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Covid-19 Catch-up Funding

Catch-up Premium Strategy 2020-2021

The Covid-19 Catch-up funding is a government initiative designed to target resources to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. This funding includes:

  • a one-off universal £650 million catch up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time.
  • a £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help.

Neither the government or any government agencies have dictated how the Catch-up funding should be spent, schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances.  It is expected that schools will use their funding for specific activities which will help support pupils catch up on missed education, in line with the curriculum expectations for the next academic year.

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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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