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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

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“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

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. […]

Category: MoE Training, News

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 […]

Category: Uncategorized

Study Day at Priory Church in Wales Primary School, Brecon, Powys – Tuesday 24th May 2016.

The study day, at our Mantle of the Expert training school,  will  provide an  opportunity to observe and take part in  the dramatic inquiry based pedagogy that is delivered  across  Foundation Phase and Key Stage Two. Examples of planning, questioning and portfolios of children’s work will be made available for you throughout the day. Delegates will also have the opportunity to […]

Category: MoE Training, News, Training

New Lead Teachers at Oakwood Infant School

We are delighted to announce Dorothy Patton and Laura Steward from Oakwood Infant School, Hartley Wintney in Hampshire, have been awarded Lead Teacher status in Mantle of the Expert. If you live in the area and would like to visit their classrooms while they are using the approach please contact Dot and Laura through the school […]

Category: News

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