A whole school approach…

A whole-school mental health platform that empowers teachers to measure, track and improve the self regulation and mental wellbeing of young people.

100%

Of schools say STEER has helped them identify vulnerable students earlier

Signposting young people through their entire 10 year school journey

 

Our purpose

STEER Education exists to prepare young people with the human skills they need to thrive in life. The road of adolescence is getting harder for young people to navigate. Research shows that self-regulation is a critical skill that young people need for that journey.

Our mission is to safeguard the mental health of the next generation by teaching young people to self-regulate. We do that by serving families, schools and young people themselves.

How we do it

STEER’s SaaS platform delivers a whole-school approach that teaches young people to self-regulate and safeguards every young person’s mental health. Our tools track how every young person steers four factors of self-regulation: their self-disclosure, trust of themself, trust of others, and seeking change.

STEER schools track their young people 3 times a year, year on year, from ages 8 to 18. The assessments provide early mental health risk flags, and personalised action plans to guide teachers’ response. We even provide practical guidance for children’s families.

Scientifically supported

20 years ago founders Dr. Simon and Dr. Jo Walker were working in education, and they saw a lack of proactive, whole-school mental health tracking tools. Through work at Oxford University, and then doctoral studies, they set out to build the capabilities to identify early indicators of wellbeing concerns, so teachers and families could proactively safeguard young people’s mental health.

The founders launched STEER to track and safeguard young people year on year. They have now been supporting a growing population of more than 70,000 for over 7 years.

STEER recently were honoured to advise the UK government on the pandemic impact on adolescent self-regulation.

Making an impact

BETT Awards Winner - Leadership & Management Solution

“An innovative whole school approach. The award is a reflection of 20 years work to improve the lives of young people.”

How young people benefit

At the centre of STEER’s world are young people. Everything we build is designed to equip them with the human skills they need to thrive in life.

Young people don’t always have the words to ask for help; they often don’t know how to express what they need; they sometimes aren’t heard when they try. That’s where STEER comes in - we ensure that no young person’s voice is overlooked.

Teachers don’t always have time to sit and listen. But every teacher wants to help their students; so STEER turns that intention into an achievable reality, saving teacher’s time and giving them the guidance they need for each conversation.

School is a preparation for life. Good self-regulation leads to both good mental health and good academic outcomes. It is a life-long foundation. STEER ensures that every school can have a measurable impact on every student’s grades AND their life-long mental health.

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My voice is heard

Young people don’t always have the words to ask for help; they often don’t know how to express what they need; they sometimes aren’t heard when they try. That’s where STEER comes in - we ensure that no young person’s voice is overlooked.

My teachers know how to help me

Teachers don’t always have time to sit and listen. But every teacher wants to help their students; so STEER turns that intention into an achievable reality, saving teacher’s time and giving them the guidance they need for each conversation.

I am developing skills for life

School is a preparation for life. Good self-regulation leads to both good mental health and good academic outcomes. It is a life-long foundation. STEER ensures that every school can have a measurable impact on every student’s grades AND their life-long mental health.

Our five step process

Working with hundreds of schools over 10 years, STEER has refined a five step process to effectively implement whole school mental health safeguarding.

We’ve supported state and independent schools, large school groups and small individual schools, to successfully implement this process across more than 15 countries.

Who we do it for…

“Steer has enabled our academies to accurately and efficiently identify students with hidden vulnerabilities, and those who might otherwise be hidden”

UK School Academy Group Safeguarding Lead

“If we find in a particular year there is an issue round girl's Self-Disclosure, for example, we can put together a structured cohort plan. And it allows us to see the impact of that plan. ”

Peter Goodyer, CEO of the Bede's School Trust

“STEER has surpassed our expectations. It provides objective, incisive analysis and tangible action plans. We couldn’t imagine being without this extra, invaluable set of pastoral eyes."

Emma Trelawny-Vernon, DSL, Saint Ronan's School

Safeguarding leads Head Teachers Teachers

“Steer has enabled our academies to accurately and efficiently identify students with hidden vulnerabilities, and those who might otherwise be hidden”

UK School Academy Group Safeguarding Lead

“If we find in a particular year there is an issue round girl's Self-Disclosure, for example, we can put together a structured cohort plan. And it allows us to see the impact of that plan. ”

Peter Goodyer, CEO of the Bede's School Trust

“STEER has surpassed our expectations. It provides objective, incisive analysis and tangible action plans. We couldn’t imagine being without this extra, invaluable set of pastoral eyes."

Emma Trelawny-Vernon, DSL, Saint Ronan's School

Emma Trelawny-Vernon

DSL, Saint Ronan's School

STEER has surpassed our expectations. It provides objective, incisive analysis and tangible action plans. We couldn’t imagine being without this extra, invaluable set of pastoral eyes.

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Cranleigh School

We think we have excellent pastoral systems. Using STEER allows us to pick up what we do not see and react to it

Deputy Head

UK Secondary School

The Steer programme has been highly successful in identifying pupils’ mental health and wellbeing needs and addressing these.

Head Teacher

Academy, London, UK

STEER allows us to redress the balance of our assessment systems, increasing the focus on children’s social and emotional development

Deputy Head

Monkton Combe School

STEER has significantly reduced the number of our pupils in need of critical pastoral support, a claim I can evidence.

INCYTE Inspectors

School Safeguarding Report

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

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Secondary Academy, UK

SINCE WE HAVE STARTED USING AS TRACKING, WE'VE HAD A 20 % DECREASE IN SELF-HARM AT THE COLLEGE

Designated Safeguarding Lead

UK school

The information produced by the STEER student action plans is incredible and so helpful. The staff have really embraced it

Dr Frank O’Kelly MBE

MB BS MRCGP DA(UK DCH) DRCOG, School doctor, GP

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

Chris King

Chair, HMC 2019

STEER offers the opportunity to better understand the needs of individual pupils so they are more likely to perform to their academic potential.

Governor

UK Secondary School

The accuracy and focus that STEER brings to the school's pastoral care means that we, as a Board, have huge confidence that we are discharging our duty.

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

INCYTE Inspectors

School Safeguarding Report

STEER provides us with the data to support the new inspection requirement for personal development.

Houseparent

UK Secondary School

STEER is oracular. It continues to predict issues which subsequently come up.

Alex Balls

Deputy Head, Reeds School

STEER enables us to identify issues before they develop into real pastoral concerns.

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