National Geographic Society review by KateDate: 27.04.2022
Review subject: Geography
Reviewer: Kate, Geography coordinator
- Urban LA maintained school 244 pupils in Wiltshire
- Ofsted rating: Requires improvement
- FSM: 26.6%
Average rating across all National Geographic Society reviews: 3.7/5
Different range of activities but limited by the topics it covers
How well does it match the curriculum?
Badly: There are many gaps in curriculum coverage
It has a few resources you can use
How well does it support your school’s inclusion/diversity/equal opportunities policy?
Reasonably: There is some representation of minorities and no real stereotyping
It presents differences fairly
How well does it support differentiation for the full range of the classes you use it with?
Reasonably: There is nothing for SEND
There is no adaptation
How well does it engage and motivate pupils?
Well: Pupils generally enjoy using it and tend to welcome doing so
They enjoy the range of tadks
How well supported is it by accompanying formative assessments?
Reasonably: There is some formative assessment included, but its usefulness is a bit limited
You would need to supplement it
How well does it support planning?
Well: It’s fairly self-contained and can be used with minimal preparation
You need to be mindful of SEND pupils
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
How would you rate it for value for money compared to similar resources?
Reasonably: It represents about the same value for money as similar resources I’ve seen
You need to carefully read it and make adjustments
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