Study Day: Priory School, Brecon


Come spend the day with us to observe the responsible team step into a mantle. Observe Mantle of the Expert in all classrooms across the school and ‘step into’ a mantle in an afternoon workshop.

Mantle of the Expert is a dramatic inquiry-based method of teaching and learning invented and developed by Professor Dorothy Heathcote. Developing it as our pedagogy at Priory School has challenged all of our pupils and staff to greater levels of thinking, questioning and creativity. For our school it has proven to be an inclusive, respectful and successful vehicle in which to teach and learn together.

We’re thrilled to be able to hold our first Mantle of the Expert study day after such a long time! Mantle of the Expert is the main pedagogical approach at our school, it creates an authentic context for learning and has enabled us all to develop our practice, ethos and vision to ensure we work towards the New Curriculum in Wales. Come and spend the day with us to see for yourself the characteristics of the four purposes and the pedagogical principles illustrated through our work.

Outline of the day
9:15 – coffee and welcome
9:30 – presentation – Priory CiW School, the new curriculum in Wales and how Mantle of the Expert has enabled us to work towards realizing our vision of developing agency and purpose for all pupils.
10:30 – observations in classrooms across the school
12 midday – break for lunch
1:00 – Mantle of the Expert workshop with pupils and course participants
Cost per participant - £80.
For further information or to book a place please email the headteacher Lynsey McCrohon on

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Date & Time
Thursday 19 May 2022 9:15am

Priory CIW School

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