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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 28 vendors.

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.

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 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.

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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.


We will share our experience and knowledge of the evidence based and award-winning Dynamo Maths, a provision for SEND and typically developing children who need to catch-up. Dynamo Maths includes an online standardised assessment (SASC approved resource), and an intervention programme that embeds a multiple approach with an impact measurement tool to monitor performance and progress. We will share the effective use of the targeted online intervention and additional resources for the SENCo, TA and class teacher. Jelly James Publishing specialises in addressing developmental dyscalculia and maths developmental delays.


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


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.


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 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


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.


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.


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 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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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 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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