Governors in South Gloucestershire are supported in their role by having access to information, support and training in order to ensure they, alongside headteachers and clerks, are effective in carrying out their statutory duties and in improving the educational outcomes for children and young people.

Governor Services is part of Integra Schools. Being part of Integra School Support Services provides governors with the added advantage of access to a wide range of leadership, curriculum and expert advice. Our course leaders are drawn largely from School Improvement Advisers, Curriculum Advisers, Inspectors or Officers who have responsibility for supporting schools as well as Associate trainers.

The Local Authority is responsible for some statutory aspects of governance and provides these to all maintained schools as a universal entitlement through Governor Services. However, the majority of the service is provided on a subscription or PAYG basis to maintained schools and academies. The service is available to purchase both within and beyond South Gloucestershire by schools, academies and other Local Authorities or organisations.

Governor Services provide:

  • statutory functions for governors (for example, making the Instrument of Government, administration for the Local Authority Governor nomination and appointment process);
  • information, advice and consultancy services;
  • procedural advice for governing bodies and clerks;
  • a termly governor newsletter;
  • support for governing boards in challenging circumstances; and
  • a programme of training and development opportunities for school governors and clerks.

Contact Integra Schools, Governor Services by email:


Maxine Winter, Governor Consultant

Tel: 01454 863284 Email:

Anna Rose, Governor Development Officer

Tel: 01454 863186 Email:

Michelle Sharratt, Governor Administrator (Monday - Wednesday)

Yvonne Luff, Governor Administrator (Thursday - Friday)

Tel: 01454 863182 Email:

If you would like to talk to us about your needs please contact us by email or telephone 01454 863182