Free Resources

Shaping Governance is a proven way to improve the knowledge, skills and confidence of school Governors, and governing boards. Each year we work with 100s of schools and have lots of great hints and tips for improving your governance.  

As well as sharing our work on social media, we have a few freebies, that will help you on your governing journey.  We love appreciative approaches and used them to create Shaping Governance, and in all of our work.  Helping to bring the best out of your governing experience.  We've proven that you CAN challenge appreciately!


Acronym Glossary

A-Z of Educational Acronyms: Do you know your HOCA from your HLTA or HT? Our extensive list of Acronyms should help you out.

Acronym Glossary

Being Appreciative

A Guide to Governing Appreciatively; helping you to take a different look at solving governing challenges; tools to flip questions and improve impact.

Being Appreciative

Being Strategic

A Think-list to help governors clear space for being strategic; here we look at nine elements and tips to streamline and improve your governance.

Being S.T.R.A.T.E.G.I.C


Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, Results - an appreciative version of the traditional SWOT tool; use this to set your board free and SOAR

SOAR'ing Template

Changing the Conversation

If we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change - see how you can change the conversation in your board

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Governance: Strengths and Superpowers

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Being and effective Critical Friend

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Putting the child at the centre of governance

We hope that you find the above useful.  Get in touch if you need something that you can't see.