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What is Kapow Primary?

Teach foundation subjects with confidence, rigour and enjoyment. Created by teachers for teachers, Kapow Primary includes teacher CPD videos and supporting materials that help you adapt our resources to the unique needs of your school.

Carefully sequenced schemes of work with guidance on how to adapt planning for the needs of your school and pupils. Unique teacher videos explain the key pedagogical and subject knowledge points of each lesson. Online and continually refreshed, Kapow Primary supports teachers and schools with the foundation subjects.

Lesson plans, IWB presentations and supporting resources, together with knowledge organisers and planning tools, to support the teaching of:

Art and design

Computing

Design and technology

Music

Geography

History

French

PSHE/RSE.

Schools can start with just one subject and unlock more as they develop their curriculum.

Recommended Usage

45 minutes per subject per week

Video & Screenshots

Educational Impact

improve teacher knowledge
90%
reduce teacher workload
89%
build student knowledge
87%
improve teaching efficiency
87%
improve attainment
73%

Case Studies

Sep 2020

Adam Riches, UK

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Mar 2019

Wetheringsett CofE Primary School, Suffolk, UK

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CompanyBusiness Name: Kapow Primary
HQ Location: United Kingdom
Founded: 2019
Website:
Twitter: @kapowprimary
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kapowprimary
Age Range5-7, 8-10
FeaturesLesson PlansSubject PlanningCpd VideosKnowledge OrganisersProgression MapsSupporting Resources
LanguagesEnglish
AccessibilityModerate features
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy PolicyGDPR
RequirementsInternet - High BandwidthDesktop - MacDesktop - WindowsDesktop - Chromebook
Set Up

Instant. Once a school has signed up, access is immediate

TrainingVideos

Website is simple and self-explanatory.

SupportEmailKnowledge Base

Facebook groups

Home Learning

School must create the account.

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Pricing Plans

Free TrialPaid Subscription

Kapow Primary pricing starts from £196 / year

We have a special pricing offer for MATs and the more subjects a school unlocks, the less the cost per subject.

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4.5 out of 5

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Kapow Primary has collected 54 reviews in the past 6 months

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Hayley Smith

Class teacher and music lead

Used Kapow Primary weekly for 1-2 years

Nov 2022

Just a really enjoyable scheme and the staff feel as though we are making a real difference with our music teaching

Reply from Kapow Primary:What lovely things to hear. I will pass on the feedback to the team. We hope the children are having fun in music as well as squirrelling away lots of knowledge!
Hayley Smith found Kapow Primary:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Clear lesson plans to follow and built in CPD videos
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Clear explanations of how to teach various things
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    I carried out a staff survey before using Kapow and after and confidence and knowledge both improved a lot
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Children have much better knowledge use musical terminology more readily
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Children are able to identify changes in pitch, tempo etc.
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Mrs Clark

Class Teachers

Used Kapow Primary weekly for 0–3 months

Nov 2022

See my other comments above.

Reply from Kapow Primary:Thank you for the feedback. We were sad to read your review and curious to understand how you have been trying to navigate the website. Would you be prepared to join us on a Zoom call to talk through how you have been attempting to locate resources? Our resources are thorough and comprehensive and that does mean there is a lot of material. We can also show you the new lesson format that we will be rolling out across the website during 2023 as you might find that clearer.
Mrs Clark found Kapow Primary:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    I find the lesson plans too long and unnecessarily complicated as is the interface. The navigation could be improved to make it clearer to see what is the pupil presentation, teacher presentation and the resources.
  • Not significantly improves teaching efficiency
    No overly complicated and poorly laid out. Hard to find lessons and resources.
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
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Ryan

Assistant Headteacher

Used Kapow Primary monthly for 0–3 months

Nov 2022

Very useful for us to support teachers in a very busy timetable

Ryan found Kapow Primary:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Starting point for lessons and subject knowledge. Great for progression.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Teachers are busy and this is a great place to start!
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
    Computing videos
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Subject knowledge specificity
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Progression of terms and sklls
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Debby

Class Teacher with responsibility for D&T

Used Kapow Primary monthly for 7–12 months

Nov 2022

As a subject coordinator I have found kapow to be very effective in the curriculum planning resources available to develop a whole school approach and subject coverage across the whole school. I have had really good feedback from our teachers.

Reply from Kapow Primary:It is encouraging to hear that the teachers are providing positive feedback. Do let us have any suggestions for improving our resources further. Thank you for the feedback.
Debby found Kapow Primary:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    The sequence of learning is provided plus high quality videos of processes really saves time too.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Less time spent preparing and specialist resources for non specialists to use.
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
    Non specialists are given the knowledge and skills they need to deliver the lessons using the teacher videos.
  • Moderately improves attainment
    High quality videos and lesson structure impacts on attainment in classes. When a non specialist is teaching the resources give confidence and direction.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Clear explanations and demonstrations impact on student outcomes.
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Caroline

class teacher

Used Kapow Primary weekly for 1-2 years

Nov 2022

Reply from Kapow Primary:Thank you for the review. Please do send through any suggestions you have for improving our resources so we can feed them into our future plans.
Caroline found Kapow Primary:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
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Rosanna

Year 1 /2 teacher

Used Kapow Primary daily for 0–3 months

Nov 2022

We havent used the programme long enough yet

Reply from Kapow Primary:Thank you for your review, Rosanna. We look forward to hearing how the children's attainment changes once Kapow Primary is well embedded in your school and any suggestions for improvement are always welcome.
Rosanna found Kapow Primary:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    progressive planning is done for you
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    ensuring progress
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    vocabulary and understanding of specifics
  • Slightly improves attainment
    We havent been using Kapow long enough to see the impact yet
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
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Suzanne Yardley

KS4/5 SEND Teacher/Music and DofE coordinator

Used Kapow Primary weekly for 3-4 years

Nov 2022

It is a great resource and would have given it 10 but I still have to adapt some of the work for SEND students

Reply from Kapow Primary:Thank you for your review, Suzanne. As an online provider we are continually updating and improving our content and that will include more materials for adapting materials for SEN and being even more inclusive.
Suzanne Yardley found Kapow Primary:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    I can use the SOW to help with planning. Some of the schemes need adapting for SEND and for non specialists but the videos support the lessons and mean I do not need to make my own
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Worksheets and videos help to support staff in delivery
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
    Non specialists can use the lessons with support from videos and links to gain knowledge and self confidence
  • Slightly improves attainment
    Attainment of school refuses improves on music days
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    the lessons create a strong foundation which the students can build on
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Jeannine Pattle

Teacher

Used Kapow Primary weekly for 1-2 years

Nov 2022

For larger schools this can be a little expensive. Particularly if you only just cross into the last category.

Reply from Kapow Primary:Thank you Jeannine for your kind review. It is great that the teachers have benefited from the in-built CPD. As we continue to add more foundation subjects we are confident that more schools will find our multi-subject pricing offers schools terrific value for money.
Jeannine Pattle found Kapow Primary:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Everything you need for each unit and lesson is available, including cpd. Saves alot of time trying to find and create all of the Co-ordinator paperwork for the subject.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    CPD has helped to develop all teacher's subject knowledge and given them more confidence to teach the curriculum.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    Quick videos and links provide a good understanding of key vocabulary and techniques.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Children are able to follow the lesson and differentiation supports all children to achieve their goals.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Children are beginning to use the scheme for the second year now and there are signs that their knowledge is building and developing.
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Laura Newton

Assistant Headteacher

Used Kapow Primary weekly for 1-2 years

Nov 2022

Very easy and comprehensive lesson plans and guides

Reply from Kapow Primary:Thank you, Laura for reviewing our scheme. Please do let us have any feedback for further improvements.
Laura Newton found Kapow Primary:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Saves time on planning Good use of videos to model how to teach units
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Very clear for non subject specific teachers
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    Step by step and very clear instructions help teachers deliver lessons. Pre reading helps teacher knowledge and understanding
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Pupils find it easy to follow through PowerPoint modelling allows them to access and achieve
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Small steps and regular recap help the pupils build on their understanding and knowledge
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Stuart Elrick

Primary teacher and D&T lead

Used Kapow Primary weekly for 0–3 months

Nov 2022

It has excellent schemes and resources across a range of subjects

Reply from Kapow Primary:Thank you Stuart - sounds as if you have discovered the French phoneme videos. Do let us know how you the children's attainment changes over time.
Stuart Elrick found Kapow Primary:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    All planning and resources are easily available
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Having all resources prepared
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    Teacher videos
  • Slightly improves attainment
    We have only just started with Kapow
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Excellent French pronunciation help
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Deb

Teacher

Used Kapow Primary daily for 7–12 months

Nov 2022

Kapow is an 'all-rounder'. It's a source of CPD, it supports teacher's work life balance which can and does benefit the children. Let's face it, it's all about the children, that's why we all became teachers. With Kapow, there's no being bogged down in unnecessary paperwork that only wastes trees and precious time that teachers can be using thinking up fantastic and fun ways to teach.

Reply from Kapow Primary:This is lovely to hear, Deb, thank you! The team will be delighted. We have a continuous programme of improvement so please do send through any feedback and suggestions.
Deb found Kapow Primary:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Everything you need is there! I supply in the school and can regularly teach from Kapow without prior knowledge of what I'm teaching.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    The videos included teach the teachers how to teach subjects they're not proficient at.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    I have learned loads about Art using Kapow. I was never any good at the subject, but I am learning all the time and I actually really enjoy teaching it now.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    By improving teacher knowledge and skills, it stands to reason that children's attainment will and has improved.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    I've found that some terminology that I know but have found it difficult to explain, Kapow has enabled me to be more confident in passing on the knowledge that I know and have learned from Kapow.
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Laura

EYFS Teacher / Computing Lead

Used Kapow Primary weekly for 1-2 years

Nov 2022

We are very happy with Kapow, it fits our school well with having mixed year group option. Having the built in CPD is fantastic and the children are really engaged with the lessons / content.

Reply from Kapow Primary:Thank you Laura for your review. Please do keep an eye out for our new resources to help embed knowledge including specially-written songs for geography and history.
Laura found Kapow Primary:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    It is all planned out and the CPD videos are great
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Because the planning / resources and CPD is there it enables teacher to teach efficiently
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    There are CPD videos for teacher to watch for each lesson so this is super valuable
  • Significantly improves attainment
    We did not have a computing curriculum prior to signing up to Kapow, the increase in the children's skills and knowledge has certainly increased.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Kapow constantly builds up on prior knowledge
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Nick Steele

Headteacher

Used Kapow Primary weekly for 3-4 years

Nov 2022

All of the above answers

Reply from Kapow Primary:That's great to hear Nick. We want teachers to spend their PPA time tailoring and adapting our content for their own class and not reinventing wheels!
Nick Steele found Kapow Primary:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Less PPA time spent planning
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Less PPA time spent resourcing lessons
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    The computing scheme has upskilled and increased knowledge of teachers
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Kapow has supported our school to move beyond the National Curriculum in terms of skills and knowledge
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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Gaynor Spence

Teacher

Used Kapow Primary weekly for 0–3 months

Nov 2022

The content/expectation is sometimes too much for one session

Reply from Kapow Primary:This is helpful feedback, Gaynor, thank you. We will look at incorporating suggestions on how to shorten a lesson in future iterations of the resources.
Gaynor Spence found Kapow Primary:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Resources provided
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    I know the content will be covered
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    The deatail in the teachers notes is amazing
  • Slightly improves attainment
    Too early to say
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    The level of deatail and vocabulary used is ambitious
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Paul

Class Teacher

Used Kapow Primary weekly for 0–3 months

Nov 2022

Easy to use, straightforward and knowledgeable

Reply from Kapow Primary:Thank you Paul, it may be a bit too soon for you to say, but we are interested in how you think we might further be able to help students build their knowledge.
Paul found Kapow Primary:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    planning is straightforward and easy to follow
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Easy to follow
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
    Artists like Hunderwasser
  • Slightly improves attainment
    They are interested in the activities so stay engaged
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Info is broken down.
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Andrea Jefferson

HLTA

Used Kapow Primary weekly for 0–3 months

Nov 2022

No stress working and searching for lesson ideas and resources, not to mention how to deliver

Reply from Kapow Primary:Thank you Andrea. This is exactly what we are aiming for, but please let is know what we could do to improve further.
Andrea Jefferson found Kapow Primary:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    It gives me a list of resources and a fantastic video to show how to deliver the lesson.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Everything you need is right there infront of you
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    Learning new skills
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Lessons flow throughout the year group, constantly developing skills
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    The lessons are not complicated and the children remember week after week what they have previously learnt and skills achieved
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paul brotherhood

headteacher

Used Kapow Primary weekly for 1-2 years

Nov 2022

Cost is high, there are some times when we have needed to purchase extra resources (such as soundcloud), the ability to download powerpoints would allow to individual improvements

Reply from Kapow Primary:Hi Paul. Thanks for your helpful feedback. We always link to software that is free so you shouldn't have needed to purchase a subscription to Soundcloud. We no longer have lessons that use Soundcloud. We believe that, particularly with our multi-subject discounts and built-in CPD that we provide good value for money.
paul brotherhood found Kapow Primary:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Powerpoints, video links already there
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    One stop shop for the subject and finding the resources.
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
    Some of my teachers have been able to get a greater understanding in some subject areas.
  • Slightly improves attainment
    Not able to measure this at the moment due to the short time using kapow
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
    Not possible to definitively say due to the short time using
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Alison Quinn

teacher

Used Kapow Primary monthly for 1-2 years

Nov 2022

The website is very slow and some things are difficult to find eg knowledge organisers

Reply from Kapow Primary:Thank you very much for your helpful feedback. We do monitor our website speed and page load times are good by industry standards, but I am not sure what sort of network/broadband capacity you have. The knowledge organisers should be easy to find on the relevant unit page. You can also find them via the subject planning tool page and you can filter for the relevant subject/keystage: https://www.kapowprimary.com/subject-planning/?opt_featured_document_type%5B%5D=1212
Alison Quinn found Kapow Primary:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Can use resources as they are or can use to make a powerpoint
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
    DT pnuematics
  • Moderately improves attainment
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
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Jenny Snelling

HLTA

Used Kapow Primary daily for 0–3 months

Nov 2022

It’s been brilliant for me

Reply from Kapow Primary:Thank you for your kind remarks. We find feedback very helpful and we would love to hear more about the best way, in your view, to use Kapow Primary to improve attainment.
Jenny Snelling found Kapow Primary:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Having all the materials ready
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Can just get on a teach
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    Learnt new things
  • Slightly improves attainment
    None
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    You can see that children are learning
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Debra Thomas

Deputy Head

Used Kapow Primary weekly for 4-6 months

Nov 2022

a great scheme, support for teaching and learning and exciting outcomes

Reply from Kapow Primary:Thank you for your kind remarks. We'd love to see some examples of what the children have been creating with our Art and DT lessons. We enjoy sharing children's work on our website and it is helpful for other schools too.
Debra Thomas found Kapow Primary:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    planning is completed for the teachers
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    we have just reviewed the art and DT curriculum the work from the children is of a much higher quality because of the units being taught and teachers being supported
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    progression of work, skills and understanding what to teach
  • Significantly improves attainment
    We use Kapow for Art and D and T so it is about better outcomes rather than attainment levels
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    They like the videos and support given. The children could talk about their learning
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Tracey Morrissey

HLTA

Used Kapow Primary weekly for 1-2 years

Nov 2022

Great ideas and resources saves time researching. Videos explain concepts to pupils better than I could!

Reply from Kapow Primary:Thanks very much, Tracey. It would be good to hear any suggestions you have to help us improve attainment.
Tracey Morrissey found Kapow Primary:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Teacher and pupil videos are really useful
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    No
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
    Learnt about the work of different artists in art
  • Slightly improves attainment
    No
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Design Technology ideas are new and interest pupils
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Babiche

Class teacher

Used Kapow Primary weekly for 0–3 months

Nov 2022

It provides pretty good lessons and resources but i find the website tricky to navigate at times (finding assessments for instance). Some topics don't have enough lessons planned (well being for instance is not enough to cover a whole year)

Reply from Kapow Primary:Thank you for your feedback. You should be able to find the assessments on unit hub pages or via the search function - let us know if you get stuck. Our wellbeing module is available free of charge and provides six lessons per year group only.
Babiche found Kapow Primary:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    There are less lessons to plan from scratch as they are provided and just need to familiarise yourself with it beforehand
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    resources are all there
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    teacher videos give back ground info
  • Slightly improves attainment
    have used it too little to comment yet
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    the art sequence delivered last term certainly improved their understanding of vocabulary
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Joanne Ramsey

Senco

Used Kapow Primary weekly for 7–12 months

Nov 2022

There is a lot of information available and it is hard to take in.

Reply from Kapow Primary:Thank you ,Joanne, for your thoughtful review. There is certainly a lot of information on the website but we don't want it to feel overwhelming. If you would be prepared to speak to our website designers we can see what we can do to improve your experience.
Joanne Ramsey found Kapow Primary:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Outline of SENC guidance for Ofsted inspection
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Outline of SENC guidance for Ofsted inspection
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    Updating on the latest developments in teaching
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Ensuring we have the latest support to ensure children make progress
  • Not significantly builds student knowledge
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Shelley Swire

Teacher

Used Kapow Primary weekly for 0–3 months

Nov 2022

This has massively reduced work life balance and CPD for staff. If it improves attainment, this will get 10/10.

Reply from Kapow Primary:Thank you Shelley and it is so good to see that you are using Kapow Primary as we intend, as a digital product and that you are not creating so many powerpoints!
Shelley Swire found Kapow Primary:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    All resources are ready to download - staff are not spending hours finding resources to use. The online overview is used instead of creating an MTP. The website is used the share the LO and key vocabulary instead of having to create a power point or notebook file.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Well planned to ensure the children are taught a broad range of skills in each unit.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    The teacher videos are amazing and are great CPD for staff with less confidence. Staff also learn new art/DT skills that they may not have been introduced to before. One teacher said it was strange but insightful when teaching as she was able to stand back and watch the children get creative without giving too much adult guidance.
  • Slightly improves attainment
    unable to say yet as we are only half a term into using it.
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
    Too early to say
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Carrie Hazlehurst

TEACHER

Used Kapow Primary weekly for 4-6 months

Nov 2022

It has worked for us at our school.

Reply from Kapow Primary:Thank you, Carrie. It is particularly encouraging that you have seen an impact with the younger children. We'd love it if you could share some of their work.
Carrie Hazlehurst found Kapow Primary:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Ready made resources for example with DT units
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    No
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge
    Gives vocabulary expectations to share with children.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Seen an impact with younger children who have seen how their work has progressed from start to finish.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Vocabulary and processes.
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