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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 21 vendors.


We can offer schools a range of advice on the intent, implementation and impact of the curriculum at Primary, enabling schools to deliver impactful teaching and learning across all subjects.

With wellbeing at the forefront of many schools' plans, we can support you in identifying ways to boost children’s physical and mental wellbeing. We can assist schools in delivering a rich PHSE curriculum too, ensuring children have the knowledge they need to deal with real-life situations.

We take the stress out of improvement planning and self-evaluation. Helping leadership teams conduct a full school self-evaluation in a fraction of the time.


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.

Early Excellence

Gain support in reviewing and evaluating the effectiveness and impact of your Early Years and/or Key Stage One with support from Early Excellence. With expert knowledge of child development, pedagogy and practice coupled with an up to date picture of the national arena, inspection framework and the latest research, we can review, support and quality assure your EYFS and KS1, building a partnership to help you drive forward longer term innovation and improvement.

Fieldwork Education

At Fieldwork Education we support schools in curriculum development with our International Curriculum. The International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) implemented globally, are mapped to the EYFS and the English National Curriculum. We are offering free access to a unit of learning from the IPC with a focus on health and well-being that is proving to be popular in the design of recovery curriculum. Central to our International Curriculum is commitment to the holistic development of learners through enjoyable academic, personal and international learning that prepares them for current and future challenges.

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iCompute was the first primary computing scheme in England. Our author was part of the group responsible for drafting the National Curriculum for Computing and was funded by the DfE to train teachers throughout England after its introduction. Our computing curriculum and resources are trusted and used by thousands of schools around the world and have been nominated for prestigious BETT and ERA Awards each year since 2014 for innovation and computing resources. iCompute have a proven record of raising standards and attainment in computing and we can offer expertise in designing and implementing a world leading computing curriculum.

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 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.

Mighty Writer

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.

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

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.

Red Monkey Play Ltd

We will provide specialist advice in outdoor learning and play in Early Years & Primary education. As a leading UK manufacturer and designer of outdoor play we have expertise in designing outdoor learning areas that positively impact learning & development, we can help develop your pupils, provide advice in the best equipment currently available and ensure you receive value for money and maximise your budget.


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.


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.

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.


Well-designed learning spaces and school layouts are key to helping schools with their behaviour management techniques and the design and use of class, activity and outdoor spaces can be key to helping wellbeing and personal development. Twoey has over 25 years of providing schools and Nurseries with products and services to aid them inn their quest.

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