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 will also be 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, will be visiting Shanghai in November 2018.  They will be sharing their experiences in a daily blog which will be posted on our website. 


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

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


Host School

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


Showcase events

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


Target Audience: Headteachers, Senior Leaders and Subject Leaders.


Wednesday 23rd January 2019 - KS1 Showcase (08.30 – 11.30)


Thursday 24th January 2019 -KS2 Showcase (08.30 – 11.30)


The sessions commence at 8.30am with registration at 8am and include:


  • Lessons from Shanghai led by Mastery Specialists
  • Introduction from London SW Maths Hub Teaching for Mastery – pedagogy
  • Lesson Showcase
  • Panel review led by London SW Maths Hub including Q & A session


For booking enquiries please contact


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.