An important component of the overall Teaching for Mastery Programme is the annual exchange of teachers between schools in England and those in Shanghai. Every school year since 2014-2015 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 spent a week or two observing how maths is taught in Shanghai schools, and later in the school year host partner Shanghai teachers at their own schools in England for a fortnight or more. When the Shanghai teachers are here, their lessons are observed by teachers from neighbouring schools in every Maths Hub area, and post lesson discussions take place, in which the lesson design and delivery in un-picked in detail. In this way, across the country, several thousand English school teachers have been exposed to this version of teaching for mastery in this way.
The fifth China–England exchange is now underway. Seventy Primary teachers and a dozen Secondary teachers from England visit schools in Shanghai during November 2018 to observe maths teaching there and in January their Chinese exchange partners spend two weeks teaching maths at schools in England.
Jurassic Maths Hub are participating at Primary level with CODE Maths Hub to facilitate an exchange in Shiphay, Torbay. We have also been selected as one of eight to host a secondary exchange in the Castle School, Taunton.