General Information & Contact Information


The Global Metacognition Institute is run by Adam Godwin (MA) who operates as a Sole Trader based in the UK. This is not a VAT registered business. You can contact him using the form in the 'Contact Us' section of this site or directly via - if you would like to communicate via postal mail, just email us and you will be provided with the postal address at which he is registered as a Sole Trader.  It should be noted that Adam is often outside of the country, away from his registered postal address, and consequently postal mail is a slower and less efficient way to correspond with him: email is preferred and, when contacting him digitally, you will normally get a reply within twenty-four hours. We encourage as much communication as possible to be paperless as a part of our drive to reduce our environmental impact: where physical mail is required, such as in the case of legal correspondence, a postal address will be provided in timely fashion: just email us and ask.

Copyright & Licensing Information

Free Materials

You may download free materials and use them for educational purposes at home or in school. You may share free materials with colleagues. You must not use any material on this site for commercial purposes.

All free products on this site are subject to a No-Derivatives Creative Commons copyright licence as follows:

You are free to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work under the following conditions:
• Attribution. You must give the original author credit and link to 
• Non-Commercial. You may not use this work for commercial purposes. 
• No Derivative Works. You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work. 


For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the licence terms of this work. 

Premium Resources: Individual Downloads & Bundles

When our resources are purchased individually or as bundles through or they include a limited whole-school license by default. This allows up to 50 school staff to use the resources and refers only to the school or organisation the purchaser works for at the time of the purchase.

In other words: resources must not be shared outside of the school the customer works for at the time the order is made. Resources can be shared within a school or organisation (for example, on a shared drive) and used by up to 50 users. Distribution of purchased resources outside of your school or organisation is strictly forbidden. Resources purchased via external hosts such as 'TES' or 'TeachersPayTeachers' do not include a whole-school license and are only for use by individual teachers.

Resources Downloaded Via Membership Plans & The Member's Area:

Membership plans allow plan holders access to our complete range of metacognition & self-regulation resources via the Member's Area, the license for these resources depends on the selected plan:

  • The 'Individual Teacher' Plan includes a single-user license: the resources are to be used by one teacher (or user) only, they can use the resources with as many students as they like but the resource may not be shared with other teachers under any circumstances. This plan is aimed at individual teachers wishing to enhance their teaching practice: it cannot be used by any other members of the department or school in which that user teaches.

  • The 'Department License' Plan allows for a maximum of 15 users (probably teachers) to use the downloaded resources with as many students as they like: resources are for one department in one school and cannot be shared or used outside of that department or school. 

  • The 'Whole-School License' Plan allows for a maximum of 200 users (probably teachers) to use the downloaded resources with as many students as they like: this plan is designed as a whole-school solution so that plan-holders can share the downloaded resources within their school. Sharing resources outside of the school (for example, through Social Media) is not allowed.

Membership plan holders have complete access to all our teaching and in-house CPD resources: so long as their plan is valid they have immediate access to future resources as they are released. We have released an online training course via the external site 'Udemy', access to these online training materials is not included as a part of the membership plan and must be purchased separately on the Udemy website. 


All products are copyrighted by The Global Metacognitive Institute (2019) and our CEO & Founder Adam Godwin (2019), without exception. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA). 



All online payments are processed through PayPal and/or Stripe, which securely handle all transactions and don't share your credit card or banking information with The Global Metacognition Institute. If you have any queries relating to your transaction, please contact PayPal or Stripe using the reference number associated with your purchase. This can be found under ‘My account’ ‘My Orders’.  See PayPal's/Stripe's privacy policy for more details on how they handle your information.

All orders for Downloads shall be deemed to be an offer by the Buyer to purchase Downloads pursuant to these Terms and Conditions and are subject to acceptance by the Seller. The Seller may choose not to accept an order for any reason. In this case the Seller will inform the Buyer that the order has been cancelled and issue a full refund.

The Seller reserves the right to periodically update prices on the Website, which cannot be guaranteed for any period of time. The Seller shall make every effort to ensure prices are correct at the point at which the Buyer places an order. If an error in pricing is found The Seller reserves the right to cancel the order at the incorrect price. The seller is not responsible for promotional offers being shared by other parties after a given promotion has ended.

The Seller reserves the right to withdraw any goods from the Website at any time. The Seller shall not be liable to anyone for withdrawing any Goods from the Website or for refusing to process an order. 

The Seller expressly reserves the right to alter its prices, product specifications and terms and conditions without notice. The Seller shall be entitled to alter these Terms and Conditions at any time, but this right shall not affect the existing Terms and Conditions accepted by the Buyer upon making a purchase. 

Refunds & Returns

We Do Not Offer Refunds
All digital product sales & membership plan purchases are final and no refunds are available: this is due to the 'digital download' nature of our products and is a measure to prevent the theft of our copyrighted materials. 

Membership plan subscriptions can be cancelled by the subscriber thus preventing future renewal: but subscription payments will not be refunded under any circumstances. This is clearly stated during the Membership Plan sign-up process and is not negotiable. 

In case of minor quality issues (such as spelling mistakes or grammatical errors) we will always strive to fix such mistakes in a timely fashion: such issues will not be accepted as a grounds for a refund. Please let us know of any such mistakes and we will be happy to fix them.

As a buyer, it is your responsibility to determine that you have the appropriate hardware/software to make use of digital files and that the file format is appropriate for your needs. For example, almost all our resources require Microsoft Office (Word and/or PowerPoint) and some require software to read and print .pdf files. Larger .zip files need to be extracted using freely available compression software such as WinRar or 7-Zip. Likewise, buyers are responsible for ensuring they have the required printing facilities to make use of our products: this is especially pertinent when buying printable workbooks. No refunds are available in these cases.

The Global Metacognition Institute may, in its sole discretion, make certain exceptions to this policy on a case-by-case basis, for example if a digital file is seriously defective and the defect cannot be repaired. In cases where a digital file is defective: we will always strive to remedy the situation and ensure functioning resources are offered as a replacement in a timely fashion.


Email Marketing & Mailing Lists

Subscribers to our newsletter/mailing list consent to receiving occasional marketing emails: these emails are from us and only us and are focused on teaching resources relating to metacognition and education. Email addresses are not shared with other organisations. If you have received such a marketing email by mistake please do not hesitate to contact us as we will happily remove you from our mailing list, you can also find 'unsubscribe' links at the bottom of the email.

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