China-England Exchange: Background


Mastery Specialist teachers - Sarah Wilkins, Oughtrington primary school and Doug Pitts, Newfold CPS visited Shanghai last term for 14 days to learn from and share good practice with the Chinese teachers. During their stay Doug and Sarah had the opportunity to plan, teach and observe the children being immersed in teacher research group sessions.


On 12th January 2019, Newfold CPS hosted the two Chinese teachers, Ms Jie Chen and Ms Fei Hou, to continue the exchange visit.

Whilst they are here the teachers will be based in the Y2 and Y6 classes led a number of open sessions and schools involved in the TFM programmes were invited to attend throughout the two-week period.

All schools were invited to a China/England Exchange: Modelling Mathematical Pedagogy event - an exciting opportunity to observe Teaching for Mastery in action.

Attendees were able to discuss and observe a primary mathematics lesson, delivered by the visiting teachers from Shanghai, based on the 5 big ideas behind Teaching for Mastery.