Sing Up review by Karen HolmDate: 05.05.2022
Review subject: Music
Reviewer: Karen Holm, SENDCo
- Rural Free School 94 pupils in Shropshire
- Ofsted rating: Outstanding
- FSM: 5.3%
Average rating across all Sing Up reviews: 4/5
Supports non-specialists well to deliver the subject
How well does it match the curriculum?
Well: It covers the curriculum as well as we expected
Content is being released this year that matches our curriculum expectation.
How well does it support your school’s inclusion/diversity/equal opportunities policy?
Reasonably: There is some representation of minorities and no real stereotyping
Wide range of songs from different cultures.
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
Useful resources to support different abilities
How well does it engage and motivate pupils?
Brilliantly: Pupils love using and are excited when they know they are going to do so
Children are loving using this
How well supported is it by accompanying formative assessments?
Reasonably: There is some formative assessment included, but its usefulness is a bit limited
Some resources available
How well does it support planning?
Brilliantly: It has everything you could need and is straightforward to use with classes
Provides everything needed for class teachers
How would you rate it for value for money compared to similar resources?
Well: It’s worth the money and effort to introduce – more so than many similar resources I’ve seen
Good cost for available resources