Roecroft receives a Pupil Premium Grant from the Government - based on the number of children receiving free school meals, looked after children, or children with parents in service.
The grant may be spent by maintained schools for the purposes of the school; that is to say for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school, or for the benefit of pupils registered at other maintained schools; and on community facilities, for example services whose provision furthers any charitable purpose for the benefit of pupils at the school or their families, or people who live or work in the locality in which the school is situated.
The PPG is provided primarily to support disadvantaged pupils in reaching their potential and accelerating their progress. Not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged or underachieving and not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals – therefore the funding is used to support any groups of pupils that the school identifies as being disadvantaged.
How we measure the impact of PPG
Roecroft regularly evaluate the progress of pupils learning and use Target Tracker to monitor attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics to ensure intervention is put into place when required. We monitor the identified groups closely to ensure the success of funding.
We report regularly to the Governing body on how the PPG is used and monitor and evaluate the outcomes of the pupils each term, ensuring that we take a long term view on closing the attainment gap.
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