Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives state-funded schools, including special schools and alternative provision settings, additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG), which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Schools are free to spend the PPG as they see fit. However, they are accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support students from low-income families. New measures of success will be included in the DfE performance tables; these will capture the achievement of those disadvantaged pupils covered by the PPG.
Covid-19 Catch Up Funding 2020-2021
Following the disruption of school closures due to the global pandemic, the government have awarded two catch up grants for schools to use to support students in catching up on their learning fro 2020-2021. The 6th form grant is allocated based on deprivation and the 11-16 grant allocated at a fixed cost of £80 per child.Schools are free to spend the Covid grant as they see fit. However, they are accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support students affected by Covid-19.
Covid-19 Recovery Premium 2021 - 22
In February 2021, the government announced a one-off recovery premium as part of its package of funding to support education recovery. The recovery premium provides additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year. Building on the pupil premium, this funding will help schools to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting disadvantaged pupils.
The recovery premium will be allocated using the same data as the pupil premium. This means the following pupils will attract recovery premium funding to schools:
· pupils who are eligible for free school meals (FSM)
· 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)
· post looked-after children (post-LAC)