Schoolzone | Kapow Primary review by Jill

Kapow Primary review by Jill

Date: 29.04.2022

Review subject: Design Technology

Phase: Primary

Reviewer: Jill, Teacher

  • Urban Academy 269 pupils in County Durham
  • Ofsted rating: Requires improvement
  • FSM: 49.1%


Review rating:

Average rating across all Kapow reviews: 4.3/5

A good way of making sure we have covered the curriculum without adding too much to teachers workload.


How well does it match the curriculum?

Well: It covers the curriculum as well as we expected

Easy to follow. Good coverage. Can be left for HLTAs for PPA cover


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

Reasonably: There is some representation of minorities and no real stereotyping

Topics covered could be more diverse.


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

Most pupils can access it at their level.


How well does it engage and motivate pupils?

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

Enjoyable and easy to make interesting.


How well supported is it by accompanying formative assessments?

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

Assessment not always precise enough


How well does it support planning?

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

Can be given to HLTAs to deliver as same high standard



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