Integra Schools, Governor Services provide a comprehensive professional service to all education settings, allowing them to benefit from effective and efficient governing boards who work strategically and positively contribute to the effectiveness of leadership.
There are two sections to the website, the first tab is publically available. The public part of the website contains information and guidance that the Local Authority is required to provide in order to meet its statutory responsibilities.
The remaining tabs: 'Core Governance'; 'Knowing Your School' and 'Policies, Guidance and Legislation' are available to those governing boards who subscribe to Integra Schools, Governor Services.
If you are interested in becoming a school governor you can find more information about the role here. You can fill in a new governor application form here.
The menu on the left provides information about our services and how you can access our support.
The National Governance Association Model Code of Conduct, which sets out the purpose of the Governing Board and describes the appropriate behaviours and expectations of Governors is now avaialble. You can find it under the 'Core Governance' then the 'Clerks' Tab
Our Autumn Newsletter is now available. It includes articles on returning to school, the new Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance and a 'focus on finance', along with many other items. You can access it by clicking on the 'Policies, Guidance and Legislation' Tab, then 'News'.
Moving forward into the autumn term and beyond it is our training that has required the greatest rethink. We have built a strong reputation for providing high quality governor and clerks training which is based on the expertise of our facilitators. As face to face training is not currently possible, we will be delivering as many courses as we can remotely using Microsoft Teams.
Due to the evolving situation we will be releasing our programme of training dates for the 2020-21 academic year on a termly basis. The programme for term 1 can be found under the 'Public Content' Tab then the 'Training Programme' Tab.
Our training programme, content and style will evolve but we remain committed to providing you with relevant, practical and compliant support that enables you to deliver effective governance and improve outcomes for all of the children and young people in South Gloucestershire.
This guidance document has been updated by Education, Learning and Skills and can be found by clicking on the 'Policies, Guidance and Legislation' Tab, followed by the 'Guidance' Tab. It includes information on the Governor's role in exclusions.
We have updated our jargon buster to help you with acronyms and terms used in education and governance. It can be found by clicking on the 'Core Governance' Tab, then 'Governors'.
Our Clerks' Support Pack is an invaluable document for all Clerks, it has now been updated with new links ready for the start of the 2020-21 academic year. It can be found by clicking on the 'Core Governance' Tab, then 'Clerks'.
This guidance has been developed to ensure consistency of the approach to Headteacher Performance Managment during the COVID-19 pandemic. It can be found by clicking the 'Knowing your School' Tab and then 'Performance Management'.
We are pleased to publish our Handbook to support you with the induction of new Governors in your schools. It contains a wealth of useful information and can be found by clicking on the 'Policies Guidance & Legislation' Tab, then 'Guidance'.
Governing boards need to show their support for their schools in a proportionate way, being there for your senior leaders when necessary, but without adding pressure during this challenging time. We are also aware that governing boards are not immune to this strain and anxiety, chairs will no doubt welcome the support of other members of the board.
Social distancing measures have changed some aspects of the support we offer you and your governing boards. However, our helpline and Governor.Services@southglos.gov.uk inbox remain unchanged and we welcome your questions and queries. Please do continue to contact us in this way and we will respond as quickly as we can.
The local authority recognises the responsibility it has for dealing with public funds. Schools must ensure proper accountability. This new template policy also includes a conter fraud response plan. The document can be found under the 'Policies Guidance and Legislation' Tab, then click on the 'Policies' Tab.
Updated guidance on holding virtual governor meetings. Can be found under the 'Core Governance' Tab, then the 'Meeting Guidance' Tab.
If you are interested in any of the "secure" items in our 'What's New' listing, please contact us to find out
how to subscribe to our services.