SPAG.com review by RobinDate: 05.05.2022
Review subject: SPAG
Reviewer: Robin, Headteacher
- Rural LA maintained school 75 pupils in West Northamptonshire
- Ofsted rating: Requires improvement
- FSM: 10.7%
Average rating across all SPAG.com reviews: 4.0/5
How well does it match the curriculum?
Well: It covers the curriculum as well as we expected
Resource is well matched to NC requirements
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
With support and direction from adults, the resource can be directed to meet needs of all learners
How well does it engage and motivate pupils?
Well: Pupils generally enjoy using it and tend to welcome doing so
Children enjoy achieving positive outcomes
How well supported is it by accompanying formative assessments?
Well: We could (or do) use it for monitoring individual pupil progress
Feedback helps identify gaps in learning
How well does it support planning?
Well: It’s fairly self-contained and can be used with minimal preparation
Easy for staff to allocate activities to pupils
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
Can be tricky for parents to effectively support pupils
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
Very reasonably priced