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Monday, January 22, 2018 - 12:54

We have simultaneously released our two missing volumes of the Young People... series:

Young People into 2016

and

Young People into 2017.

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 11:02
Question   Sample %
1. Was the information you received from SHEU before the survey…?    
  Prompt?                           509 98%
  Clear?                            498
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 11:00

We're working hard on the production of our once-annual reports following the retirement of David McGeorge last year, but we're realising how much work he used to put in!

But we've compiled all the aggregate data sets, and have produced most of the tables, and have had a peek at what the results are telling us.

Sample sizes:

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 11:02

We often look to see how groups of vulnerable young people are doing relative to their peers in our data sets.

We were recently prompted to look at young people who are young carers, who have special educational needs, who are attending PRUs, and who are in Special Schools.  The numbers from PRUs and Special Schools who completed any of our questionnaires are small, and they may not have answered the same set of questions, so this analysis is rather patchy. 

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 11:57

SHEU is 40!

We were founded in 1977 by John Balding in the University of Exeter.

We went independent in 1997 and 2017 is our 40th birthday, so at today's staff meeting we had a cake.

 

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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 13:29
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 13:33

The Sex Education Forum have published today some notes and advice on puberty.
http://www.sexeducationforum.org.uk/policy-campaigns/the-puberty-issue.aspx

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 14:08

The US School Breakfast Program [SBP] was established in 1966 for the primary purpose of offering a morning meal to low-income children who would otherwise have none. This blog, written in 2015, is not to mark any 'breakfast' occasion or 'week/day of ...' events but to place together a number of links to research that support a range of investigations. Some may be satisfied by simply clicking on a link and reading what appears on screen.

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 10:46

I was reminded of this piece today:

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 15:19

The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO-IARC) have just released a statement about red and processed meats ( http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2015/pdfs/pr240_E.pdf ).  They reviewed the evidence about the increased risk of things like bowel cancer, and concluded that processed meats definitely cause cancer in people, and red meat "probably" causes cancer.

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Comments about SHEU

"As a result of the survey we reviewed and amended PSHE schemes of work, we are currently working on a "Green Travel Plan", a morning breakfast club was established and we further developed 6th Form mentoring."

Health Education Coordinator

"Thank you from my staff to you and all your staff. The speed of 'turn-around' of the questionnaires is outstanding in anyone's terms." Headteacher

Headteacher

"Thank you very much, David, for another excellent survey.  We look forward to receiving our reports."

Healthy Schools Co-ordinator

At the time, the results were very useful and the feedback report very useful and insightful. Significant changes will occur in our schools health and wellbeing provision next year and conducting another survey will certainly help me to ensure I am planning effectively for the needs of our pupils.

Head of Health and Wellbeing

"Many thanks for a major contribution to the health of children in the UK and elsewhere over many years and putting in place the continuation of the Unit." Tribute from a Director of Public Health to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

Director of Public Health

"I have never looked at myself in this way before." Pupil

Pupil

"You have often stood alone against the media who were often looking for the sensational headline. I have noticed an important change: the media now look out for and report very fairly and fully on the reports from the team." 
Tributes from a Health Education Advisor to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

Health Education Advisor

"I would like to say that this survey was very useful and made me realise things about PE and health that I had never realised before......Food at school is groovy, especially if your school does Jamie Olivers School Dinners. Viva apples and thanks for the survey." Female pupil, 13 yrs old

Female pupil, 13yrs

Any comments on specific survey questions that may have caused difficulty?
All questions are clearly worded and easy to answer

Class teacher

"You and the team have the evidence to show how young people's behaviour has or hasn't changed over time." 
Tribute from a Health Education Co-ordinator to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

Health Education Co-ordinator