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.’

10 CTSA schools are currently engaged in an exciting year long project to develop Mantle of the Expert as a whole school approach. Working with Luke Abbott, renowned international MoE expert, participant schools are engaging in joint training days and in-school side-by-side teaching and observation sessions in smaller ‘triad’ groupings.

The year long programme will culminate in a final conference to be held on 4 July 2019, where participant schools will showcase their practice. The Alliance will then have access to a unique and rich group of expert practitioners who will be able to support a wider network of schools and teachers.

“I have been using MoE for 4 years now and am passionate about the way it has transformed the teaching and learning in my classroom. My relationship with the children and the pedagogy I use to teach have been radically changed through my understanding of this system. I have seen children of all abilities come alive with the possibilities opened up through this work. I have never seen children so engaged, motivated and in tune with the learning going on.”

If you want more information about this article please contact Tracy Goodway via cpdctsa@newlandsspring.essex.sch.uk