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Training events will appear soon.

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 […]

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

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 […]

New Quality Mark Training School – Recreation Road Infants, Norwich

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

New Quality Mark Training School – Priory Church in Wales School, Brecon

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 […]

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

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Mantle of the Expert Quality Marks 2014

RATIONALE In the past few years much has changed on the educational stage in the UK and internationally. Drama for learning methods as well as the adoption of Mantle of the Expert systems in many learning contexts is becoming more widespread in the UK and in several other countries notably in the Middle East, Palestine […]

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