London South West Maths Hub


China England Exchange  2018-2019


Each year, around 70 teachers from English schools, two from each Maths Hub area, travel to Shanghai in the autumn term and, later in the school year, host their partner teachers from Shanghai for a two-week visit in their schools in England.

As well as the Primary Mastery Specialist teachers taking part in the 2018-2019 exchange, there were also 16 Secondary Mastery Specialist teachers participating in a pilot to explore how effective the exchange is in informing Mastery Specialist development.


Outward Visit of English Teachers:

  • Saturday 24th November 2018  -  Friday 7th December 2018

London SW Maths Hub Primary Mastery Specialists, Ciara Sutton - Fitzpatrick and Ben Rankine  visited Shanghai in November 2018.  They shared their experiences in a daily blog which you can see here. 


The return visit by Shanghai teachers and the work in host schools

  • Saturday 12th January – Saturday 26th January 2019. 

Host School

Two Shangahi teachers were based together in a single host school for the duration of the return leg visit.  This year, the host school was Wimbledon Park Primary School, Havana Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 8EJ.

Showcase events

The London South West Maths hub once again was delighted to offer the opportunity to experience and observe first-hand Shanghai teaching practice in an English KS1 and KS2 classroom.



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London SW Maths Hub English teachers in Shanghai 2017-2018


The exchange visit to Shanghai took place from Saturday 16th September to Friday 29th September 2017 inclusive.

Read the blog of our Primary Mastery Specialists Nicola Ballantine and Adam Malin who took part in the first leg of the 2017-2018 exchange in Shanghai.