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Cotmanhay Junior School

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For the academic year 2021/22 we had an expenditure of:


Recovery Premium          £30,450


School-led tutoring          £36,720

                                            75% allocation from the DfE - £27,520

                                            25% contribution from the school - £9,180


School – led tutoring 2021/22 

We used the full allocation of the school-led tutoring grant to provide tutoring using existing staff, and one recruited teacher.

We prioritised disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils, which included:

  • Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities
  • Pupils who have a social worker
  • Previously looked-after pupils
  • Other vulnerable pupils


We used termly assessment data to review pupil progress; gaps were addressed quickly and effectively.  


We maximised the impact of tutoring sessions by:

  • Explicitly linking sessions to classroom teaching and pupils’ specific needs
  • Identifying missing gaps in knowledge due to the pandemic
  • Providing high-quality, individualised feedback
  • Offering short, regular and sustained sessions
  • Limiting group sizes (maximum 3 pupils)
  • Effective planning
  • Using excellent teaching resources
  • Forming good relationships between tutors, pupils and families


In 2021/22, we provided 2,288 hours of school-led tutoring enabling 143 pupils to receive 16 hours of extra learning support. During the first week of the summer holiday, selected Year 5 pupils were invited to summer school where they focused on their missing gaps in learning. 


In 2021/22, we spent £38,092.52 on school-led tutoring, using the school budget to fund the overspend. 




For the academic year 2022/23 we estimate an expenditure of:


Recovery Premium          £30,015


School-led tutoring          £60,210

                                            60% allocation from the DfE - £36,126

                                            40% contribution from the school - £24,084