Schoolzone | RE Today review by Headteacher, Ealing

RE Today review by Headteacher, Ealing

Date: 29.04.2022

Review subject: RE

Phase: Primary

Reviewer: Headteacher Ealing

  • City LA maintained school 654 pupils (oversubscribed) in Ealing 
  • Ofsted rating: Outstanding
  • FSM: 32.1%


Review rating:

Average rating across all RE Today reviews: 4/5

Does help teach a tricky subject as teacher subject knowledge is hard.


How well does it match the curriculum?

Well: It covers the curriculum as well as we expected

The new RE curriculum is hard to teach and this helps with some of the tricky overarching questions


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

Well: The content is inclusive and sensitively presented

It is inclusive and supports British values


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

Reasonably: It doesn’t reach out ARP SEND pupils so we have to heavily adapt


How well does it engage and motivate pupils?

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

It enables the teachers to teach it better so therefore engage pupils


How well supported is it by accompanying formative assessments?

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

It is hard to do this in RE so it tries hard!


How well does it support planning?

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

It really assists the teachers in each unit


How well does it support home use / independent learning?

Badly: It’s not really suitable for home use or independent learning

Not appropriate for remote learning but we don’t need it for that


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

For price - fair enough


Search all reviews

©Schoolzone 2022. Please contact us if you would like to reproduce any of this review