The Board of Trustees has a strong focus on their three core strategic functions:
Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the Academy and its students, and the performance management of staff.
Overseeing the financial performance of the Academy and making sure its money is well spent.
The Trustees' Vision for the Academy:
All students are safe and nurtured.
We value, support and invest in our staff.
Students aspire to achieve beyond their academic potential irrespective of their background.
We cultivate life skills to widen young people’s horizons.
Fareham Academy is strategically led and financially secure.
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. I have been in education for over 18 years and have experience of leading departments, heading up pastoral care, overseeing outcomes and developing whole school Teaching, Learning and Curriculum. Every school I have worked in has seen strong improvements in results, achievements and student wellbeing. My passion for education has always been to see all children reach their potential no matter their starting points. I am also Chair of the Governors for a primary school and offer support, challenge and encouragement to their Head Teacher. I find it invaluable to understand governance from both sides of the table. 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. I am proud to work with the Academies Trustees to ensure we continue to do this
Mr M Goodall
Chair of Trustees (St Anne's Grove, Fareham, PO14 1JJ)
I have been a school governor for 12 years, and joined Fareham Academy as a parent trustee in 2017 and became Chair of Trustees in 2020. I have seen my daughter complete her education at Fareham Academy and my son is currently in year 10. I have worked within the financial industry for 22 years and have led a team for 20 years; as a result I have a working knowledge of finance, budgets, recruitment, Health and Safety and various people management policies which I look to utilise in supporting the Academy bring its vision and values to life. I am passionate about supporting people becoming the best that they can be and as Chair of Trustees I plan to ensure the academy continues to unlock potential and create opportunities for all pupils who attend.
Mr A Grant
Vice Chair of Trustees
I am a Principal at St Vincent College in Gosport and have worked at the College since 2013. I have had an extensive career in Post-16 education, including teaching Law, leading welfare and pastoral programmes, developing SEN provision and supporting quality improvement and student outcomes. I am also Chair of the Gosport Place Board and Fareham & Gosport Headteachers Forum where I work to support development and collaboration across the local region. I was previously Chair of Governors at Brune Park and was also a Governor at the Key Education Centre. I am passionate about the value of education and have been a Fareham Academy Governor since 2018.
Mrs J Tucker
I am a Purchase Ledger Administrator and Credit Controller at Bigneat Limited, Waterlooville which I joined in 2015. I passed my Association of Accounting Technicians exams in August 1998 and became a member in December of the same year. I have had accounting jobs for 33 years, 20 of them in the manufacturing trade. I am the treasurer of St John the Evangelist Church in Fareham. I am a Lieutenant Officer with 1st Wymering Boys Brigade Company, and have been an officer since 1993. I became a school parent governor in November 2000 when my son was in Year 10 because I wanted to help and know about the running of a school, my particular interest being special needs provision, as my son was discovered to have special needs when he was six. When my 4 year term was up I converted to being a community governor as my hearing impaired nephew had joined the school. I became a member appointed governor when the school converted to an Academy. My grandson started at Fareham Academy in 2017 and I also have a great niece in Year 8. My hobbies are cross stitch, lace making and knitting. Every year I spend a week at the Great Dorset Steam Fair which is my yearly holiday.
Mr R Murrell
I am an experienced Manager of over 20 years, with a varied skill set within the retail & trade industries. I was appointed as a Parent Trustee in 2019, after being keen to help out the school which my children attend and give back to my local community. I am looking forward to helping the school thrive and grow over the coming years, by supporting the Senior Leadership Team with their strategic planning. I sit on all committees.
Mrs C Collins
I currently work at Fareham Borough Council and previously worked at Fareham College as a Learning Support Assistant. I am the SEND/Disadvantaged Pupils Trustee and am a member of The Achievements, Standards and Welfare Committee. I have been a Trustee at Fareham Academy since September 2019 and previously I was a Governor at a local junior School. I am committed to supporting and challenging within my role, to ensure pupils can unlock their potential and create opportunities to fulfil their aims and ambitions.
Mr D O'Driscoll
I joined Fareham Academy as a member appointed Trustee in October 2020. I attended school and college in the nearby Portsmouth area before moving to London to read Philosophy. I then studied a Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Law before undertaking the Legal Practice Course and a Masters in Legal Practice to complete my vocational training to become a qualified solicitor. I became a Trustee at Fareham Academy because I am interested in the progression of equality and diversity within education, both locally within the school, as well as in the wider community.
Mrs R Clifton
I am a fully qualified primary school teacher with 10+ years’ experience of teaching with a passion for helping children to get the most out of their time at school. This experience has given me an insight into what is required within an academic setting and all of the problems and last-minute changes within education that need to be addressed. I am a local parent to 4 children, 1 of whom already attends Fareham Academy, with the rest following in the next few years. My children also attend a range of extra-curricular clubs run in the community that are held on the grounds of Fareham Academy. As a former pupil of this school, I am keen to make sure the school remains the heart of the community where all children are proud to be part of the school. Previously, I was a school governor at a local Junior school with extensive experience in the various challenges and expectations of a governor and am now dedicated to my role as a governor of Fareham academy.
Remembering Keith 'Charlie' Childs
Tributes have been paid across Fareham Academy to Keith ‘Charlie’ Childs, our Chair of the Governors, who sadly passed away at the age of 69 following complications after being admitted to hospital in February.
Charlie was a huge advocate of the Academy and has been on our Governing Body since 2013, he had an amazing passion to support the Academy and our students, helping them learn and improve their Table Tennis skills and always had a huge impact. He brought a wealth of knowledge onto our Governing Body from his experience as IT project manager at Ordnance Survey, for whom he worked for more than 30 years, in healthcare as a director for South East Hants Primary Care Trust and as owner of the TTLinks business.
Charlie was a hugely active member of the community especially through Table Tennis as the lead coach Generation 2 Club, based at the Academy, of which he was a founder member since 1970.
Our thoughts and condolences are extended to his family during this incredibly difficult time. The Academy will pay their own tribute to Charlie to mark his contribution to the school.
He will be missed enormously by all.