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Chinese teachers flown in to improve maths in England

Chinese maths teachers are to be flown to England in a bid to boost the country's standards in the subject.

Up to 60 English-speaking teachers from cities such as Shanghai will be taking part in a new exchange programme Credit: PA

Up to 60 English-speaking teachers will take part in a new exchange programme that will also see English maths teachers working in schools in China, the Department for Education said.

Ministers have previously said that England can learn from Asian nations which have topped international league tables in key subjects.

Recent international tests put Shanghai, along with a number of other Asian nations, at the top for maths skills.