Meet the Governors

Gita Aminpour (Community Governor, Safeguarding, RS & PSHE)

After graduating college, I worked an Underwriter, and then for two multi-national Lloyd's of London insurance brokerage firms as an account handler in the City of London. Following this, I worked 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 for the University of Cambridge in various roles, including as HR Coordinator in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, and in the same position in the Wellcome-MRC Stem Cell/Haematology Unit. I did volunteer work during the pandemic as a Coordinator of efforts. I am presently Company Secretary of the Trumpington Residents Association, a volunteer at the Royal Papworth Hospital, and an Aide for an international educational programme.

My family and I live in Trumpington. 

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. 

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)

I’m Michael Ramage, and delighted to be a parent governor at TCC.  I have lived in Trumpington for 15 years, and am keen to support the school in its education and community goals. I’m a Professor of Architecture and Engineering and a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College at Cambridge University, where I work on low-energy buildings — primarily those made out of earth, timber, and bamboo.  I’m working with the school on careers, so that TCC can support and encourage our young people to thrive throughout their lives in whatever direction they choose.






Julian Stanley (LGB Chair, Finance)






Please send any correspondence for the Chair of Governors to Mr J Stanley, Chair of Governors, Trumpington Community College, Lime Avenue, Cambridge CB2 9FD