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Gain immediate access to tailored advice to help you make a real impact on education this term

The Catch-up Challenge School Support Scheme connects teachers and school leaders to trusted UK education suppliers who are pledging a limited number of guidance slots to schools – offering tailored and timely advice to support your school’s catch-up plans.

How does it work?

  1. Filter by the Ofsted requirement most relevant to your school’s priorities

  2. Choose from the suggested suppliers, all of whom are trusted BESA members and book your free call

  3. Each appointment will cover:

    • a diagnosis to assess the challenges faced by your school
    • key areas to consider and prioritise
    • recommendations and next steps

With the Catch-up Challenge School Support Scheme, you can:

Address your catch-up needs this term with timely and targeted advice

Search by Ofsted criteria to find relevant and tailored guidance, suited to your school’s specific requirements

Book a call with your chosen supplier, gaining immediate access to specialist support

    • including attendance, behaviour management, bullying and anti-discrimination
    • including school policies, governance, safeguarding, recruitment, and strategy
    • including wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, PSHE and careers
    • a. Intent (including the extent to which a school offers a planned and sequenced curriculum, a full curriculum including technical and vocational opportunities and also provision for SEND & highly-able students). b. Implementation (including teacher knowledge and CPD, approach to the teaching of reading, assessment tools) c. Impact (including summative assessment, technical, vocational training, resilience, and broad reading knowledge)

Found 36 vendors.

Across Cultures

Across Cultures provides advice, training and consultancy on EAL teaching in schools. We are the creators of the Learning Village, a blended EAL programme for learners aged 6-16 years, used in the UK and worldwide. Across Cultures is offering advice for schools who are interested in developing a consistent approach to EAL across their setting. We will discuss the importance of initial and ongoing assessment, the use of a structured programme, and the integration of EAL across the curriculum. We will provide a free demo of our Learning Village programme and outline how this can be used within your school.

Arc Education

Arc Maths is a retrieval practice app that draws together research into memory and packages it up into a (usually) class-based 10 minute activity that is easy to integrate into every maths lesson. It improves pupils’ recall and retention of core skills so that the foundations are more secure and teaching time can be used more effectively. Forgotten topics are followed-up immediately with additional practice questions and a schedule of spaced practice is instigated to secure that knowledge in long-term memory. Furthermore, any tutoring or intervention can use the data captured by Arc Maths to target topics where support is needed, thereby maximising the impact of these activities.

Canopy Education

Canopy is a Community Interest Company passionate about using digital technology to enhance teaching and learning. As a Google for Education Professional Development Partner we work with schools, colleges and multi-academy trusts to support the use of Google Workspace for Education. We have a team of Google Certified Trainer and Innovators, based across the UK and from all sectors of education. We provide consulting and training, from working with SLT to develop digital strategy to staff and student training on the use of technology in the classroom.

Catch Up

Catch Up specialises in the provision of focused interventions for Literacy and Numeracy. We are able to offer impartial advice as to possible approaches to implement with struggling learners. Our team has a wealth of school-based experiences to draw upon, and we would be very happy to support you in formulating your next steps.

Chameleon PDE

We are a PSHE & C business offering training, consultancy, teaching resources and pupil voice surveys. Our resource library for secondary schools contains a wealth of up-to-date materials written in consultation with students and schools, ensuring curriculum coverage and relevance to pupils. Our 25 years experience as teachers and PSHE consultants help us provide up-to-the minute advice and guidance in all aspects of PSHE & C.

Collins

Collins are a leading education publisher for primary and secondary, producing pupil and student books, teacher support, revision and digital resources covering a range of subject areas. As such we can offer advice on how to benefit from print resources and digital support for schools looking to put in place a recovery curriculum. We have particular expertise in primary reading and in secondary across English, science and maths. In addition, we produce comprehensive resources for delivering PSHE and RSE from KS1-4, so would also be able to support schools looking to focus on pupil and staff wellbeing.

Connectus Scotland Ltd

Connectus has over 650 schools using our products and we been working in the parental engagement area for over eight years. We have a number of case studies that we can share and are specifically related to primary schools across the UK. The free consultancy hour will be structured as follows - a brief introduction to your school, how the school is communicating at the moment and the main challenges being faced ( ideally prior to the one hour ) followed by feedback and thoughts from our CEO.

Fresh Start in Education

Positive Behaviour Support - techniques and strategies for creating an inclusive classroom, minimising the need for exclusion. The importance of considering teacher wellbeing as a precursor to student wellbeing.

GL Assessment

GL Assessment

We are offering free one-to-one data consultations with our Assessment Insights Education Advisers to help you maximise insights from your assessments. The team consists of data experts with over 50 years combined classroom experience, here to help you interpret your results so you can make the best use of your data to inform in-school actions. We will:
1. Review your assessment data in advance of the session.
2.Provide an objective summary of key findings.
3.Help you to identify next steps. This service is available for: CAT4, PT Series, NGRT, PASS, WellComm, Rapid, CoPS, LASS, Dyslexia and Dyscalculia Screeners.

GoLearn Education

GoLearn is an English literacy, language and literature resource (KS2-KS4) that provides fully mapped schemes, lesson plans and differentiated tasks, embedded with our unique continuous assessment technology, to provide teachers with the real-time granular data they need to target interventions and support a school-wide cross curricular effort to address critical learning gaps.
GoLearn is offering schools a free extended trial of our powerful online platform which includes onboarding support, a whole class/cohort/school initial assessment plus expert advice/guidance on how to get the most value from the granular skills data provided by our continuous assessment technology.

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Good2learn

Uniquely knowledge dependent, not age or year-group dependent, the platform is perfect for intervention and catch-up. Key insights make it simple for teachers to structure a personal learning plan for pupils and keep track of their progress. We can advise on how to significantly improve pupil performance and self-esteem and greatly reduce teacher work-load.

iAchieve Ltd

In addition to our high quality online resources, iAchieve are experts in vocational education and can offer advice about how vocational options can support your Key Stage 4 catch up curriculum. iAchieve can help you to identify students that would benefit from alternative options, offer guidance around choosing the right subjects and specifications for your students and context, provide key information about implementing, embedding and delivering your chosen vocational options, and about how to maximize success through the courses you choose.

Lexonik

Lexonik webinars are designed to increase knowledge, confidence and classroom application of aspects of literacy. The two one-hour sessions are: The Explicit Teaching of Vocabulary explores explicit vocabulary instruction, for every classroom and every subject. Covered in the webinar: A systematic approach to the explicit teaching of vocabulary. Putting vocabulary at the heart of the curriculum. Dyslexia awareness provides practical approaches to support the literacy teaching of students with a range of abilities, including those with dyslexia. Covered in the webinar: Understanding the general characteristics of dyslexia. Dispelling common myths. The importance of phonological awareness. Building vocabulary

Literacy Planet

We can offer advice on how to use online resources to help students catch up around literacy, how to gets students engaged in English and activities and how to use online resource to help aid and guide teaching in the classroom.

Microsoft

Microsoft supports teachers and students all over the world to achieve more with our education solutions. From a teaching perspective, we can support educators with guidance on how to embed our tools effectively into the curriculum for the best possible student outcomes. We can also support senior leadership teams to create and develop effective digital strategies for whole school benefit, from the back office to the classroom. Our experts will tailor the support based on each school need, leaving you with tools to continue with independent learning after the session.

Morleys (Bicester) Ltd

As a leading expert on School furniture and design, we are able to offer advice on how Schools can design their spaces and layout, whether this is in the classroom or in other areas (LRC/Library, breakout, sixth Form) and select furniture that not only helps to enhance the learning environment but can also have a positive impact on both student wellbeing & development and overall behaviour and attitudes.

Netsupport

In addition to offering free trials on all of our award-winning software solutions, NetSupport is also pleased to offer advice on school digital strategy, IT management and the broader delivery of digital technology across a MAT. We can help you identify the steps and questions your school needs to consider when making decisions, so you can be sure that you are investing in the right technology, for the right people, at the right time and with the right impact. We can also advise you on how to measure the impact of any new edtech purchases for evidential purposes.

NM Education Consultancy

I have vast experience as a headteacher (primary and secondary), school lead inspector with Ofsted, School Improvement Partner and leadership coach. I work with schools as an improvement adviser.
I offer support with strategic and forward thinking to curriculum planning, ensuring that the curriculum is based on individual needs and suitably sequenced so that new knowledge builds upon prior knowledge.
I offer support to teachers in evaluating the impact of the curriculum and coaching, training and development for senior and middle leaders.
My development programme will help leaders fully understand their roles and responsibilities within the structure of the school

Oriel Square

Oriel Square can provide editorial and design services, market research services and strategy workshops for teams in education. Our directors have experience in coaching, school leadership and governance, and our team are experienced professionals in the editorial, design and research parts of the educational publishing industry.

Platform 365 Ltd

We are pleased to offer a free review and follow-up 'findings and recommendations meeting' with an appropriate member of your school team on any of the following:

Google or Microsoft account setup and structure (including enabled security and functionality options)
Wi-Fi coverage and security
Server & Backup condition and security

The review will identify and reassure you of areas of best practice already in place and highlight any areas for improvement in your existing solution, with recommended actions.

Real Training

Real Training provides high quality specialist training to educators all over the world. Our fully online courses are supportively delivered by fully qualified and experienced professionals and are quality-assured by Middlesex University. We can provide expert advice and guidance on professional development for all your schools staff members. Our offering includes UK and international SENCO qualifications, leadership courses, courses in educational testing and access arrangements and qualifications in a variety of SEND topics. With a range of start dates and bespoke solutions available, we can tailor a professional development programme to suit your requirements. Contact us to discuss professional development provision for your school.

RealiseMe

RealiseMe is a schools work fixed platform to manage all supply and tutoring agencies, build direct talent pools, deliver free advertising and direct video access to candidates, with a blind to improved applications from BAME candidates. The AI matches and improves retention

Renaissance

A global leader in assessment, reading and maths solutions for primary and secondary schools and trusts, Renaissance is committed to accelerating learning for all, helping students to build a strong foundation for success. Our solutions are used in over 7,000 schools across the UK and Ireland, and support learning wherever it happens. Research-proven best practices inform our approach to implementation and training, whilst Focus Skills from computer-adaptive Star assessments help address learning gaps. Together with the Education Policy Institute, we are undertaking research for the Department of Education on the impact of time lost to teaching during the pandemic.

Robotical

Robotical can offer specialist advice and expertise to schools in the following areas:
- Making STEM more accessible to young learners, inspiring both boys and girls to get involved (tackling the gender divide).
- Increasing teachers' confidence when it comes to teaching STEM subjects, specifically introduction to robotics and coding with children as young as five. - Future proofing jobs with an introduction to evolving and increasingly important digital, tech and IA sectors.

Sam Learning

SAM Learning is an online platform with thousands of activities covering 16 KS3 and 27 GCSE subjects. The active learning style of our activity types support Learning Recovery, GCSE Grading Support and Y7 Diagnostics and Catch-up. With the use of Question Level Analysis, Flexible Reporting Suites, Gamified Student Interface and a dedicated School Success Manager. SAM Learning helps teachers find, target and fill knowledge gaps. Published in June 2020 an EEF-commissioned report states SAM Learning significantly improves student grades with as little as 10 hours on the platform.

Scomis

Our School Leadership Support team has a wealth of expertise in helping schools and Multi Academy Trusts make effective use of their IT systems to turn data into useful information to assist in the planning of interventions and the associated strategies required to support pupils with their learning. In your hour of consultancy, one of our School Leadership Support Partners will explore your challenges in relation to key areas such as monitoring and reporting of academic progress, social behaviour and attitudes and will give you pointers to help you gain a more accurate picture of where support is most needed.

SMART TECHNOLOGIES

Ensuring learners have access to a high quality of education is vitally important, and now schools are faced with a Catch-up Challenge, the implementation and impact of this learning holds even more importance. During these sessions, former educator Mark Hartwright will support you to enhance your lessons with active learning tools, assessments and a range of engaging activities. Using software that integrates with your schools existing platform and utilises existing content, you will not only save on preparation time but ensure the delivery of high-quality education that is demanded by this challenge.

Sparkjar

Sparkjar are experts in teaching and learning platforms, specifically within one-to-one device environments. We focus on ways in which teachers can save time, reduce stress, and be more effective. We would be happy to provide a free 1 hour consultation to advise schools on their digital device strategy to support catch up and reduce the impact of future lockdowns, snow days etc.

STEER Education

Many Heads want to know how their students have been impacted by the pandemic. Which students have been most affected? How has the pandemic impacted adolescent mental health? How fast are children recovering and getting back to normal? Where should we be putting our safeguarding and wellbeing resources this coming year? STEER Education is one of the only organisations in the UK to have tracked more than 70,000 students mental health before, during and after lockdown. In this free 1:1 consultancy session we will apply our national data insights to your own school, to support and guide your student return and school recovery.

Strictly Education

Strictly Education can support your school or academy trust with education-specific consultancy, advice and guidance across all aspects of HR, staff wellbeing and school governance. Our early intervention approach to HR helps minimise risks and stop problems escalating. As well as offering consultancy on managing staff wellbeing and mental health, our support spans HR planning, conduct and discipline, performance management, absence management, organisational design and restructuring, appointment of staff, conditions of employment and grievances. For school governance we are offering free access to our webinar on The governance of the Quality of Education as we emerge from the pandemic.

SuperLearningSeries Ltd

One of SuperLearningSeries (SLS) most popular products are our worksheets. Developed and used by teachers over decades, we have over 1700 worksheets, mostly aimed at KS2, covering areas in Spelling, Grammar and Maths that have been used in classrooms across the world. SLS would like to offer the worksheets free of charge to schools and parents as part of BESAs Catch Up Challenge school support scheme, to help students of all learning abilities in these critical areas. Parents may remember SuperSpell from your school years, which was used widely across the UK, the worksheets are a part of that suite.

Support Services for Education

Our SSE Governance, SSE Outdoors and Data Protection Services will be able to provide an hours consultation on their services. This applies to customers that are not currently purchasing these services, the SSE Governance and Data Protection Services are available nationwide but the SSE Outdoors Service is limited to those who would be able to travel to Somerset for Residential activities.

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Tassomai

In conjunction with Tassomai's free trial for schools not already using the product, or for existing users, Tassomai's founder, Murray Morrison, will work with school staff in one-to-one sessions to show how Tassomai's rich datasets can be deployed to support better implementation, boost retrieval practice performance in students and accelerate intervention and curriculum planning for staff.
Sessions can look at how:
- Class engagement data can be used to support implementation
- Student usage data can support embedding rewards systems
- Detailed assessment data can be used to support predicted grading, TAGs, tuition intervention plans
- Tassomai's research and evidence can support decision-making

TechEd Marketing

We are a specialist publisher, conference organiser and consultancy focused on edtech and assistive technology solutions that help students with neuro differences and mental health issues to reach their full potential; in schools, colleges and universities. As well as our own solutions, we have a close network of reputable and proven services providers within this field that we can draw upon to give advice. We would be delighted to offer schools with free advice on products and services they should consider for their students with dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADD/ ADHD, aspergers, autism, poor mental health and other issues that affect cognition, reading, writing and memory.

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Texthelp

Texthelp can provide specific help and support around inclusive practice, with a particular ability to help create accessibility, deliver improved SEND student support and implement universal design to develop the widest range of student abilities. Our experience extends to guidance around data driven instruction to help identify individual and group challenge areas in specialist literacy, reading, writing and maths and to use this data to support development of active ways to use technology to create improvement.

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