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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.

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

RFH – Advanced weekend – November 2015

These notes are from advanced weekend at Ringsfield Hall, November 2015

Exploring the planing rubric:
Task – a task to be done (in order to develop the fictional context – either inside or outside the fictional)
Purpose – the reason for that task
Activity – what are the students actually doing? (Listening, drawing, writing, moving etc)
Demands – level of challenge
Devices – teacher in role, conventions etc
Resources – resources needed
Outcomes – student achievements, creation of products etc

Category: Training

New Quality Mark Training School – St John’s Primary, Newcastle

We are delighted to announce St John’s Primary School, Newcastle has been awarded the Quality Mark as a Training School in Mantle of the Expert, with the following teachers awarded the teacher’s Quality Mark: Lead Trainers certificates are awarded to: Ian Gorman Jacquie Hodgson Lead Practitioner certificates are awarded to: Kelly Bewick Guy Rundle Rachael Gray Miranda […]

Category: News

Protected: Dorothy Heathcote’s Planning for Advanced Weekend Nov 2015

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Category: MoE Training

Notes from Oct 2015 weekend

RFH October 2015 – Saturday Morning Beanstalk – Castles “If I said to you, castles, what sort of things could you invent to do with that subject?What does castles bring to the curriculum table?” Sheets of A3 paper in the middle of the carpet, laid out in a rectangle with a single sheet placed above. […]

Category: Training

Mantle of the Expert at Ringsfield Hall Advanced Weekend November 13-15 2015

In 2010 Dorothy Heathcote travelled to Turkey to work on her last large scale Mantle of the Expert project. She spent a week working with a class of teenagers creating an elaborate context involving a team of engineers. On her return she wrote up her planning in enormous detail and sent a handwritten copy to […]

Category: MoE Training, Training

New Study Day at Woodrow First School – October 13th 2015

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 13th October 2015 is now available […]

Category: MoE Training, Training

Quality Mark 2015

We are delighted to announce the following teachers have been awarded the mantle of the expert Quality Mark: Priory Church in Wales School, Brecon – August 2015 Lead Practitioner certificates are awarded to: Shelley Elizabeth Hughes Janet Marie Davies Miss Amanda Jeanette Blain Lisa Preece Angela Howell Lynsey Anne McCrohon

Category: News

Important information regarding Ofsted & Assessment

I’ve recently read two important documents regarding changes to Ofsted and the new arrangements for school assessment. These changes will significant affect primary practice and the way schools monitor teaching and learning, as a consequence they are essential reading for everyone in primary eduction. The first was published by Ofsted in May 2015: Ofsted inspections – […]

Category: Articles

Some notes from the Advanced Weekend – March 2015

RFH Saturday Morning Projections of Role: 1. Teacher in and out of Role 2. Full role 3. Twilight role (coming ‘into’ the role) – Luke rolls up his sleeves (also called shadowy role) 4. Secondary role (he’ll be here soon, someone to consider who’s not in the room) Tim in secondary role: Step 1: LA […]

Category: Uncategorized

New website for West Midlands Mantle of the Expert Network

The West Midlands Mantle of the Expert Network has launched a new website, which introduces the range of activities the network undertakes, including training events, coaching and mentoring, and special projects in schools. Current work includes a Mantle project for primary schools on Anglo-Saxon Britain. The website can be found here: www.westmidlandsmantle.co.uk

Category: News

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