Pupil Premium

At The Eastbourne Academy, our dedication to our students' success never wavers, particularly for our Pupil Premium students. We appreciate the unique challenges that these students often have and dedicate significant resources to support their cognitive and social and emotional outcomes. Our strategy, underpinned by research, ensures every student, regardless of background, has the opportunity to explore their full potential.

 

Evidence-Informed Teaching

Our robust commitment to excellence as standard hinges on our use of evidence-based frameworks in our curriculum and teaching methods. To empower our Pupil Premium students, we equip our teachers with research-backed resources that support their practice. By integrating high-quality curriculum materials, pedagogical expertise, and effective use of assessments, we foster an environment that not only nurtures creativity but also encourages lifelong learning.

 

Professional Learning & Development

Our unwavering commitment to continuous professional development sets us apart. Recognised nationally, our approach utilises the latest research evidence to enhance teacher quality. Our unique development programme drives research-informed teaching practices through an advanced professional learning platform and a dynamic instructional coaching model. Our supportive and collaborative environment ensures that our teaching staff can continually deepen their expertise and hone their skills, which translates directly into an unforgettable educational experience for our Pupil Premium students.

 

Technology for Learning

We firmly believe in leveraging the power of technology to enhance the learning experience. Our use of digital technology is intentional and focused, guided by effective pedagogy. We ensure our technology usage addresses specific barriers to learning, particularly for our disadvantaged pupils, adhering to the EEF's 'Using Digital Technology to Improve Learning' guidance and insights from wider cognitive science.

 

Targeted Academic Support

Aligned with our commitment to ambition, we provide targeted academic support for Pupil Premium students. Our interventions are meticulously designed to enhance literacy, academic progress, and numeracy, and are closely linked to classroom teaching. We offer specific resources to support disadvantaged students, ensuring every student's unique needs are addressed and a focus on mastery of threshold concepts helps rapidly close knowledge gaps.

 

Nurturing Social & Emotional Wellbeing

We understand that nurturing emotional well-being is as essential as fostering academic achievement. We provide targeted interventions to cater to our students' emotional and behavioural needs, helping to develop crucial life skills such as empathy, self-regulation, effective communication, and resilience.

 

Promoting Diversity and Inclusivity

We celebrate diversity and strive to create an inclusive learning environment for all. Our provision for Pupil Premium students reflects this commitment. By understanding and addressing the unique needs of each student, we ensure that our Pupil Premium students feel valued, respected, and capable of achieving their fullest potential.

 Pupil Premium Strategy & Spending

PDF icon Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2023-24