Billericay teacher visits Shanghai as part of maths exchange programme

A teacher from South Green Junior School in Billericay has been selected to take part in a prestigious teacher exchange, focusing on mathematics, with a partner school in Shanghai.

Jon Simmons is among around 30 expert primary mathematics teachers from schools across England taking part in the exchange organised by the Department for Education (DfE) as part of the Maths Hubs Programme. South Green Juniors is working with the Matrix Maths Hub.

The purpose of the exchange is to further develop the understanding and implementation of mastery approaches to teaching maths at South Green Junior School, and in local partner schools Mr Simmons is working with during the school year 2019/20.

The teacher exchange is one part of the Teaching for Mastery Programme, run by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) in conjunction with the Maths Hubs Programme, funded by the DfE.

Funding for the whole four-year programme, initially amounting to £41 million, was launched in July 2016.

The partner teachers from Shanghai will visit South Green Junior School for two weeks in March 2020.

Mick Ferris

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