In 2020-21 the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closures. This funding has continued over the past 3 years at a reduced rate to help close the gaps in learning which have resulted from the closures in 2020 and 2021. This is for children across school but particularly those who are disadvantaged.
Schools have been instructed to use this funding (particularly for their vulnerable and disadvantaged children) so that gaps in learning through school closures and poor attendance are closing over time. Each term we plan how this money will be spent based on our ongoing assessment. We also look at the impact of prior spending on pupil attainment and look to improve how we deliver any interventions we plan.
Below is our Dalestorth Catch Up and Recovery Premium Funding Plan 2023-24 which details how we are spending our allocated money to ensure as many of our children as possible get the opportunity to recover lost learning time.
For more details about our Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium Strategy please click here