Flying High Together

Recovery Premium Funding

The recovery premium grant is part of the government’s package of funding to support pupils whose education has been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19).

It is a time-limited grant providing over £300m of additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year and £1bn across the 2022 to 2023 and 2023 to 2024 academic years.

It is focused on pupil premium eligible pupils and pupils in specialist settings such as special schools, special units and pupil referral units (PRUs). This is because of the additional impact of the pandemic on these students.

However, schools can use it to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting any pupil based on an assessment of individual need.

Recovery premium allocations for mainstream schools will be based on pupil premium eligibility. This includes:

  • pupils who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), including eligible children of families who have no recourse to public funds (NRPF)
  • pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years
  • children looked after by local authorities, referred to as looked-after children (LAC), and children previously looked after by local authorities, referred to as previously looked-after children (PLAC)

 

As with pupil premium, schools must use their recovery premium on evidence-based approaches to support pupils. A ‘menu of approaches’ has been developed to help schools to use both grants effectively.

Our school uses the recovery premium in accordance with the evidenced-based approaches developed by the EEF.

At Common Road Infant and Nursery School we use the recovery premium to deliver targeted academic support. This includes:

  • One to one reading sessions
  • One to one keep us sessions for RWI
  • One to one maths tuition
  • Small group phonics catch up sessions before school with skilled reading teachers

 

Catch Up Strategy