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Mantle of the Expert

Mantle of the Expert: Event

Mantle of the Expert at our school

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. Mantle of the Expert has enabled us to create a  learning environment where staff and children  have mutual trust and respect  for one another.   MoE provides the children with the skills, confidence and knowledge   to participate  in  learning activities that take them out of their 'comfort zone'  enabling the whole class to   come together and work alongside all of their peers as a cohesive team. 


We are thrilled that through our  continuued commitment to developing staff expertise in Mantle of the Expert   in the Summer Term 2015 all of our teaching staff gained the Quality Mark status of Lead Practitioner in MoE. During the Autumn Term 2015 we were  awarded the Mantle of the Expert Quality Mark, qualifying us  as the first registered MoE Training School in Wales. During the Summer term 2018 our Learning Support Assistants were also awarded Quality mark status.

Mantle of the Expert: Portfolio

Mantle of the Expert  

Embracing and enabling  the pedagogical principles of the new curriculum for Wales
Creating authentic contexts for learning

Sustained pupil effort to reach high but achievable targets
Focus on the four core purposes
Encouraging learners to take responsibility for their own learning
Support social and emotional development and positive relationships
Promote problem solving, creative and critical thinking
Making connections within and across AoLEs
ENCOURAGE collaboration
Building on previous knowledge and experience to engage interest

Mantle of the Expert: Portfolio
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