Schoolzone | Kapow Primary Design Technology review by Jeanette

Kapow Primary Design Technology review by Jeanette

Date: 29.04.2022

Review subject: Design Technology

Phase: Primary

Reviewer: Jeanette, Headteacher

  • Rural LA maintained school 202 pupils in Norfolk
  • Ofsted rating: Good
  • FSM: 10.4%


Review rating:

Average rating across all Kapow reviews: 4.3/5


How well does it match the curriculum?

Well: It covers the curriculum as well as we expected

Great support for subject lead.


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

Well: The content is inclusive and sensitively presented

Additional support is needed for planning for SEN pupils.


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

Reasonably: Staff plan additional support or SEN.  Higher attainers are not stretched.

Higher attainers need stretch to extend their skills.


How well does it engage and motivate pupils?

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

Children like the activities and staff have been enthusiastic about delivering the work.


How well supported is it by accompanying formative assessments?

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

Assessments need to be easily delivered and analysed.


How well does it support planning?

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

Videos are great, especially for non-specialists.



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

Buying in separate subjects can be uneconomical.


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