Schoolzone | review by Robin review by Robin

Date: 05.05.2022

Review subject: SPAG

Phase: Primary

Reviewer: Robin, Headteacher

  • Rural LA maintained school 75 pupils in West Northamptonshire
  • Ofsted rating: Requires improvement
  • FSM: 10.7%


Review rating:

Average rating across all 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


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