that the year 6 students will also require access to booster classes. In the past it has been held at the Twelve Apostles Church who have kindly allowed us access to a room, but limited the amount of persons able to get there. This year we have enquired about holding these classes at Goffs school as it is centrally and easily accessible but it will come at an additional cost unfortunately. This is to cover the rental of the classrooms. As it stands and until everyone commits to these additional lessons we anticipate a £7 per session (2hrs), per child. This will have to be an upfront payment by all those participating purely for commitment and to keep the costs FIXED for all those participating.
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