The pupil premium is provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement. The amount received depends on the number of children who are known to be eligible and are claiming Free School Meals.
The Governing Body has agreed with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team that the following principles will be applied for the use of Pupil Premium funding. The use of the money is closely tracked to ensure impact on children's learning and well-being.
At St. Simon's we have taken a tiered approach as a useful framework for thinking about how to balance different forms of support, including teaching, targeted academic support and wider strategies.
This approach also helps us to focus on a small number of strategies that are likely to make the biggest difference.