Power Maths review by Graeme FarquharDate: 27.04.2022
Review subject: Maths
Reviewer: Graeme Farquhar, Deputy head
- City LA maintained school 907 pupils in Barking and Dagenham
- Ofsted rating: Outstanding
- FSM: 22.5%
Average rating across all Power Maths reviews: 3.5/5
More support for lower ability children needed
How well does it match the curriculum?
Well: It covers the curriculum as well as we expected
How well does it support your school’s inclusion/diversity/equal opportunities policy?
Well: The content is inclusive and sensitively presented
Involves a range of different ‘real life experiences’
How well does it support differentiation for the full range of the classes you use it with?
Reasonably: Support for those who don’t quite get the concept. Needs more support for LPA chidlren
How well does it engage and motivate pupils?
Brilliantly: Pupils love using and are excited when they know they are going to do so
It’s very engaging
How well supported is it by accompanying formative assessments?
Well: We could (or do) use it for monitoring individual pupil progress
Our assessment is changing so it doesn’t quite align with our system.
How well does it support planning?
Well: It’s fairly self-contained and can be used with minimal preparation
It is well planned and very few changes are needed because it is whole class
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. It’s fairly priced
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