The Pupil Premium is an additional grant allocated to all schools by the Government to support the raising of attainment of pupils eligible for free school meals.
The Government has given Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC the freedom to spend the grant in the way that it thinks will best support the raising of attainment of pupils’ eligible for free school meals and to choose the areas where it will have the most impact. Concern exists nationally that those pupils who are eligible for free school meals do not make as much progress as other pupils.
Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC aims to ensure that every pupil performs to the best of their ability and that resources are appropriately allocated to enable this aim to be achieved. The UTC is using these funds to ensure that these pupils are motivated to succeed, are engaged in their learning, that they develop a positive self-esteem and level of confidence, that they develop the necessary skills and achieve the necessary academic qualifications to enable them to either stay in education or to go on to appropriate training or work after their GCSEs.
Outcomes for these pupils are monitored through school tracking, progress reports and exam results to ensure that their needs are being met and that this additional funding is having a positive impact.
An annual report will be published to account for how these funds are spent, and the impact this has had upon the students both academically and pastorally.