In June, the Government announced a £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. Further guidance has now been released and can be viewed at www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-catch-up-premium. Schools allocations are calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in Reception through to Year 6.
This means Holybrook Primary School was in receipt of £15,640 (196 x £80) in 2020-21 to help support our pupils.
The recovery premium funding allocation this academic year (2021-22) is £17,690 which is used to support our pupils. Please see the Pupil Premia Strategy for more information on how this is being spent.
Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances. To support schools to make the best use of this funding, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published a support guide for schools with evidence-based approaches to catch up for all pupils. We have considered this when planning our approach for the use of this funding.
Barriers to getting pupils back on track:
At Holybrook Primary School, this money will be used in order to provide:
The impact of the expenditure on the educational attainment of pupils at Holybrook Primary School will be assessed using: