Why STEER?


Safeguarding student mental health

STEER has 10 years' experience equipping schools to hear the hidden pupil voice and respond earlier

Our Tools

Whole school pupil voice tracking

An online tool to detect hidden pupil wellbeing, mental health and safeguarding risks, in and out of school, enabling you to respond earlier

KS2-3 social- emotional curriculum

Build pupil resilience by teaching children to navigate the social-emotional road at home and in school

Supporting students over their 7 year journey

STEER has tracked more pupils through adolescence for longer than any organisation in the UK. We currently proactively safeguard, track and improve the wellbeing and mental health of every student in more than 200 schools

We are currently tracking and supporting more than 70,000 individual students who are each becoming:

  • More effective learners
  • More emotionally resilient
  • More socially agile

Statistics

30%
Average reduction in high risk student steering biases using AS Tracking
8/10
Students improve their steering biases as a result of AS Tracking
95%
Of schools track their students' steering for three years or more

OFSTED Reports

  • Latest report by OFSTED as a school improvement partner INCYTE from academy using AS Tracking:

    The academy has been innovative in its approach to safeguard pupils. The STEER programme, which provides an online tool to check pupils' mental health and well-being, has been highly successful in identifying pupils' needs and addressing these.

  • Latest reports by OFSTED school improvement partner INCYTE on academy using AS Tracking:

    Many staff have had additional training and exposure through a new STEER programme being trialled in the school with pupils which provides detailed analysis of pupils’ mental health and well being as well as predisposition to particular mental health conditions.

  • Latest reports by OFSTED school improvement partner INCYTE on academy using AS Tracking:

    Monitoring of pupils’ mental health and well-being has been significantly strengthened by the use of a specialist online programme or tool, STEER and AS Tracking (Affective Social Tracking). The programme provides detailed analysis for staff so they know which pupils may need support or monitoring etc.

  • Latest reports by OFSTED school improvement partner INCYTE on academy using AS Tracking:

    Because the academy has used the STEER programme proactively, there has been a significant decrease in self-harming by pupils.

  • Latest reports by OFSTED school improvement partner INCYTE from schools using AS Tracking:

    The STEER mental health programme also has potential to reduce absence by dealing more effectively with anxious pupils and school refusers.

  • Latest reports by OFSTED school improvement partner INCYTE on academy using AS Tracking:

    The STEER programme is being extended to all the MAT schools with the pilot academy leading the project.

Testimonials

  • Surpassing Expectations

    AS tracking has surpassed the ambitious expectations we had of it. It provides objective, incisive, intelligent analysis in digestible form and tangible action plans. We couldn’t imagine being without this extra, invaluable set of pastoral eyes.

    • Emma Trelawny-Vernon
    • St Ronan's, Tatler Prep School of the Year 2017
  • Being ahead of the game

    If you claim that pastoral care is one of your USPs but you are not using AS Tracking then you are behind the game.

    • Jonathan Harris
    • Dean Close
  • Individual pupil needs met

    AS Tracking has enabled me to prioritise what strategies to deploy with each pupil.

    • Head of Year
  • Accuracy

    It is very striking how AS Tracking works to identify the right children…

    • Senior Master
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  • Surpassing Expectations

    AS tracking has surpassed the ambitious expectations we had of it. It provides objective, incisive, intelligent analysis in digestible form and tangible action plans. We couldn’t imagine being without this extra, invaluable set of pastoral eyes.

    • Emma Trelawny-Vernon
    • St Ronan's, Tatler Prep School of the Year 2017
  • Being ahead of the game

    If you claim that pastoral care is one of your USPs but you are not using AS Tracking then you are behind the game.

    • Jonathan Harris
    • Dean Close
  • Individual pupil needs met

    AS Tracking has enabled me to prioritise what strategies to deploy with each pupil.

    • Head of Year
  • Accuracy

    It is very striking how AS Tracking works to identify the right children…

    • Senior Master
  • Unlocking potential

    A technology like AS Tracking has great power for unlocking the potential of our children.

    • Professor John Bargh
    • Yale
  • Real data

    AS Tracking has given me a framework based on hard data, rather than just on a gut feeling…

    • Senior House Master
  • Confidence in pastoral care

    The accuracy and focus that AS Tracking brings to pastoral care means that we, as a Board, have huge confidence that we are discharging our duty effectively.

    • School Governor
  • Supporting Staff

    AS Tracking provides us with the data to support the new ISI inspection requirement.

    • Head and ISI inspector
  • Pupil wellbeing

    As a clinician I have no doubt that these AS Tracking action plans are likely to achieve a better health outcome for the child.

    • GP and local school doctor
  • Pupil focused

    AS Tracking has enabled us to develop highly detailed and well-focused targets for our pupils.

    • Academy Head Teacher
  • Better support

    AS Tracking has significantly reduced the number of our pupils in need of critical pastoral support.

    • Head of Welfare
    • Monkton Combe school
  • Pre-emptive

    I am so impressed by the pre-emptive aspect of AS Tracking. It is fantastic!

    • Parent
  • Better communication

    I have found AS Tracking particularly helpful in communicating with our families in Hong Kong and mainland China.

    • School Principal
  • Understanding needs

    AS Tracking offers the opportunity to track and better understand the needs of individual pupils and be more likely to perform to the maximum of their academic potential.

    • Chair
    • HMC 2017
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Schools using our technologies

AS Tracking in the news

Monday, May 10, 2021
STEER Education has been tracking pupils’ social-emotional development across Ys 3-13 for six years. We now track 70,000 pupils. From our data we have found 8/10 secondary age girls will now hide their needs from teachers, a rise of 30% since the pandemic. Boys have also seen a 20% rise. A crisis ...
Wednesday, May 05, 2021
It used to be the case that most pupils with challenging EBD needs were difficult to miss. Challenging needs almost always meant challenging behaviours. But not any more. Find out below how your school can respond to the growing number of pupils who are hiding their mental health needs. A gr...
Friday, April 30, 2021
We are very excited to announce that Andrew Pearson has been appointed to STEER as CEO and takes up his post from May. Andrew comes from a long and successful technology background across several industries. He was responsible for leading CloudPay to become one of the world’s foremost financial pay ...