Pupil Premium funding is additional funding which we as a school receive so that we can provide additional and appropriate support to ‘disadvantaged’ students, in order to make sure that they achieve to their full potential, and develop the skills needed to be successful in the work place.
Students at UTC South Durham are said to be disadvantaged if they:
- Are in Years 10 to 11 and have been eligible for free school meals at any time in the last 6 years,
- Are Looked-after children (LAC) or have ceased to be looked after by a local authority,
- Are in Years 10 and 11 and have a parent who has served in the Armed Forces at any time in the last 6 years.
Areas of support which have been identified as the most effective use of Pupil Premium funding include:
- Intervention to limit underachievement.
- Attendance and Punctuality.
- Attitude for Learning.
The impact of the success of each of the strategies supported by the Pupil Premium grant is measured against a wide range of criteria, ultimately all feeding into the closing of the gap in attainment between students for whom the grant is awarded and those who do not.