“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
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. […]
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 […]
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 March 1st 2016 is […]
We are delighted to announce Recreation Road Infant School, Norwich 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: Michael Bunting Lead Practitioner certificates are awarded to: Jenny Lewis Luke Wheeler Ashleigh Cunningham
We are delighted to announce Priory Church in Wales School, Brecon 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 Trainer: Lynsey McCrohon Lead Practitioner: Angela Howell Claire Pugh Shelley Hughes Jan Davies Jeanette Blain Lisa Preece So read the […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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.