Classroom Secrets review by Miss DDate: 05.05.2022
Review subject: Maths
Reviewer: Miss D, Headteacher
- Rural LA maintained school 221 pupils (oversubscribed) in Lincolnshire
- Ofsted rating: Good
- FSM: 19.6%
Average rating across all Classroom Secrets reviews: 4/5
This is a very good resource that supports planning and teaching well
How well does it match the curriculum?
Well: It covers the curriculum as well as we expected
The resources available support the classroom learning well and therefore save teachers’ time in planning and preparing lessons
How well does it support your school’s inclusion/diversity/equal opportunities policy?
Well: The content is inclusive and sensitively presented
How well does it support differentiation for the full range of the classes you use it with?
Well: A large majority of resources are suitably differentiated for pupils
Teachers find the resources enable them to meet the needs of the range of abilities in their classes
How well does it engage and motivate pupils?
Well: Pupils generally enjoy using it and tend to welcome doing so
The resources are engaging
How well supported is it by accompanying formative assessments?
Reasonably: There is some formative assessment included, but its usefulness is a bit limited
How well does it support planning?
Well: It’s fairly self-contained and can be used with minimal preparation
This saves teachers a lot of preparing time
How well does it support home use / independent learning?
Reasonably: It could be used at home or independently, but pupils would need some extra support or resources
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