Luke Abbott was a student of Dorothy Heathcote at Newcastle University and took his Master's degree from her in 1981: It was then that Mantle of the Expert was first introduced as a teaching and learning approach. Luke was one of the first students of Dr Heathcote to research and systematically apply MoE in his classroom practice. After graduating, he spent nine years studying MoE at Stantonbury College, Milton Keynes: a secondary school with a special focus on research and innovation. He then went on to work as an advisor, trainer and supervisor to teachers and educators to develop and apply the approach
In his nearly forty years of experience, Luke has taught in hundreds of schools across the UK and beyond. His work is recognised internationally and has been essential in spreading and applying MoE as an innovative pedagogy for the future.
Luke has been a curriculum advisor to the Primary Education Inspectorate in the UK. He has also worked regularly in Jiangsu (China) as an advisor on special curriculum projects and as a teacher trainer in Palestine.
Bob Selderslaghs has attended four training weekends with Luke so far and in 2017 invited him as a guest lecturer for the first Summer School MoE at DE SINGEL arts campus in Antwerp.