Goffs Local Academy Body

Purpose: Meeting termly, one of the main goals, in support of the Academy’s Leadership Team, of the Goffs Local Academy Body (LAB) is to offer independent insights across a range of areas affecting the day to day operation and future of the Academy.  A key focus during the early stage of the LAB's development will be stakeholder engagement to ensure the broad views of the Goffs Academy Community are represented. 


Members: As a result of the nomination process at the end of the Summer 2017 term, the LAB membership comprises the following Trustees and volunteers:

Martin Jackson: has been a Governor at Goffs Academy for over 4 years and in addition to his role on the Trustee Board is Chair of the Generations MAT Pastoral Committee and the Goffs Local Academy Body.  Martin has a background in Human Resources and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development.  As a parent with two children attending Goffs, Martin is keen to ensure the highest standards of discipline, safety and well-being and that each student has the opportunity to achieve their full potential.


Lisa Clowes:  is a newly appointed Trustee on the Generations MAT Board. Lisa has a background of Retail and Human Resources and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development.  Lisa's experience is in workforce analysis and the different generations, looking at ways of working to build an agile and adaptable workforce.  Lisa currently has one child at Goffs and is looking forward to sharing her learnings and experience with the team, ensuring the Academy continues to drive forward the standards of education and creates future leaders by enabling every child the opportunity to have a promising future.


Imran Safdar: holds an MBA and a degree in Electronics Engineering. Imran’s background is working for Siemens and IBM in Sales, Marketing and Client Relationship roles having also worked with large as well as SME industry groups, including launching a program for SMEs to help employees get involved in charity work.  Imran is a member of the CMI (Chartered Management Institute) and AMBA (Association on MBAs). Imran has two children at Goffs and is motivated to work with the other team members in supporting Goffs realise the best potential of its students.      


Maria Bavetta: has worked across all sectors and finds most satisfaction working with communities from town centre regeneration to mental health service improvements. Maria is currently working on a Comic Relief project where there are clear parallels and learning that can be brought into the education sector.  As a parent of two children (one currently at Goffs), Maria is delighted to be working in a team to help support further improvements for all Goffs stakeholders including students, all staff and parents.


Savvas Efthimiou: has a background predominately in the IT industry within the financial sector and is also the Chairperson for the Parent Committee of the Greek School operating out of Goffs Academy building on Saturdays.  As a member of the Goffs LAB and with one child attending the Academy, Savvas relishes the opportunity to work with staff and contribute to raising performance and helping ensure our students achieve their potential both academically and creatively.



Watch out for more information on the work of the Goffs Local Academy Body in the New Year or to get involved with the LAB please contact Nina Wood, Principal's PA in the first instance.