Classroom Secrets review by ClareDate: 05.05.2022
Review subject: English
Reviewer: Clare, Subject coordinator
- Rural LA maintained school 250 pupils in Derbyshire
- Ofsted rating: Good
- FSM: 11.4%
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