At Star Ascend we provide support to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND),including complex learning disabilities, Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), Moderate Learning Difficulties(MLD) and Profound multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).We also work with a range of children and young people who are disengaged from education, who are at risk of exclusion, excluded and struggling to cope in mainstream school or college, who do not yet have a school or college place, disruptive with their behaviour, who have low attendance and low emotional resilience and have physical or medical needs which prevent them from attending school or college.

We firmly believe that children and young people with SEND/SEN, including those with the most complex needs, should be given the best possible chances in education that promotes their individual learning path and aligned with their needs and goals. Our mission is and always has been to provide support that enables children and young people to fulfil their potential and become productive, well-balanced adults. Whatever their backgrounds, whatever their path, starting points, needs or goals, we will support them in education, improve their well-being and support them on their journey to become productive, well-balanced adults and enabling them to achieve their chosen outcomes.

We work in partnership with special schools and other professionals to ensure care plans are personalised and bespoke, take account of strengths, needs and interests to achieve the best possible outcomes. We come alongside our children and young people, take an interest in their lives and help them to overcome barriers that prevent them engaging in education. We positively challenge children and young people, act as their champions, provide greater consistency in their lives, connect them with broader experiences, opportunities, networks, and provide safe, non-judgmental environments in which children and young people can thrive and express themselves.

We take a person-centred approach to everything we do, empowering children and young people in our care to learn and develop skills and abilities specific to their own development needs. By using a person cantered approach, our staff are able to work effectively with children and young people and achieve encouraging results. There is no one size fits all policy at Star Ascend, hence our flexibility and targeted approach to how we aim to support our children and young people.Please see Who We Serve