Schoolzone | Kapow Primary review by Sarah

Kapow Primary review by Sarah

Date: 05.05.2022


Review subject: Design Technology

Phase: Primary

Reviewer: Sarah, Deputy head

  • City LA maintained school 442 pupils in Southwark
  • Ofsted rating: Outstanding
  • FSM: 41.1%


Review rating:

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

Great value


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