Pupil Premium and COVID-19 Recovery Funding
Recovery Premium Funding - 2021-2022
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.
George Tomlinson has been allocated a combined pupil premium (£108,945) and recovery funding (£11,745) of £120,690 for 2021/2022.
The recovery premium will be allocated using the same data as the pupil premium. This means the following pupils will attract recovery premium funding to schools:
- pupils who are eligible for free schools 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)
School allocations are calculated on a per pupil basis.
Schools should spend this premium on evidence-based approaches to supporting pupils. In line with the Education Endowment Foundation’s pupil premium guide, activities should include those that:
- support the quality of teaching, such as staff professional development
- provide targeted academic support, such as tutoring
- deal with non-academic barriers to success in school, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional support
Like the pupil premium, schools can:
- spend the recovery premium on a wider cohort of pupils than those who attract the funding
- direct recovery premium spending where they think the need is greatest