Developing Mantle of the Expert – support available

We know that schools are engaged in revisiting and developing the core purpose behind their curriculum, and that in many cases this has promoted a desire to develop more creative pedagogies.

Following a full year of work alongside Luke Abbott, renowned international Mantle of the Expert (M of E), the Alliance now has access to a unique and rich group of expert practitioners who will be able to support a wider network of schools and teachers. At the end of the year’s training, Luke evaluated the practice of each of the participating teachers and as a result 6 have been accredited as Lead Practitioners and 10 as Practitioners.

If you want more information about the support available, please contact Tracy Goodway via

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Mantle of the Expert re-frames the teacher and student in fictional roles in which the students are endowed as experts in a specific field. Students are more than passive receivers of knowledge, rather they are the ones constructing it.’

“Pupils were clearly engaged; the energy in the classroom felt entirely different……in addition to the excitement, the learning had clearly stuck”

“Mantle supports my goal of enthusing children in their work, in particular their writing”

“Be brave, take risks, reflect and then have another go. It’s worth it!”