SPAG.com review by CarolDate: 29.04.2022
Review subject: English
Reviewer: Carol, KS2 teacher
- Urban Special school 99 Pupils in Lancashire
- Ofsted rating: Outstanding
- FSM: 35%
Average rating across all SPAG.com 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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