Improving lives & making a difference

Integra Schools is Integra’s offer of a unique set of cost-effective, forward-looking facilities management and specialist professional support solutions for educational establishments.

Integra is a South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) division who trade with schools, local public sector organisations, local businesses and provide services to the council. We were established as a single ‘Traded Services’ team in 2011 when the catering, cleaning and professional support services were brought together within the Council and the large majority of schools funding was devolved to schools. With input from South Gloucestershire schools, Traded Services rebranded as Integra, the trading arm of South Gloucestershire Council, in 2015

We have extensive, proven experience of working in the education arena, knowledgeable and committed staff, and a deep shared public sector ethos. Our Integra Schools team is committed to making a difference in schools and educational settings; our operational staff are regarded as members of the extended school family and our professional support staff are passionate about the work they do to support school leaders, teachers, support staff, parents, children and families

Our Service Leads

Kevin FordManaging Director
Kevin became the permanent Managing Director for Integra on 1st April 2019, after managing the role in an interim capacity since February 2018. He is committed to delivering a high quality, customer focussed service, whilst driving internal improvements and efficiencies across all service areas.
Jo Briscombe – Interim Lead School ImprovementMaxine Winter - Interim Lead School Support
Following Sue Morgan’s retirement in this post, we’re carefully considering the best structure to follow in these challenging Covid-19 times. In this interim period Jo and Maxine will jointly manage the teams supporting our schools, ensuring we keep focusing on improving outcomes for all children, including the most vulnerable.
Senior Operations Manager
Kevin is currently leading this role in an interim capacity which involves managing the catering and cleaning teams within Integra. This ensures there is a focus on customer care and quality in these services delivered to schools and businesses.
Jo McCaffertyHR & Health and Safety
Jo is a CIPD Fellow who has led global HR and Health and Safety teams. She has a detailed knowledge of employment law and HR Best practice, as well as project management, communications and leadership. Jo uses her experience on various National Skills Councils, Curriculum and Quality Groups to advise and partner schools, finding innovative solutions to maintain and raise standards.
Andreas BurtIT & IMS
Andreas has more than twenty years’ experience developing IT systems and implementing change in private and public sector IT services. For the past ten years he has been working in the education sector, leading strategic development of IT structures and systems and developing e-learning providing anytime, anywhere learning via a multitude of systems.
Mark StuartSenior Finance Manager
Mark is a Chartered Accountant with experience from both the commercial and non-profit sectors and a passion for working for organisations that make a difference to people’s lives. Mark will be providing financial expertise to support the continued growth and development of Integra. He is also on the Board of SHAL Housing who provide affordable housing in the Bridgwater area.