In 2020-21 the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. This funding included:
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.
School allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis.
Mainstream schools will get:
Other types of eligible schools will get £290 for each eligible pupil.
While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed education.
Below is our Dalestorth Catch Up and Recovery Premium Funding Plan 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