12 January 2018

Chinese teachers model maths mastery as Erdington school welcomes hundreds of educators

Hundreds of headteachers and teachers from across the country and government officials will flock to Erdington’s Slade Primary School, part of the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership (ATLP) over the next fortnight (15-26 January) when the school welcomes two visitors from Shanghai.

The school is part of the National Centre for the Teaching of Mathematics China-England Teacher Exchange, which looks at the teaching of Maths in Shanghai in order to develop maths teaching in England.

Clare Williams, Slade’s strategic maths leader, was one of 70 UK teachers to visit Shanghai last September. Now two teachers from China, Mingming (Ella) and Wang Fei (Phoebe) will spend two weeks in Birmingham teaching Slade pupils. READ more here: http://www.atlp.org.uk/erdington-teacher-heads-to-china-for-lessons-in-maths-mastery/

As part of the exchange, Mingming and Wang Fei will teach daily ‘showcase’ lessons in year 2 and year 5. These lessons will be observed by teachers and headteachers from all over the country -and from as far a field as Jersey – as well as representatives from the National Centre for the Teaching of Mathematics and the Department for Education. Slade will welcome an average of 50 adults for each lesson to observe the teaching of these excellent teachers.

Clare said:

We are honoured to welcome our Chinese visitors to the school so that we, and hundreds of education professionals, can learn more about maths mastery. Our children are already benefitting from this progressive style of teaching and we know that they will gain so much from these special lessons by excellent maths teachers over the next two weeks.

It was a real privilege to be selected for this project, following my productive visit to Shanghai last year. We hope that by being a model school, others can see maths mastery in action so that we can share in this excellence and deliver world-class maths education.”

READ our interview with Clare:  http://www.atlp.org.uk/greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts/