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Classroom Secrets review by Nicola

Date: 30.04.2022

Review subject: Maths

Phase: Primary

Reviewer: Nicola, Subject coordinator

  • Rural LA maintained school 41 pupils in Oxfordshire
  • Ofsted rating: Good
  • FSM: 7.3%


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

It links nicely to White Rose Maths


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

Well: The content is inclusive and sensitively presented

There are multiple differentiated worksheets


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

It does this really well with its worksheets


How well does it engage and motivate pupils?

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

I find it pretty repetitive and doesn't always offer the extra on top of fluency


How well supported is it by accompanying formative assessments?

Reasonably: There is some formative assessment included, but its usefulness is a bit limited

There are some available but I wouldn't go to this site for this anyway as WRM produces its own


How well does it support planning?

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

It goes alongside White Rose Maths well


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

It can be sent out to those at hoome


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's hard when you work in a very small school to be able to afford all options


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