What is Pupil Premium? (Also known as Disadvantaged Pupils)
Pupil premium is additional money given to schools by the Government to support Disadvantaged Pupils. This money is linked to eligible pupils and given to the school they attend. It is distributed in addition to the school's budget. Decisions for allocation of this money links to deprivation indicators such as Free School Meals.
How do we use our Pupil Premium Budget?
At Pine Green Academy we aim to meet the individual needs of each of our students. We recognise that some students may need additional support to secure positive learning outcomes. Through rigorous tracking of the progress of our disadvantaged children we ensure that support is always provided through Quality First Teaching. Through discussions with the Executive Principal, Head of School, Head of Behaviour and Engagement and our SENDCo, the allocation of Pupil Premium finding is given over to additional teaching assistant hours, specific interventions, and cultural experiences. The aim is to raise both attainment and progress and enhance cultural capital.
How is progress measured?
Teacher assessment, recognised national assessments used by the school and both in-school and trust-wide moderation of student’s work is used to ensure the progress of each young person is tracked. Class teachers meet the Head of Curriculum and Assessment each term to discuss pupil progress, with a specific focus on the progress of disadvantaged (Pupil Premium) students.