White Rose Maths review by Anja TylerDate: 05.05.2022
Review subject: Maths
Reviewer: Anja Tyler, Headteacher
- Rural LA maintained school 89 pupils in Hertfordshire
- Ofsted rating: Good
- FSM: 5.6%
Average rating across all White Rose reviews: 4.3/5
I like the free elements
How well does it match the curriculum?
Reasonably: It’s good enough for the money, but needs some additional resources
It’s good for providing challenge and mastery based tasks. It’s not so good for basic skills learning.
How well does it support your school’s inclusion/diversity/equal opportunities policy?
Reasonably: There is some representation of minorities and no real stereotyping
It doesn’t exclude anyone.
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
It’s particularly good at challenging more able.
How well does it engage and motivate pupils?
Well: Pupils generally enjoy using it and tend to welcome doing so
There’s a good range of choice of activities
How well supported is it by accompanying formative assessments?
Reasonably: There is some formative assessment included, but its usefulness is a bit limited
They’re not as relevant towards SATs testing as others
How well does it support planning?
Reasonably: Mostly we can use it without an unreasonable amount of effort or additional resource requirement
How well does it support home use / independent learning?
Badly: It’s not really suitable for home use or independent learning
There’s a lot of adult suppprt needed so not really appropriate
How would you rate it for value for money compared to similar resources?
Reasonably: It represents about the same value for money as similar resources I’ve seen
There are lots of free resources