Schoolzone | Classroom Secrets review by Rachael

Classroom Secrets review by Rachael

Date: 29.04.2022

Review subject: Maths

Phase: Primary

Reviewer: Rachael, Deputy head

  • Urban LA maintained school 139 pupils in North Northamptonshire
  • Ofsted rating: Good
  • FSM: 12.9%


Review rating:

Average rating across all Classroom Secrets reviews: 4/5


How well does it match the curriculum?

Brilliantly: There is more content (eg support / extension activities) than we expected

I love Classroom Secrets, easy to use great modelling powerpoints and good range of questions used on the worksheets


How well does it support your school’s inclusion/diversity/equal opportunities policy?

Well: The content is inclusive and sensitively presented

i like how it can easily be printed larger to support visually impaired students, some colour used to engage but does not cost a fortune to print, easy to access the previous years work to support lower ability children.


How well does it support differentiation for the full range of the classes you use it with?

Brilliantly: There is a wide enough range of resources to provide a good range of options for all pupils

Really useful and easy to use.


How well does it engage and motivate pupils?

Brilliantly: Pupils love using and are excited when they know they are going to do so

They like the challenge of getting onto GD work


How well supported is it by accompanying formative assessments?

Brilliantly: We use it for monitoring pupils or classes, for gap analysis or to inform intervention strategies

Fits in with our assessments well


How well does it support planning?

Brilliantly: It has everything you could need and is straightforward to use with classes

Easy to follow, small steps


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

Easy to send home


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

Brilliantly: It’s possibly the best value for money of any similar resources I’ve seen



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