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Bridge Junior School Governing Body:


Minesh Chauhan - Chair/Co-opted Governor

Paul Archdeacon - Vice Chair/Authority Governor

Jatinder Mahil - Headteacher

Celeste John - Staff Governor

Rita Camplejohn - Co-opted Governor

Jane Mallard - Co-opted Governor

Joseph Wyglendacz- Co-opted Governor

Becky Mukiza- Co-opted Governor

Asma Takolia - Parent Governor

Yasmin Kazi - Parent Governor

Claire Chauhan - Parent Governor

Azra Limbada- Parent Governor


Natalie Tegala-Patel - Clerk to Governors (Leicester City Council)


All governors can be contacted through the school:

0116 2536092

Roles and Responsibilities

Safeguarding & Health and Safety

Paul Archdeacon


SEND/PREVENT/Pupil Premium

Minesh Chauhan


Finance and Staffing 

Minesh Chauhan and Paul Archdeacon


Curriculum Committee

Rita Camplejohn, Celeste John, Jane Mallard.

Governor Profiles


Jatinder Mahil

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.


Minesh Chauhan

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.


Paul Archdeacon

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.


Celeste John

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.


Jane Mallard

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.


Joseph Wyglendacz

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.


Yasmin Kazi

I work in the Further Education sector and have been a Parent Governor at Bridge since 2020. Being a local community member and having five children who either are at Bridge or soon to be going there, I have a passion for education and an interest in ensuring Bridge Junior School is amongst the striving, outstanding, and impressive schools in the region. Having had the opportunity to become a Parent Governor, it is clear that Bridge has a very strong team of committed and hardworking individuals behind the progression of the school and it is a pleasure to be able to be a part of that. 


Claire Chauhan

I am currently a Parent Governor for Bridge Junior and Staff Governor for Green Lane Infants. Myself and my partner both attended these schools as children and our children are also are going through the schools at present. My background is Domiciliary Care for people with learning difficulties, where I was a Registered Manager for 15 years before I had my children. My career change was based on having quality family time which I enjoy thoroughly. Being a governor in the School gives me a good sense of involvement.


Asma Takolia

I am currently a Teaching Assistant at another city school, having previously worked at Bridge Junior as a volunteer class assistant during my study years. I am a mother of four children and have lived in Leicester for the last 17 years, originally from London. By the next academic year, all my children will have either passed through Bridge or be in attendance, which indicates a long-lasting association with the school. As a Parent Governor, my aim is to help the school make the progress we need, whilst retaining things that make our school special.


Becky Mukiza

I am currently working as a senior teacher and School Leader in Education (SLE) for Maths in another Leicester City school and my knowledge of Bridge Primary School is, like all schools, it is constantly developing. I understand that the community it serves and the delights and challenges that it faces. My own children are dual heritage and I pride myself on awareness of cultural similarities and differences between families from all over the world. I am aware that the community is changing, as there are now multigenerational families whom live within the catchment area. I know that the pupils of Bridge make good progress from KS1 – KS2 and that this is due to the supportive parents and delightful children that attend the school. I am aware that the school would like to further develop their teaching pedagogy to ensure that their pupils are fully equipped for life after primary school and I would love to support the school in that journey.


Our Governing Body 2020-21

Our next Full Governing Body meeting will be held in the Summer Term, 2021.