For the last seven years we have been working with the Qattan Foundation in Palestine developing Mantle of the Expert in schools across the country. Based around their hugely successful summer course, where Palestinian teachers from all over the Middle East travel for an intensive two week course in drama for learning, the Qattan project is one of the most advanced and extensive Mantle of the Expert programmes in the world.
This paper records a sequence of lessons planned and taught by Lisa Hinton and Luke Abbott at Woodrow First School, Redditch in October 2016. It involves the use of Dorothy Heathcote’s ‘Task Rubric‘, which she documented in detail during her work in Turkey in 2010 and was later decoded by Luke during a weekend at Ringsfield Hall in November 2015.
“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
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 […]
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.
This 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.
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. […]
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 […]
West Yorkshire Playhouse – Sat 9 January 2016 – 9:00 – 4:30 A conference to celebrate using drama in ALL subject areas and phases of learning Workshop leaders: Hywel Roberts Ruth Saxton – Alwoodley Primary School Paul Bateson – Hemsworth Arts & Community Academy Plus more TBC Cost: £21.99 Please click here to download the […]
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