We provide tutors and mentors to support children and young people (up to the age of 25) who have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND), including learning difficulties, complex needs, Moderate Learning Difficulties(MLD), Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), Profound multiple learning disabilities (PMLD), physical disabilities, mental health needs, behaviours that challenge, autism and complex long-term health conditions. We also work with 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 SEN/D, 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. By using a person cantered approach, our tutors and mentors 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.