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White Rose Maths review by Anja Tyler

Date: 05.05.2022

 Review subject: Maths

Phase: Primary

Reviewer: Anja Tyler, Headteacher

  • Rural LA maintained school 89 pupils in Hertfordshire
  • Ofsted rating: Good
  • FSM: 5.6%

 

Review rating:

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

 

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