Bridge Junior School Governing Body:
Minesh Chauhan - Chair/Co-opted Governor
Paul Archdeacon - Vice Chair/Authority Governor
Jatinder Mahil - Headteacher
Celeste John - Staff Governor
Trudy Lower - Co-opted Governor
Rita Camplejohn - Co-opted Governor
Jane Mallard - Co-opted Governor
Joseph Wyglendacz- Co-opted Governor
Asma Takolia - Parent Governor
Yasmin Kazi - Parent Governor
Claire Chauhan - Parent Governor
Sarah Scoppie - Clerk to Governors (Leicester City Council)
All governors can be contacted through the school:
Roles and Responsibilities
Safeguarding & Health and Safety
Finance and Staffing
Minesh Chauhan and Paul Archdeacon
Rita Camplejohn, Celeste John, Jane Mallard.
I have recently had the privilege of being appointed as the Headteacher at Bridge Junior School from January 2020.
Previous to this, I have worked as a head teacher in two other primary schools in very different catchment areas to Bridge.
The experience I bring to our school which has spanned over the last 25 years, have included working as a class teacher in many schools around the country; an Assistant Head teacher, leading on Assessment and developing a creative connected curriculum; a deputy headteacher with a focus on coaching and mentoring staff on improving teaching and learning pedagogy; an Improving Schools Programme Consultant for Slough Borough Council which gave me the opportunity to work in a range of schools, supporting teachers and senior leaders. I have also been a registered Ofsted inspector before taking on my first headship in 2012.
I remain as passionate today about the giving all our children the best possible education and life chances as I did when I first started qualified in 1993. This is something I intend on doing with the support of the fantastic pupils, parents, staff and governors at Bridge.
I have been a Governor at Bridge Junior since 2000, but have had involvement with the school for many years prior to this.
I was one of the original pupils when Bridge Junior School was built, and all of my immediate family have been educated there.
I work in the System Integration industry, with a lot of experience and knowledge across a wide variety of areas that include Information technology, Project/Service Delivery and Customer Services in a very wide range business sectors that include both Private and Public Sectors.
The school is very unique in the education it provides and the lifelong skills it develops for the children of our community.
With the ethos and values promoted by the school, Bridge Junior School is a very special place.
As a Governor, I am very proud to be able to support a strong and extremely hardworking team that make all of this possible.
I have had the pleasure of being a Governor at Bridge Junior School for over 20 years and have in the past acted as chair and currently hold the position of vice chair. I am a recently retired teacher with over 30 years’ experience in primary schools and have a very high regard for the exceptional educational provision at Bridge Junior. I truly believe that the staff at the school are second to none and that the children in their care are fortunate in being in a school where every effort is made to bring out the best in every single pupil academically, socially and personally. I am an active member of the governing body and take a keen interest in all aspects of the school being a member of the Finance and Resources Committee and act as Health and Safety Governor. I have recently been appointed governor at Green Lane Infant School where I hope to support developments and encourage a closer cooperation between the two schools for the benefit of the children in their care.
Having had the opportunity to be part of the school community as a parent; learning mentor; teaching assistant and teacher, meeting the best interests of all stakeholders is something that I am wholly committed to. It is a privilege to be a Staff governor and work amongst such dedicated individuals to support the school ethos and contribute to the development and improvement of Bridge Junior school. It is a pleasure to be part of such a diverse, close-knit and warm community.
I am currently the Headteacher of Green Lane Infant School.
I am pleased to be a Governor at Bridge Junior School as the two schools work together closely and we serve the same community.
I have taught since 1981 and have worked in Kent and Somerset before my family moved to Leicestershire.
I have 3 sons aged 31, 29 and 25. Our eldest son lives in San Francisco, our middle son in London and our youngest is still at university.
I’ve been a Teaching Assistant at Bridge Junior for nearly 17 years and worked at Green Lane Infants for 5 years before that. I have been a governor at Bridge for approximately 18 years. Both my daughters studied at Bridge and have now gone on to qualify in teaching and law. I love spending my spare time with my grandson Isaac.
I am a qualified teacher at a Leicester City primary school and have been in my current post since 2011 (specialising in KS2). I am also the local district and branch secretary for the National Education Union. Currently, I represent teaching unions on the local authorities: Children, Young People and Schools Scrutiny Commission, Schools and Setting Consultative Committee and Teachers' Negotiating Committee. Additionally, as a board member of Leicester Education Strategic Partnership I will also be helping to shape the Leicester City Education Strategy.
Progress of pupils at Bridge is significantly high and I am privileged to become (as of November 2020) part of the governing body of such a driven school. I will be an active member of the governing body with particular interests in: teaching & learning (curriculum), health & safety and staffing.
Our next Full Governing Body meeting will be held in February 2021.