Robert Blair Case Study

Chisenhale Primary School have been using now>press>play as part of their curriculum delivery for the last 2 years.  It is a school where creativity is valued so using a resource like now>press>play really supports their vision.  We spoke to Paul Murphy, deputy head and Alex Gill, a year 5 teacher about the impact now>press>play has had on the school.

What do you most like about now>press>play?

“It allows the children to have a different kind of learning experience, unlike anything they have done before.”  Paul

 “It’s an engaging way of teaching the curriculum.  The children enjoy the sessions a lot and even the children that can disengage remain focused.” Alex

How have staff responded to having it as a resource?  

“Staff have been positive about using now>press>play as a supportive resource.  It is simple to set up and provides an engaging lesson for the children”.  Alex

“The service has enabled teachers to engage children in learning in a new, powerful and exciting way.  It has helped us to enhance our curriculum offer to the children.” Paul

What has been the biggest impact on the children? 

“The children are always excited when they know they are going to take part in a now>press>play session.  When asked what we could improve in our Topic teaching, lots of the children asked if we could include more now>press>play.” Alex

“Pupil engagement.  Children who have more easily switched off during more typical style lessons have been able to remain engaged throughout. “ Paul


What would you recommend about now>press>play?

“ It is a useful resource for engaging children in topic work as well as preparing them for SATS in an unconventional way.” Paul

“ It offers an alternative and engaging way of teaching the curriculum.  Furthermore, there are lots of resources included to support additional work on top of the original experience.

now>press>play helps the children access other ways to talk about their understanding and experience. The children really engage in the discussions afterwards “ Alex

What is your favourite experience and why?  

Roman Britain.  It is an exciting topic and the now>press>play allowed the children an engaging and fun way of accessing the topic.  The story within the experience really hooked the children.” Alex



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