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England – Shanghai Teacher Exchange 2017-18

A teacher from Chiltern Primary School in Hull has been selected to take part in a prestigious teacher exchange, focusing on mathematics, with a partner school in Shanghai.

Karen Hill is among 70 expert mathematics teachers from schools across England taking part in an exchange as part of the Maths Hub programme. Chiltern Primary School is working with the Yorkshire and Humber Maths Hub.

The purpose of the exchange is to further develop the understanding and implementation of mastery approaches to teaching maths in Karen’s school, and in local partner schools she will be working with during the school year (2017-2018) and all schools in the region.

This is one part of what is called the Teaching for Mastery Programme, run by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) in conjunction with the Maths Hubs programme.

The group of teachers, all of whom completed the Mastery Specialists programme within their Maths Hubs last year, visited Shanghai in the first half of September this year, and hosting their partner teachers from Shanghai in English schools in November 2017.

There are 35 Maths Hubs, spread across England, each led by a school with a record of high achievement in maths and of supporting improvements in maths teaching and learning in neighbouring schools.

This is the fourth teacher exchange with schools in Shanghai since the Maths Hubs programme was launched in autumn 2014.

For more information, see the maths hubs website

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Showcase Events at Chiltern Primary School, November 2017

The Yorkshire and Humber Maths Hub in conjunction with Chiltern Primary in Hull are delighted to announce dates for the forthcoming Shanghai open classroom events. This is a unique opportunity to observe mastery taught by our visiting Chinese teachers.

How to get involved

The showcase events will take place at Chiltern Primary School, Chiltern Street, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU3 3PL on:

  • Wednesday 15th November 2017, 8:30am – 11:30am.
  • Thursday 16th November 2017, 8:30am – 11:30am.

Please note places are limited and will be given on a first come first served basis.

At these events, colleagues will have the opportunity to observe and discuss a primary mastery lesson based on the Shanghai methods.

There will be a pre-lesson briefing, the lesson, and then a teacher research discussion group afterwards. During this time the lesson and all the resources will be shared.

To secure a place at one of these events, please complete the booking form below:

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