Schoolzone | Classroom Secrets review by Clare

Classroom Secrets review by Clare

Date: 05.05.2022

Review subject: English

Phase: Primary

Reviewer: Clare, Subject coordinator

  • Rural LA maintained school 250 pupils in Derbyshire
  • Ofsted rating: Good
  • FSM: 11.4%


Review rating:

Average rating across all Classroom Secrets reviews: 4/5


How well does it match the curriculum?

Well: It covers the curriculum as well as we expected

Particularly useful for SPaG


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

Reasonably: There is some representation of minorities and no real stereotyping


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

I only use it in my classroom, but it is differentiated. Not a resource purchased by school.


How well does it engage and motivate pupils?

Reasonably: We can’t use it too often or for too long

To be honest I only use it for extension purposes.


How well does it support planning?

Reasonably: Mostly we can use it without an unreasonable amount of effort or additional resource requirement

Especially in the early days when I was unsure of some of the terminology


How well does it support home use / independent learning?

Reasonably: It could be used at home or independently, but pupils would need some extra support or resources

I’ve seen other schools use it on their websites for home learning.


How would you rate it for value for money compared to similar resources?

Reasonably: It represents about the same value for money as similar resources I’ve seen

It is quite cheap for a vast amount of resources


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