Review of Giglets
Marc Bowen

Deputy Head and Year 5 Classteacher

Raglan CiW VC Primary School, Wales

Used Giglets daily for 1-2 years

Dec 2021

Giglets is an excellent teacher resource, supporting by outstanding half termly/termly network meeting events, where staff can access training and the latest updates are showcased. The ever growing library of texts is impressive, as is the willingness that the Giglets team show to engaging with customers to tailor their offering more precisely. Joining Giglets has felt like joining a reading community of passionate educationalists, rather than just a subscription based resource. The versatility of Giglets to support whole class teaching and individual reading development is a real benefit and proves value for money.

Reply from Giglets:Hi Marc! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us such a detailed review. We know that other teachers will really appreciate being able to read about how you have been using Giglets. If you need any help using Giglets, don't hesitate to contact our Help Desk on Best wishes, The Giglets Team
Marc Bowen found Giglets:
  • Slightly saves school money
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    It has provided me with model texts to support my whole class teaching, saving me time in trying to source and digitise texts to share with the class. I also use it daily as part of my Guided Group Reading, as I know that the Higher Order Thinking Skills tasks are well matched to each text; I don't have to spend time generating these for myself.
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    During lockdowns, it has proved invaluable as a way of ensuring that all children could access a broad library of reading materials whilst at home. The Higher Order Thinking Skills tasks also allow daily practise of these skills.
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    Many parents reported that Giglets was very useful support to Blended Learning during periods of lockdown.
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Again, the access to high quality reading materials, which are linked to the HOTS tasks help to provide daily, high quality reading and comprehension activities for the children.
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