Cherry Lane Governing Body details 

Phil Haigh: Local Authority Governor, Chair

Phil has been a Cherry Lane Governor for over 7 years.

He is also a primary school representative, Deputy Chair of LB Hillingdon School’s Forum, Chair of the High Needs Funding Group, Chair of the Dedicated School’s Grant Monitoring Group and member of the Early Years Funding Group and recently appointed governor representative on School’s Strategic Partnership Board (SSPB), Deputy Chair of LB Hillingdon Governor’s Executive Committee, Chair of admissions appeals panels for some Academies, Foundation and Voluntary Aided School’s. Previously a Director/Trustee of Eden Academy Trust and Governor of Grangewood Special School for over 30 year.


Mary Davie: Community Governor

Mary has been a Parent Governor since 1988, when her youngest child entered the Junior School and has witnessed significant changes since she joined, and watched the school thrive.  

She became a co-opted Governor with excellent knowledge of the school. During this time the Junior and Infant schools amalgamated bringing positive changes and great benefits.  Mary has worked at the school in various capacities after being in the accounts department at M&S and working in a Travel Agency.  For the last few years Mary has been the Non-Teaching Governor. I began my work life in the accounts department of Marks & Spencer before moving on to a Travel Agency.  She is now a Co-opted Governor again, and is proud of the achievements of the school and its future. Her focus is Special Needs and Safeguarding.


Shaun Holliday - Community Governor 

A qualified Mechanical Engineer and IT practioner of over 25 years’ experience. Shaun served in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, whilst working in IT management for FTSE 250 Aerospace and Defence companies.  A former pupil of Cherry Lane, Shaun has an MBA from Imperial Collage, London and currently works in Social Housing, designing systems and processes, to manage risk, compliance and maintenance on a portfolio of 36,000 properties.  As a Director and Trustee of Bell Farm Christian Centre for over 20 years, Shaun continues to be heavily invested in social action in and around Hillingdon and has served as a Community Governor for the past 4years.


Neelum Bains - Parent Governor

Neelum has 15 year's experience in local authority PR, marketing and internal communications. She has substantial experience of HR responsibilities, childrens' services, finance, health and safety and emergency response as part of that work. ​Neelum grew up in Hillingdon and has lived in the West Drayton for 13 years. Both her children attend Cherry Lane Primary School and play an active part in school activities.


Jas Kaur – Parent Governor

I am an accountant working as Financial Controller for a care group, which provides care support for adults with mental health and learning disability. I moved to West Drayton in 2014 and my son attends Cherry Lane Primary School. I wanted to become a school governor to volunteer in my local community as well as getting an understanding of the education sector and add my experience and expertise where required. I have a good background in Financial and Business Management.


Ashish Dave – Parent Governor

I studied for a Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm) and MBA . I have more than 10 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Currently, I am running my own consultancy firm which works with pharmaceutical companies.

I bring both a parent perspective, relevant skills and experience to the role of Governor. I became a parent governor because I have a passion for Education and enjoy being active in the community. Given that the school plays such a central role within our community, I put myself forward for a governor position when a vacancy arose. The hope is, I can make a positive contribution to the school so that it can continue to remain highly successful and go from strength to strength. I am passionate about the ongoing development of all ages and believe the enjoyment of learning starts with a positive well rounded education children receive at school. I have a keen interest in the democratic participation of children and young people in the decision making process that has the most impact on their lives.


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