Catch-up funding was announced by the Government to support children who had fallen behind in education due to the COVID-19 pandemic and school closures for most children. This is especially important to the most vulnerable children in our society and children who are from disadvantaged backgrounds.
In 2021-2022 this money is classed as recovery funding.
In 2020-2021 John T. Rice received £80 per pupil in FS2 - Y2 which was £12,160. This was put into our budget during Autumn 2020, Spring and Summer 2021 in three separate amounts.
In 2021-2022 John T. Rice will receive £7,395 which is based upon 51 children who were in receipt of pupil premium funding at the January census 2021 date.
Schools can make the decision as to what they spend the catch - up funding/ recovery funding on. By looking at our unique situation and the children at our school we decided to spend the funding on the following main aspects:
Further details of this year's recovery funding spending can be found in the Pupil Premium section of the website in this year's Pupil Premium plan.