GSO Test

GSO Test

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 Shepperton is their severe and complex learning difficulties.

Amount received 

For the 2023-2024 academic year, Manor Mead Shepperton was allocated £24,650.   

Summary of planned provision 2023-24

Additional teaching assistant hours - £22,650

High quality teaching - A teaching assistant will be 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.

There will also be additional time made available for staff to focus on professional development support in key development areas such as phonics and supporting a small number of individual pupils social, emotional and behavioural needs though individualised pastoral support.

Sensory Regulation support - £1,800

A private therapist will be employed to assess pupils in their classrooms and when accessing Sensory Circuits and provide advice to teaching staff on strategies to employ to enhance the pupils' provision and support their emotional regulation.  In addition to this, training sessions will be offered to staff. 

Resources for lunchtime clubs - £200

Additional equipment will be purchased in order for teaching staff to provide a variety of lunchtime clubs, accessible and suitable for all pupils.  This enables children to choose and experience different non-curricula activities, based around their preferences. 

How we’ve measured 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 for the 2022-2023 academic year £22,910

1:1 Individual Support 

High quality teaching - We employed a teaching assistant 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.

There was also additional time made available for staff to focus on professional development support in key development areas such as phonics and supporting a small number of individual pupils social, emotional and behavioural needs though individualised pastoral support

 

We have completed some case studies which demonstrate the impact of the COVID-19 funding for a cross section of pupils. (click to see impact summary)