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Shanghai Exchange Programme

West Park Academy has been selected to be one of two schools in the North East to take part in the Shanghai Exchange Programme.

As part of this, Miss Stokell, our maths mastery lead, visited Shanghai in September and taught in class. Two maths specialist teachers, Coco and Wang, from Shanghai came to teach children at West Park Academy in November.

It was an opportunity to learn from each other and develop maths teaching. Coco and Wang have been working with a Year 2 class and a Year 5 class over the last two weeks. This has been a fantastic opportunity, with over 150 teachers from across the North East who came to observe Coco and Wang teaching maths at West Park Academy.

As well, our Year 2 and Year 5 classes visited Carmel College to take part in Showcases with the Archimedes Maths Hub. Many of the teachers who observed have commented on how hard our children have worked, how polite and well behaved they are.

Well done to all involved.  Please watch our video below, showcasing this wonderful event.