Closing the gap: identifying groups to track
Spotting underachievement early on is key to helping pupils catch up and keep up with their peers. Find out how to identify vulnerable pupil groups and decide which ones to track.
Track pupil groups to help with school improvement
While your teachers track the progress of individual pupils, it’s more helpful for you to look at groups of pupils to feed into your whole-school picture.
Having this overview of groups can:
- Help you with intervention plans, curriculum adjustments and other top-level issues specific to your school
- Address underachievement and the rate of progress
- Close the attainment gap between your identified groups and their peers
- Raise standards across year groups, phases and your school
You need to track your pupil premium groups
This is because you’re required to report on your pupil premium spending.
Tracking the progress of eligible pupils will help you show that your spending is improving their attainment.
You might want to track the 2 groups separately, as they’ll likely have