Schoolzone | DATA review by John

DATA review by John

Date: 27.04.2022

Review subject: Design Technology

Phase: Primary

Reviewer: John, Deputy head

  • Urban Academy 97 pupils in Wiltshire
  • FSM: 12.6%


Review rating:

Average rating across all DATA reviews: 4.3/5


How well does it match the curriculum?

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

Lots of content that can be manipulated to what is needed for the cohort.


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

Brilliantly: The content stands out as being particularly positive in this regard and would be welcome in any school like mine

Because it is a framework for planning it can be manipulated to meet the needs of all.


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

Needs careful consideration by the teacher but the ideas are there.


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 love the tasks.


How well supported is it by accompanying formative assessments?

Reasonably: There is some formative assessment included, but its usefulness is a bit limited

Some assessment ideas included.


How well does it support planning?

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

Lots of great ideas and flexibility.


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

Could be sent home for ideas.


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

Very good price.


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