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
The first day we went to Shanghai Normal University where Professor Gu gave us a lecture on Variation and all its different forms and how it challenges children to think in more depth and ensures they really, truly understand a concept.