Secondary Shanghai Showcase, Cambridge

In January 2019, Impington Village College hosted two Chinese teachers (as part of the Shanghai Teacher Exchange Program organised by the NCETM). They taught Year seven students using a ‘mastery’ style, promoting deep understanding.


  • an understanding of the concepts of Teaching for Mastery,
  • first-hand experience in Shanghai-style lessons,
  • insights into teaching methods that can be immediately implemented in your classroom,
  • appreciation for the differences in school systems,
  • advice for next steps.

Presentations from the Showcase

Shanghai experience

Structuring Inquiry

Shanghai TRG

Lessons can be downloaded from