England/China Maths Teacher Exchange

An important component of the Teaching for Mastery Programme is the annual exchange of teachers between schools in England and those in Shanghai. Every school year since 2014-2015 (and now confirmed to continue with primary and secondary teachers, to 2020), a group of teachers in England, usually two per Maths Hub, has taken part in this exchange. The format is broadly as follows: teachers from England spend two weeks observing how maths is taught in Shanghai schools. Later in the school year, they host partner Shanghai teachers at their own schools in England for a fortnight. When the Shanghai teachers are here, their lessons are observed by teachers from neighbouring schools in every Maths Hub area. Post-lesson discussions take place, in which the lesson design and delivery is un-picked in detail, with a view to understanding how teaching for mastery can work in local classrooms. In this way, across England, several thousand teachers have been exposed to the successful Shanghai version of teaching for mastery. 

For more information please contact the project lead:

England-China Mathematics Teacher Exchange – Showcase Lessons!

Coldean Primary School,
12 Kenwards,
Brighton BN1 9EN

Tuesday 22 January
Thursday 24 January

09:00 – 12:30

Places limited to TWO teachers per school!

For further details about this course, please download the attached FLYER.


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The staff and children at Coldean Primary School invite you to join us for a morning of mathematics lessons followed by a ‘Teacher Research Group’ style discussion.

The morning will include:

  • A Year 3 lesson on subtraction
  • A Year 5 lesson on division
  • Teacher research group discussions following the lesson with Ms. Linyan Hou and Ms. Minzhu Miao

We look forward to welcoming you in January!

Please note that there will not be any parking available in the school carpark for this event. However, parking is free in the surrounding streets.