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.
Mr R Patel
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.
I think that school is not just about studying at the Academy, but also about the enrichment opportunities we can provide students with. We, therefore, organise a number of residential trips and day trips including, in the past, 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
I am very proud to be a member of staff at Fareham Academy and over the last 10 years I have established strong links within the local community. I believe that we play an integral role in shaping the futures of young people through both academic and pastoral support. I am also passionate about supporting staff with their career professional development.
One of my main responsibilities is to ensure that the school has a broad and balanced curriculum. As part of this role, I lead on the Year 9 options process to ensure all students get the support they need to transition to Key Stage 4 qualification subjects.
Alongside my leadership roles, I have taught Physical Education for the last 17 years. Sport is very important to me, and I have been lucky enough to travel the world playing it. Alongside keeping fit and healthy, I spend much of my time supporting both my son and daughter in their sporting interests.
Mrs N Bungay
Since joining Fareham Academy I have had the pleasure of working with a wide number of students and supporting them on their individual journeys to success in my role as an Assistant Headteacher. I look forward to being able to continue to help our students flourish, unlock their potential and create opportunities for their future. It is my aspiration to inspire our students to be the best version of themselves and ensure everyone at the Academy provides all our students with the best foundation from which they can grow.
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.
I am very proud to be a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Fareham Academy and am passionate about working together as a community to ensure everyone can achieve.
Mr K Geddes
As an Assistant Headteacher at Fareham Academy I have many different jobs to support the school. I enjoy helping the students and school alike, raising their aspirations, and unlocking the potential they hold through quality use of data, such that teaching and learning is directed as individually as possible to ensure all pupils have the opportunity to achieve their best.
I have a BSc (Hons) Combined Science degree in Mathematics with Sports Exercise Science which I studied at Nottingham Trent University. Having worked in industry for 5 years, I then 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 have also studied the Senior Leaders Qualification (NPQSL).
Mr C Collins
I graduated from the University of Chichester in 2004 with a 2:1 Ba(Hons) in Physical Education with Qualified Teacher Status. During the past 17 years of my career I have taught in two different schools in and around the Fareham area.
I was first appointed to Fareham Academy in 2010 as Head of Physical Education. This was a really exciting opportunity which allowed me to experience a first taste of leadership and to develop and shape the Academy’s PE provision which is still going strong today. During my time at the Academy I have seen it go from strength to strength and am extremely proud to have been part of that journey.
As an Assistant Headteacher I help lead the vision and direction of our pedagogical model, ensuring our staff are supported to develop their own teaching practices and providing CPD opportunities both within and outside of the school.