Breckland School


Our Governing Body

In the interests of transparency, we must publish up-to-date details of our governance arrangements:

  • For each governor who has served at any point over the last audited year, their full names, date of appointment, date they stepped down (where applicable), and relevant business and pecuniary interests,
  • Attendance records at governing body meetings over the last academic year.

We joined Unity Schools Partnership on 1 July 2022 and a new Local Governing Body was established. Local Governance information prior to this date reflects arrangements under the previous Trust.

Governing Body:

  • Tim Coulson – Chair of Governors
  • Rick Bhatt
  • Carl Cox
  • Annabelle Culley-Tea
  • Nick Froy
  • Terry Hawkins
  • Sam Gough
  • James Robinson
  • Charlotte Bussey
  • Tim Kent
  • Katie Potschul

There are currently no committees.

Information about our Governing Body is also available from the Get Information About Schools Government website.

If you would like to contact the Chair of Governors you can write to the Chair of Governors, Breckland School, Crown Street, Brandon, Suffolk IP27 0PE. Alternatively you can call the school or email

Local Governance at Unity Schools Partnership

The UnitySP Trust Board, through the Articles of Association, has committed to Local Governing Bodies to work in partnership with the Executive and Leadership Teams to fulfil the three core responsibilities of Governance.

These are:

  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its students;
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

We have married these to our Governance Charter and our Scheme of Delegation. These documents, together with the USP Handbook for Local Governance, clearly set out the role and responsibilities of our Local Governing Bodies (LGBs). You can access these documents from the links below or directly from the Unity Schools Partnership website.

Unity Schools Partnership

We are proud to be part of the Unity Schools Partnership.

The Unity Schools Partnership is a partnership of schools located on the Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire borders. We share the same values, face similar issues and are geographically close enough to support and challenge each other.

Unity Schools Partnership is a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with company number 07400386.

The registered office is at Unity Schools Partnership, Park Road, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 7YD.

For funding agreements, articles, accounts, and other detailed governance arrangements please click on the link below.