Dogmersfield is recognised as a 'Mantle Training School', which we are very proud of.
Mantle of the Expert
At Dogmersfield we use an approach to learning called ‘Mantle of the Expert’, where children are part of a fictional responsible team (for example a team of historical researchers) who are commissioned by a client to carry out different roles and responsibilities. In this way the children learn about real adult jobs and roles in a safe context. They encounter problems and tensions that could be encountered in real life. Taking on the ‘Mantle of the Expert’ means agreeing to be part of a team who can solve problems and who can help others. Children love this approach to the curriculum because it brings meaning to the subjects that they are learning about.