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Bridge Junior School Governing Body:


Minesh Chauhan - Chair/Co-opted governor

Paul Archdeacon - Vice Chair/Authority governor

Jatinder Mahil - Headteacher

Rita Camplejohn - Co-opted governor

Trudy Lower - Co-opted governor

Jane Mallard - Associate member

Celeste John - Staff Governor


Sarah Scoppie - 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



Minesh Chauhan


Finance and Staffing 

Minesh Chauhan and Paul Archdeacon


Curriculum Committee

Rita Camplejohn, Trudy Lower, and 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.


Trudy Lower

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.



Governor Type*

Term of Office end date 


Register of Interests (including relationship with any staff member or governorship at other schools)

Attendance at FGB meetings (from Autumn term 2019-20)

Mr Minesh Chauhan

Co-opted Governor

17th June 2023

Chair of Governors

Appointed Member -Attenborough Learning Trust.

Wife employed as a TA at Bridge Junior School.

2 out of 2 meetings

Mr Paul Archdeacon

Authority Governor

12th November 2021

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of Governors at Green Lane Infant School

2 out of 2 meetings

Mrs Trudy Lower

Co-opted Governor

17th June 2023


Headteacher at Green Lane Infant School

2 out of 2 meetings

Ms Jatinder Mahil





1 out of 1 meetings

Mrs Rita Camplejohn

Co-opted Governor

12 June 2020


Co-opted governor at Green Lane Infant School

1 out of 2 meetings

Mrs Jane Mallard

Associate Member

11th June 2021


Teaching Assistant at Bridge Junior School

2 out of 2 meetings

Mrs Celeste John Staff Governor     Teacher at Bridge Junior School  


* Co-opted Governors are appointed by the governing body, Authority governors are appointed by the Local Authority, parent governors are elected by the parent body and staff governors are elected by the staff body of the school

Our next full Governing Body meeting will be held in the Autumn term 2020.