Recovery Premium Grant
The recovery premium grant is additional funding that the Government has made available to support pupils whose education has been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19).
The funds are allocated to all schools on a ‘per pupil basis’ for all pupils in Reception through to year 11.
Schools are free to spend the Recovery Premium as appropriate based on the particular needs and the professional judgement of teachers and school leaders. However, schools are accountable for how they use the additional funding and are expected to evaluate and monitor the impact of different approaches (see DfE Guidance )
Main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils
The main barrier to educational achievement for all of the children at Manor Mead Virginia Water is their Complex Social And Communication Needs.
For the 2023-2024 academic year, Manor Mead Virginia Water was allocated £17,400.
Summary of planned provision 2023-24
Training and introduction of Talk for Writing SEND scheme. A reading/writing approach based on the idea that you cannot write something until you can say it. The approach is fully immersive using sensory experiences, Makaton and Widget symbols.
The main areas of impact will be increasing our pupil’s confidence with reading/writing, providing meaningful speaking and listening opportunities throughout the curriculum and exposing children to a rich and varied vocabulary (2-year project).
High-quality Teaching/ Mentoring and Coaching for teachers - £2,000
Training coaching for all new subject leaders to ensure that Manor Mead School Virginia Water continues to develop high-quality teaching and a broad and balanced knowledge base curriculum which continues to respond to our pupils High Communication, Interaction needs.
Wider Strategies Extracurricular - outdoor activities and school trips £1,600
Financial support given to enable pupils to attend residential trip and various recognised activities.
Targeted Academic Support- Targeted resources to meet the meet of disadvantaged pupils with SEND £2,000
Developing/updating resources and training for Little Wandle, SSP DfE validated systematic synthetic phonics programme.
Wider Strategies: Breakfast Clubs; Communicating with and Supporting Parents £1,800
Devising facilitating Online Safety Parent Workshops for pupils with SEND
Funding pupils Breakfast Clubs and meal/snack provision
How we will measure the impact of Recovery premium
We use a range of approaches to collect, collate and analyse data on pupil progress, both for ILP and more academic progress. We will also use existing self-evaluation systems to measuring the impact of catch-up premium on the quality of teaching, assessment and curriculum through the School Development Plan (SDP) and SEF.
How the Recovery premium was used 2022-23
Amount allocated to Manor Mead Virginia Water for the 2022-2023 academic year: £11,020
Additional Teaching hours
High quality teaching - A teaching assistant was employed full time to enable senior leaders, middle leaders and teaching staff to be released for additional curriculum and assessment development time focussed on developing high quality teaching and a curriculum which responds to the specific needs of our pupils.
We have completed some case studies which demonstrate the impact of the COVID-19 funding (see impact summary)