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Ysgol Bryn Gwalia C.P.

Growing Together, Aiming High

Mantle of the Expert

Mantle of the Expert in 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 Ysgol Bryn Gwalia 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.


Mantle of the Expert  

  • 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