The Southwater Junior Academy


Covid Information

Covid-19 Catch-up & Recovery Premium Grants

In November 2020, the Government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up for lost time after school closures due to COVID-19, which is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds.

The 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.

Schools are to use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up, in line with the curriculum expectations for the next academic year.  While schools can use funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, the use of funding should be specific and in accordance with the support guide published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), which has published a coronavirus (COVID-19) support guide for schools with evidence-based approaches and strategies for effective practice and implementation, along with the DfE Conditions of Grant.
Please click here for details on our current expenditure in relation to the Government Catch Up Grant.