Smannell and Enham CE (Aided) Primary School
Pupil Premium is a sum of money allocated annually to our budget. The amount of money the school receives varies each year. This sum is calculated by the number of pupils who have been eligible for Free School Meals in the last 6 years or are looked after by the local authority or are children of parents serving in the forces. The purpose of the money is to provide targeted support for vulnerable children. As a school we are able to choose how we spend the money to support the children. However, we are required to publish on our website how the money has been spent. Children who are eligible for pupil premium are not identified in front of their peers, we would certainly never stigmatise a child for receiving extra attention because they receive free school meals.
Smannell and Enham Primary School has a very small proportion of children who are eligible for pupil premium. We are committed to ensuring all children at our school make the best progress that they can. Every term we track the progress children make through 'Pupil Progress' meetings. The purpose of these meetings is to discuss the progress each child is making as well as planning and evaluating interventions. As a school we are well staffed, in all of our classes we are able to provide support staff to work alongside teachers. Our children are used to working in groups of different sizes with different adults during the school day. This structure ensures that the children are well supported in their learning. The costs of providing such support, as well as interventions that take place outside of the classroom, is significantly higher than the pupil premium money we receive.