Recovery & Tuition Grants
As part of post-covid recovery, the Government has provided additional funding for schools. Details of our allocations, and how we putting this funding to the best possible use, are below.
In June 2022, we carried out an Evaluation of the impact of these grants - that document can be viewed here.
Recovery Premium Grant
This grant is designed to support education recovery, following covid. Building on pupil premium, this funding will help schools to deliver evidence-based approaches to supporting disadvantaged pupils.
The recovery premium will be allocated using the same data as pupil premium with the following pupils attracting funding:
- Pupils who are eligible for free school meals
- 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) (this funding will be managed by the Virtual School Head)
- Post-looked after children
Schools will receive £145 for each eligible pupil. Schools should spend the premium on activities 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
School are able to use the funding on a wider cohort of pupils than those who attract the funding, and should direct recovery premium spending where they think the need is greatest
GPS has been allocated £17,835 for the academic year 2021-22, based on 123 pupils
We have employed a Teaching Assistant for 2 terms, to provide additional support with a focus on years 5 & 6. In addition, we employed a teacher for half a day per week in Spring Term, to additional support in KS1.
School-led Tutoring Grant
The School-led Tutoring Grant is similar to the National Tutoring Programme. It is a more localised approach which gives schools funding to source their own tutors - this will enable schools to use internal or external capacity to meet the needs of their pupils.
The grant is designed to help close the education gap between disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils and their peers. Schools are expected to prioritise these pupils for the tutoring, however they have the flexibility to decide which pupils need the most support to help them catch-up on missed education.
Grant funding for School-led Tutoring will be based on the proportion of pupils in Year 1 to Year 6 eligible for pupil premium, and funding will be allocated for around 60% of eligible pupils per school. The grant is expected to cover 75% of the cost of tuition.
This funding will continue in 22-23 and 23-24 academic years however the subsidy will reduce each year.
We have received £14,580 for the academic year 2021-22, based on 72 pupils.
During Spring and Summer Terms, we have employed 4 days per week of extra teacher time, to provide additional support to identified pupils, in line with the recommended time allocations.