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Welcome to Mantle of the Expert.com

Hello, welcome to Mantle of the expert.com. This website has been designed as a central location for information and resources on Mantle of the Expert. It will be useful to teachers, students and school leaders interested in using and developing MoE as an approach to teaching and learning for the 21st Century.

A Beginner’s Guide to Mantle of the Expert

Tim TaylorCover

“This is the book I wish I had had when I was starting out as a teacher. And even now, twenty-one years on, I know it’s one I’ll return to again and again. Tim doesn’t just tell us – in simple, clear and glorious detail – the what and how of Mantle of the Expert. But he delves beautifully and sensitively into the why. He shows us the importance of perspective in building children’s capacities for acting with grace, responsibility and thoughtfulness. He examines the careful balance between freedom and rigour that the pedagogy offers. He gives clear and engaging examples from his own practice and ultimately, he reminds us that to be a teacher is to be a guide into a future in which children are equipped with the power to build a better world.” – Debra Kidd

Category: Articles, MoE Training, News, Training

Resources for A Beginner’s Guide to Mantle of the Expert

The following resources and planning are linked to ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Mantle of the Expert’

Category: A Beginner's Guide

New Planning for Mantle of the Expert

Over the past year we have been writing and compiling new and more detailed planning units for mantle of the expert. To access these new plans please visit our sister site imaginative-inquiry.co.uk

Category: Planning

Training Schools in Mantle of the Expert

The following schools have been awarded the Mantle of the Expert Quality Mark, qualifying them as registered Training Schools. If you would like to visit one of these schools to see mantle of the expert in action and to discuss the approach with teachers who use it, please contact them directly through the links.

Category: MoE Training, Training

Study Day at Priory Church in Wales Primary School, Brecon, Powys – Thursday 13th October 2016

Ever wondered what it would be like to rescue an injured baby orangutan or be the first person to step onto an undiscovered shore? Then our Mantle of the Expert study day will give you a taste of an exciting, creative and enabling method of teaching and learning. The study day, at our Mantle of […]

Category: MoE Training, News, Training

Study day at Bealings Primary School – 5th October 2016

Bealings School is a small village primary school in Suffolk who have been on the leading edge of curriculum and pedagogical innovation for many years. Trained by Luke Abbott in the use of the moe approach, Bealings has been described by Ofsted in recent inspections as an outstanding and unique school.

The Bealings study days are an opportunity to visit the school, watch mantle of the expert in action and to talk to the staff and children about the excitement and challenges of using the approach.

Category: MoE Training, News, Newsletters

NATD Drama Conference: Bridging the Gap – Imagining Drama, Working in Education

Saturday 15th October 2016 Warwick Arts Centre A conference that seeks to bridge the gap between the constraints of working in a school and the child-centred, humanising pedagogy of the drama teacher. A contemporary classroom is an endlessly shifting environment, whose foundations are shaken by political storms and reinforced by the unwavering spirit of teachers. […]

Category: Conferences

New Study Day at Woodrow First School – October 18th 2016

As a national training school Woodrow First School hold termly Study Days for Mantle of the Expert. These days give visitors the opportunity to: • observe best practice in challenging circumstances • work with our practitioners • see our approach to planning and assessment • discuss the challenge of leadership • Tuesday October 18th 2016 is now […]

Category: MoE Training, Training

Summer Newsletter 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-02 at 11.18.05This term’s newsletter includes information on a new book on Mantle of the Expert, ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Mantle of the Expert‘, news on three new Training Schools, the Summer School in Jordan, and exciting new projects with Newcastle University, Red Balloon, and more.

Please click here to view.

Category: News, Newsletters

Planning context – Hansel and Gretel

Written by Kevin Holland – Bigfoot Arts Education Click here to download documents.

Category: Planning

Study Day at St John’s Primary School Newcastle 21st June 2016

This study day will enable participants to work with children and observe lessons in the morning. Lunch will provide a further chance to talk to teachers. The afternoon will be an opportunity to look at examples of planning, ask questions about the practicalities of mantle, and include a short workshop on ways to start a mantle. […]

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Prof. Gary Crew at Woodrow First School

Woodrow First School are delighted to welcome Professor Gary Crew for a twilight workshop (3.30- 4.30 pm) on Monday June 20th. This is a unique opportunity to work with Professor Crew who wrote the best-selling and award winning book The Watertower. It continues to transfix children with its mysterious plot and incredible illustrations by Steven […]

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