SPAG.com review by ElizabethDate: 29.04.2022
Review subject: SPAG
Reviewer: Elizabeth, Headteacher
- Urban Academy 419 pupils in Bracknell Forest
- Ofsted rating: Good
- FSM: 9.7%
Average rating across all SPAG.com reviews: 4/5
A very well designed tool to help develop SPAG skills
How well does it match the curriculum?
Brilliantly: There is more content (eg support / extension activities) than we expected
An easy and enjoyable resource that pitches to the children. It’s easy to use as an educator and can help diagnose missing learning
How well does it support your school’s inclusion/diversity/equal opportunities policy?
Well: The content is inclusive and sensitively presented
I’ve not looked too closely as to range of names used nor contexts. This is something we look at regularly
How well does it support differentiation for the full range of the classes you use it with?
Brilliantly: There is a wide enough range of resources to provide a good range of options for all pupils
Excellent ability to differentiate with questions
How well does it engage and motivate pupils?
Brilliantly: Pupils love using and are excited when they know they are going to do so
Children really enjoy it
How well supported is it by accompanying formative assessments?
Brilliantly: We could (or do) use it for monitoring pupils or classes, for gap analysis or to inform intervention strategies
Really useful tool and closes gaps we may have from elsewhere
How well does it support planning?
Well: It’s fairly self-contained and can be used with minimal preparation
It’s pretty much self run
How well does it support home use / independent learning?
Brilliantly: We’d have very few reservations about using this extensively to support home learning
Children can log in regularly
How would you rate it for value for money compared to similar resources?
Brilliantly: It’s possibly the best value for money of any similar resources I’ve seen
Very cheap for output
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