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Meet the Governors


John Bridge (Chair)

John has achieved significant success in all his roles over many years, having operated at the highest level in the corporate, public and charity sectors and forged strong and meaningful relationships at all levels within these. He has a great passion to enhance the ability of organisations to succeed and uses his extensive expertise as an advisor and non-executive director in a number of different bodies. 

Currently some of John’s other involvements include the honour of being a Deputy Lieutenant for Cambridgeshire, Chair of Magpas Air Ambulance, Chair of Cambridge City Airport Consultative Committee (Statutory Body), Vice Chair of Governors of Kimbolton School and Deputy Chair of the of the St John Ambulance Priory Group – Cambridgeshire. 

Previously for over 17 years until 2021 John was Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce, the vibrant and influential business membership organisation committed to driving economic confidence and growth and "Inspiring Success" where he still continues to be involved.. 

His extensive experience includes leading the Road Haulage Association at national level as both National Chairman and for a period as acting Chief Executive, Chairing the Project Board setting up the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Chair of Opportunity Peterborough (The Economic Development Company for Peterborough), as a Director of Cambridgeshire Horizons (delivering the growth strategy for Cambridgeshire) as well as being the Chair of their Audit & Risk Management Committee and a past Chair of the Greater Peterborough Partnership (LSP). 

During his career John was for over 18 years managing director of C W Bridge (Holdings) Ltd, his family logistics company based in Huntingdon. 

His achievements include being a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CharteredFCIPD) - for over 30 years, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT) - for over 20 years, a Freeman of the City of London and an Honorary Life Member of the Road Haulage Association. 

John was awarded his OBE in 1997 in Sir John Major’s resignation honours list for services to him whilst he was Prime Minister.

Gita Aminpour (Community Governor, Safeguarding)

I was an Underwriter and worked for two multi-national insurance brokerage firms as an account handler in the 1980s, working on a voluntary basis, at the Bahá'í World Centre in Haifa for many years, where I held a very senior position.  Since returning to the UK, I have worked, through the Temporary Employment Service, for the University of Cambridge in various roles. I am Company Secretary of the Trumpington Residents Association a volunteer at the Royal Papworth Hospital when needed and aide to an international educational imperative. 

My family and I live in Trumpington.   

James Hems (Community Governor, Health & Safety)

I am James, a resident of Trumpington. I am privileged to serve as a Governor. 

As a Governor it is my intention to do what I can to support, enable and empower all learners and staff to thrive. The learning, development and experiences learners receive today will shape their future lives and the world tomorrow. 

I was born in Cambridge, at the Rosie Hospital and can remember in later years looking out of the hospital windows and seeing fields where today we have an expanding Trumpington community. What that community feels like today and in the future is up to all of us. As one of the Governors,  I believe that I, working with others, can make a positive contribution to the college and the community. 

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have." Margaret Mead 

Lauren Magilton (Community Governor, Pupil Premium)

My name is Lauren and I am delighted to be supporting Trumpington Community College in its journey over the next few years. I moved to Cambridge in 2012 for my undergraduate degree in English Literature at the University of Cambridge, and very much fell in love with the city. Despite having a tough time during my school years, I have gone on to gain degrees from both the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford, and I very much hope to support and inspire the students of Trumpington Community College in their education journeys. I believe in encouraging students, no matter their background to achieve their full potential. As the link governor for Pupil Premium students, I hope to act as an ambassador and champion for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, encouraging pupils to ‘shoot for the moon’.  

Prior to my current role at Cambridge University in their Education Quality and Policy Office, I have worked in fundraising for Newnham College, Murray Edwards College, and the central University and the Programme Management Office for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority. 

Catherine Moulding (Parent Governor, SEND)

 

 

James O'Dell (Staff Governor)

My name is James O’Dell and I am a Humanities teacher, the Head of year 11 and the Geography lead at Trumpington Community College.  I am in my second year of teaching and I am thoroughly enjoying being part of a united and ambitious team.  I want to play a significant role in driving Trumpington forward to reach the goals that United Learning, the Senior Leadership Team and the Governing body have set out to achieve.  I already feel as though I have a firm grasp of the strengths and areas for development within the college and I will bring forward ideas of my own to help make Trumpington Community College the college that the community deserves.  I have a strong relationship with the Principal and I want to support him and the rest of the staff body to create a learning environment that we can all be proud of.  I am a creative thinker, a good listener and can work and communicate with a wide variety of people.  The overwhelming feeling of now being part of the Local Governing Board is excitement and I cannot wait to get started. 

Michael Ramage (Parent Governor, Careers)

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Squire (Community Governor)

 

 

 

 

 

Julian Stanley (Vice Chair, Finance)

 

 

 

 

 

Karel Wildschut (Parent Governor)