Schools should spend this premium on evidence-based approaches to support pupils. These activities should include those 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
Like the pupil premium, schools can:
- spend the recovery premium on a wider cohort of pupils than those who attract the funding
- direct recovery premium spending where they think the need is greatest
At Severndale we provide an annual plan for how we spend the recovery premium and we have identified that returning back to full time education has been a challenge for many of our young people and our funding is directed at supporting the emotional wellbeing Severndale pupils.