Senior Leadership Team

Mr C Prankerd



I am incredibly proud to say I am Fareham Academy’s Headteacher and excited to be leading the school on its journey, Unlocking Potential and Creating Opportunity for every student and staff member of our team.


Graduating from the University of Exeter with BSc (Hons) in Biological & Medicinal Chemistry, I qualified as a teacher of Science in 2005. I have had a challenging and varied career working at a number of Hampshire’s ‘Outstanding’ schools. My experience has seen me lead departments, head up pastoral care, oversee outcomes for students and most recently lead whole school Teaching, Learning and Curriculum. Every school I have worked in has seen strong improvements in results, achievements and student wellbeing.


Joining the Academy as Headteacher in 2019 is the pinnacle of my career. To me, education is the key to each child’s future and it is our responsibility to nurture the potential of each individual so that they leave us with a world of opportunity ahead of them. It has truly been my pleasure to lead a caring and forward-thinking school, where academic achievement and the personal development of each child go hand in hand.


As a father myself I fully understand the responsibility we have to keep safe and nurture our students academically and socially, allowing them to flourish as responsible young adults when they leave us to continue their journey into the world.

Mrs A Lowe

Deputy Headteacher


I am fortunate enough to have worked at Fareham Academy since 2012. I came to the school as Assistant Headteacher with a responsibility for English and improving students’ outcomes. As a result of my success in this role I was promoted to Deputy Headteacher, a role I feel very privileged to hold at such a fantastic school.


I have a BA Honours degree in English, having attended Manchester University and then completed my Post Graduate Teaching qualification in Secondary English a year later at the University College Chichester. In 2015, I qualified as a SENCo and in 2018 I began my master’s degree (MA) in Education.

I love teaching and since qualifying as an English teacher twenty years ago I am proud to say that I have always strived to impact on outcomes for students; not just academically but also emotionally and socially. I truly believe teaching is the most rewarding job one can have. My ethos and vision as a teacher has always remained the same; to encourage and motivate all students to aim high through enjoyable learning and by helping the individual to blossom.


At Fareham Academy, I am the whole school Teaching and Learning lead. In this role, I work with all subject leads to ensure that the students benefit from the best teaching experiences in the classroom. I run staff CPD sessions, arrange INSET days and am also the Professional Mentor for Newly Qualified Teachers and subject-specific trainee teachers. I am also the school lead for supporting those students for whom Pupil Premium funding is available and am SLT Link for Looked after Children.

Mr R Patel

Deputy Headteacher


I have been a teacher at Fareham Academy for over nine years. I am a Deputy Headteacher, so I don’t teach as much as I used to, but I still enjoy working with students in the classroom. Since joining Fareham Academy, I have taught several subjects but my main subject is Science, particularly Chemistry.


I went to university in Manchester and have an Honours Degree in Biology from the University of Manchester, Biology BSc (Hons). I took my first teaching job in September 2001 at a school in Stockport, near Manchester. I have worked in three schools and was a Head of Science before I came to Neville Lovett Community School as an Assistant Headteacher in 2011.


My main role is to design the school curriculum and to produce a timetable for all the teachers and students. As part of this role, I organise the options process each year for Year 9. I think that school is not just about studying at the Academy, but also about the enrichment opportunities we can provide students with. I, therefore, organise a number of residential trips and day trips including trips to France, Germany, Poland, Austria and across the UK.


One of my passions is snowboarding and I therefore also organise the school ski trip each year as it is fantastic to see students learn a completely new skill and sport.

Mr D Butterworth

Senior Assistant Headteacher

I am very proud to be a member of staff at Fareham Academy and over the last 10 years have established strong links within the local community. In my role as the pastoral and safeguarding lead, I am passionate about student welfare and strongly believe that we play an integral role in shaping the futures of young people, with the qualifications they go on to achieve complimenting their personal development.

One of my most rewarding responsibilities is leading the transition process for students joining the Academy in Year 7 to those moving onto the next stage of their education after Year 11. These are quite often the most worrying and anxious times for our students but, fortunately, we have an outstanding team of professionals that support our students every step of the way.

Alongside my leadership roles, I have taught Physical Education for the last 16 years. Sport is very important to me and I have been lucky enough to travel the world playing it. I enjoy participating in lots of different sports and exercise regularly to keep myself fit and healthy. I also spend much of my time supporting both my son and daughter in their sporting interests.

Mrs N Bungay

Assistant Headteacher

I joined Fareham Academy in the Easter of 2020 and I am extremely excited to be part of its dynamic Senior Leadership Team.

In my role as an Assistant Headteacher, I look forward to welcoming students to their new school, supporting them and helping them excel and thrive in their new environment.

I graduated from the University of Plymouth with a BA (Hons) in International Business and French and then went on to complete my PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages at the University of Portsmouth. Prior to working at Fareham Academy, I was a teacher, Middle Leader and Senior Leader at a school near Waterlooville.

Currently, my role at Fareham Academy is focused on raising standards and working with staff to improve outcomes for all pupils.

Mr K Geddes

Assistant Headteacher

Having only just joined Fareham Academy at Easter, I am very excited to be starting my new post as Assistant Headteacher and look forward to helping the students and school alike raise their aspirations and unlock the potential they hold.

I have a BSc (Hons) Combined Science degree in Mathematics with Sports Exercise Science which I studied at Nottingham Trent University.

I qualified to be a Teacher back in 2010 from Portsmouth University, after which I worked as a Mathematics teacher, then Head of Department at a school near Portsmouth. During my time there I was fortunate to gain the National Qualification for Middle Leaders (NPQML) and I am currently studying for the Senior Leaders Qualification (NPQSL).​

My main responsibility is to raise standards across the school, supporting departments to realise their potential such that pupils are able to do the best they can.​

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Mr G Colyer

Associate Senior Leader

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Mr C Collins

Associate Senior Leader