STEER helps young people

STEER supports young people at school through pioneering online tools

Have you ever wished your teachers at school knew you a bit better? Or have you sometimes wanted help but not known how to ask for it?

STEER develops tools to help schools listen to the real needs of pupils as they grow up.

Sometimes, it's not easy for schools to know how to best help a pupil. Our tools are developed to help teachers understand what a pupil needs as they develop from the age of 8 -18. We have a team of psychologists, scientists, doctors and advisory teachers who work together to build our technologies. One of these is called AS Tracking. If your school uses AS Tracking, you will have heard about this already, and perhaps done the AS Tracking assessment yourself.

One of the things we are quite proud of at STEER is our history of doing scientific research to back up our technologies. For example, AS Tracking was developed through 15 years of research. It's based on a new understanding of how the brain works. To use an analogy, if your brain was a car, then AS Tracking measures how your car steers. How we steer our thinking is important in being able to make good choices, learn effectively and form strong relationships.


At STEER we believe that, when we track a pupil's journey of development at school, they should benefit from it when they leave school.

So we are building a new technology called USTEER. When a pupil leaves their school at 18, they will take their AS Tracking data with them using USTEER. The USTEER app will enable them to track their development as they start university, or job, help make good relationships, develop patterns of work and manage the emotional adjustment of becoming an adult.

We are planning to launch USTEER in 2018.

If you do not know where you come from, then you don't know where you are, and if you don't know where you are, you don't know where you're going. And if you don't know where you're going, you're probably going wrong.

Terry Pratchett