Recovery premium is part of the government’s package of funding to support pupils whose education has been impacted by COVID-19.
It is a time-limited grant providing over £300 million of additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021/22 academic year and £1 billion across the 2022/23 and 2023/24 academic years.
It is focused on pupils who are eligible for pupil premium. This is because of the additional impact of the pandemic on these students.
Money can be spent in different ways to enable staff to help children cover lost ground and to ensure that they are taught skills that they may have missed through home learning and time away from school.
As a school we were incredibly proud of the amount of teaching resources that were sent home to parents during lockdown and we were equally amazed at how much work was completed at home with your support. However, children have missed out on working through some important topics whilst at home and therefore the Recovery Premium is being used to provide additional support, predominantly in Reading, Writing and Maths, to ensure any gaps in knowledge can be focused on and supported.
As a school we have studied the various support schemes available and have decided to use a variety of methods open to us through the funding. Details of current spending can be found in the latest Pupil Premium Strategy Statement (Pupil Premium page on our website).