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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.