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Covid Recovery Premium

In February 2021, the government announced a one-off recovery premium as part of its package of funding to support education recovery. The recovery premium provides additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year. Building on the pupil premium, this funding will help schools to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting disadvantaged pupils.

It is widely accepted that the most vulnerable pupils and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds have been most affected by the pandemic. This funding was issued to support programmes that the school deemed suitable to identify gaps in learning and replace the missed opportunities during both periods of school closure in 2020 and 2021.

This information is taken from the DfE guidance:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/recovery-premium-funding/recovery-premium-funding

The Covid Recovery Premium replaced the Covid Catch Up Premium this academic year. The main difference between the two is that the Recovery Premium is funded based on the number of disadvantaged pupils within the school, rather than targeting all pupils. The guidance states: “Building on the pupil premium, this funding will help schools to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting disadvantaged pupils.” The school’s SEF/SIP highlights the school’s planning, spend and success criteria in regards to recovery.

Recovery premium per pupil:

£290 for each pupil on roll at the October 2020 census listed as FSM.

Academic Year:

2021/22

2020/21

Pupils Eligible:

58 (FSM pupils)

104 (all pupils)

Funding Received:

£16,820

£24,960