Kapow Primary review by SarahDate: 05.05.2022
Review subject: Design Technology
Reviewer: Sarah, Deputy head
- City LA maintained school 442 pupils in Southwark
- Ofsted rating: Outstanding
- FSM: 41.1%
Average rating across all Kapow reviews: 4.3/5
Either 3 or 6 lessons would be better organisation
How well does it match the curriculum?
Well: It covers the curriculum as well as we expected
The organisation across the year groups is great, the mixed year groups planning is great.
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
There is differentiation on all planning
How well does it engage and motivate pupils?
Well: Pupils generally enjoy using it and tend to welcome doing so
Children enjoy the final activities, when they get to make the product.
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 assessment notes for each lesson
How well does it support planning?
Brilliantly: It has everything you could need and is straightforward to use with classes
This is be is really strong
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
All resources are accessible
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