Recovery Premium and Catch-up Funding
What is Recovery Premium and Catch-up funding?
Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). The aggregate impact of lost time in education will be substantial, and we know that the scale of our response must match the scale of the challenge.
We know that we have the professional knowledge and expertise in the school to ensure that children and young people recover and get back on track. Returning to normal educational routines as quickly as possible, whilst balancing the welfare of children, has been critical to our recovery. Although all children have had their education disrupted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we know that it is likely that disadvantaged and vulnerable groups will have been affected most. The Recovery Premium will be allocated using the same data as the Pupil Premium Grant. This means the following pupils will attract recovery premium funding to schools:
- · pupils who are eligible for free school meals (FSM)
- · pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
- · children looked after by local authorities and referred to as looked-after children (LAC)
- · post looked-after children (post-LAC)
Who will receive the support?
Class teachers and the senior leadership have identified the pupils from across the school who will receive timetabled support and intervention on a weekly basis. The support will be carried out by a teacher or by the catch-up teaching assistant. Some funds have also been put towards extra resources to help support catch up and high-quality provision.
The School Led Tutoring Grant?
Under School-Led Tutoring, all eligible state-funded schools are given a ring-fenced grant to fund tutoring provision for disadvantaged pupils. This could include using existing staff, such as teachers and teaching assistants. The grant gives schools the flexibility to use tutors with whom they are familiar.
Use of funds Charlton
The aim of our Recovery Premium funding catch-up programme at Charlton Primary School is to address the learning loss of children as a result of Covid. We carried out autumn baseline assessments to determine children’s academic needs to inform our decisions. We ran a range of interventions/catch up sessions across the year ranging from daily reading programmes, maths and writing catch up tutoring in Year 2 and Year 6 and small group phonics sessions in Year 1. These were run by our own staff, as this will have the most impact on their learning going forward. We have a specialist maths teaching assistant to work in Upper School to support the teaching and learning in this cohort.