Schoolzone | La Jolie Ronde review by Gary

La Jolie Ronde review by Gary

Date: 28.04.2022

Review subject: Languages

Phase: Primary

Reviewer: Gary, Headteacher

  • Rural LA maintained school 214 pupils in Nottinghamshire
  • Ofsted rating: Outstanding
  • FSM: 2.8%


Review rating:

Average rating across all La Jolie Ronde reviews: 4.5/5

A good resource that will satisfy the national curriculum needs and support less confident teachers


How well does it match the curriculum?

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

Clear progression through years covering the national curriculum


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

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

Good support for less able; ethnic diversity not immediately apparent


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

Highest ability need greater challenge


How well does it engage and motivate pupils?

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

Children enjoy lessons, they are paced and use a range of resources


How well supported is it by accompanying formative assessments?

Well: We could (or do) use it for monitoring individual pupil progress

Clear objectives make formative assessment clear


How well does it support planning?

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

All the planning is there, just needs adapting to class context


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

Not much opportunity for independent enquiry, but I’m not sure this is needed unless it could be included for the gifted.


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 value


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