Pupil Premium

UTC@MediaCityUK Use of Pupil Premium

Introduction and aims for pupil premium students

Pupil Premium students are defined as those who have a parent who is part of the Armed Forces, Children in our Care (CIOC) or any student who has been on free school meals at any time in the past 6 years.

The UTC is committed to ensuring that all children, irrespective of background, achieve their full potential socially and academically.

We aim for our Pupil Premium students:

  • To consistently achieve academic outcomes well above the national average when compared to the national proxy for Pupil Premium students.
  • To achieve well and for there to be no gap within the UTC in academic outcomes between the achievements of Pupil Premium students and non-Pupil Premium students.
  • To thrive socially and to be able to access the full entitlement of additional opportunities offered by the academy.

Our philosophy and ethos, as detailed in our Pastoral Care and Equalities policies, will underpin our holistic approach and guide all of our work with our students. We are investigating the barriers to educational success within our student community, and reflecting on the most common barriers for the majority of Pupil Premium students. From this work we recognise that the barriers we will be addressing include a lack of road map, parental passivity, lack of self-confidence and a lack of people precedent. Pupil premium funding will be used to support activity that will directly address these barriers. The funding will support and enhance intervention strategies for students who would otherwise be disadvantaged and will allow them to experience the full range of opportunities offered. In some cases we will offer support to large groups of students, but other types of support will be offered an individual basis.

Details of our allocation of Pupil Premium funding and how we plan to spend it will be posted on the website in September 2015. The progress of pupil premium students will be monitored carefully through effective use of data. This data will be discussed among SLT and monitored by governors to ensure that all interventions are valuable. We will publish an annual evaluation of the impact of the spending from September 2016.

If you believe that your child should have access to Pupil Premium, or you have any individual questions about how it is spent in relation to your child, please contact Sharon Gardner, Principal.