Schoolzone | review by Carol review by Carol

Date: 29.04.2022

Review subject: English

Phase: Primary

Reviewer: Carol, KS2 teacher

  • Urban Special school 99 Pupils in Lancashire
  • Ofsted rating: Outstanding
  • FSM: 35%


Review rating:

Average rating across all reviews: 4/5


How well does it match the curriculum?

Well: It covers the curriculum as well as we expected

Good coverage of all aspects of grammar which comes into all curriculum areas


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

The scheme cover all abilities across Yr 5 & 6


How well does it engage and motivate pupils?

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

The pupils express differing opinions but generally the coverage is good for their needs


How well supported is it by accompanying formative assessments?

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

The information that it provides backs up assessment information


How well does it support planning?

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

Provides useful information to support planning


How well does it support home use / independent learning?

Well: Pupils could be expected to use this at home or independently, with a minimum amount of support or additional resources

It is a good tool to use as part of homework


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


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