Schoolzone | Sing Up review by Karen Holm

Sing Up review by Karen Holm

Date: 05.05.2022

 Review subject: Music

Phase: Primary

Reviewer: Karen Holm, SENDCo

  • Rural Free School 94 pupils in Shropshire
  • Ofsted rating: Outstanding
  • FSM: 5.3%


Review rating:

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


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