Star Ascend is a specialist recruiter of Special Educational Needs (SEN) professionals for SEN Schools, Specialist Colleges, Pupil Referral Units (PRUs), Further Education(FE), Alternative Provisions (AP), Residential Care Homes, Supported Living, Semi Independent Living, Mainstream Schools, Nurseries and all other related settings across the UK. We offer both long-term and permanent placements. In addition to that, Star Ascend offers Mentoring and Tuition services.

Our bespoke approach is personalised and proactive, we provide both our clients and candidates with a professional service, working hard to ensure that only the perfect client-candidate match is met with every placement. We take the time to understand our client's needs and our candidates career ambitions and tailor our approach to meet their needs.We utilise the industry's most comprehensive recruiting processes to assure on-target matches are met every time for both clients and candidates. This collaborative approach results in building long-lasting partnerships with candidates and clients.


Our recruitment consultants are experts within their specialist fields. The industry insight our consultants possess has been built upon decades of working with children, young people and vulnerable adults with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), mental health difficulties, complex learning disabilities within the Education and Social Care sectors. Many qualified to Masters Level in the field of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Mental Health and Clinical Psychology. We know our chosen sectors and disciplines inside-out and understand what it takes to work and thrive in any given role. Our experience allows us the confidence to deliver the right recruitment service at the right time. Our clients know that when we send them candidates to interview, it will be worth their while.Our candidates know that when we present opportunities, we have their best interest at heart.We are passionate about SEND more than just sending large quantities of candidates.


Safeguarding and compliance are two areas that we take extremely seriously. The protection of children,young people and vulnerable adults is of paramount importance for everyone in the Education, Health and Social Care sectors and we are no exception.We follow a detailed, professional, and ethical process for finding and placing highly qualified candidates.We adhere to guidance outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education(KCSIE) 2021,Safer Recruitment ,DfE requirement checks and CQC guidelines.We ensure that all candidates have up-to-date Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) checks and be on the Update Service, vetted through robust safer recruitment processes before embarking on the relationship with children and young people or any placement. All candidates are required to read and adhere to the Keeping Children Safe in Education.



Quality Service - We believe in quality, authenticity and building relationships.Our goal is not to be the biggest but the best, which is why we always put quality first.We pride ourselves on providing exceptional recruitment service to our clients and candidates that surpass expectations and is based on collaboration and mutual respect.

We only recruit diverse candidates who have the required knowledge, experience and who are passionate about working with children,young people and vulnerable adults with a range of conditions of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities ( SEND) including those with the most complex needs. We offer both long-term and permanent staffing solutions to our candidates and clients.


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