Schoolzone | Education City review by Deborah J

Education City review by Deborah J

Date: 07.07.2022

Review subject: Maths

Phase: Primary

Reviewer: Deborah J, Headteacher

  • Urban Academy 447 pupils in Cambridgeshire
  • Ofsted rating: Good
  • FSM: 11.9%


Review rating:

Average rating across all Education City reviews: 3.9/5

How well does it match the curriculum?

Well: It covers the curriculum as well as we expected

It supports our curriculum as a homework tool. It was useful for lockdown and home learning. Easy for parents to access and follow. Easy for staff to build into planning.


How well does it support adaptation for different groups of pupils?

Well: A large majority of resources are suitably differentiated for pupils

We use it as a tool to support our curriculum not as our curriculum so it works well for us. We are happy that we can make it easily accessible to parents and staff.


How well does it engage and motivate pupils?

Well: Pupils generally enjoy using it and tend to welcome doing so

Children enjoy using the activities although as it is homework not all complete however our children are young and need parental support and guidance.


How well supported is it by any included formative assessments?

Well: We could (or do) use it for monitoring individual pupil progress

We don’t really use it in this way as we have a well established assessment process in school already.


How well does it support planning?

Well: It’s fairly self-contained and can be used with minimal preparation

We use it as an addition to our planning and it works well for us. We are happy with how it works for us.


How well does it support home use / independent learning?

Well: Pupils could be expected to use this at home or independently, with a minimum amount of support or additional resources

Children use it at home. Our children would generally need parental support as they are young.


How would you rate it for value for money compared to similar resources?

Well: It’s worth the money and effort to introduce – more so than many similar resources I’ve seen

We are well established users and happy that it works for us. Always happy to have additional activities included.


Would you recommend it to a colleague in a similar school to yours? 9/11


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