Angela Balding - Survey Manager

Angela Balding is the Survey Manager at SHEU and is your first point of contact for all enquiries about our survey services.

Please email Angela or contact by telephone on 01392 667272.

Angela joined the unit in 1999 after ten years as a primary school teacher with experience of working with children in the 4 to 12 age range. Her main role within the unit is the liaison with key funding partners and project managers to ensure for the overall smooth running of each piece of work. She has also written curriculum materials to support SHEU's work with primary schools.

Angela is author of SHEU's Fit to Succeed Programme. This is an ongoing study aimed at increasing the levels of physical activity in young people through a partnership between the young people of Exeter and public and private sector agencies. The project has developed a monitoring tool that is currently providing valuable evidence for the impact of the School Sport Co-ordinator programme.

She represents SHEU in the Water for Health Alliance, part of Water UK. Her interest in the water debate has arisen from the evidence emerging from Fit to Succeed about the provision of water in schools and the impact that small changes can make.

When not at work, she is exercised well by her dogs and is never very far from a hockey pitch.

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Comments about SHEU

"Over the last twenty years you have achieved much. The surveys and subsequent reports have painted the clearest picture we have of what young people are doing and what they think." Tribute from OFSTED to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

OFSTED

I would be extremely interested to see the results as I know how useful this information has been to the other schools in the
borough

Headteacher

"This is amazing! Thank you." (school report)

Headteacher

"I have valued greatly the work I have done with the team in Exeter, it has been a highlight of my years here." Health Promotion Specialist

Health Promotion Specialist

I think the HRBQ is an absolutely wonderful, informative tool and I am keen to really encourage schools/other relevant partners (as appropriate) to utilise this invaluable data to encourage voice of the child, and subsequently contribute to shaping priorities and services.

Senior Health Improvement Practitioner (Children and Young People)

"Your work in developing the Health Related Behaviour Survey was ground breaking and has continued to evolve." Tribute from a Director of Public Health to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

"SHEU data proved the best source of the kind of information we were looking for (...) to provide research support to the National Healthy Schools Programme." 

Department of Health

"We would like to take part in the next ECM survey. We have found the data produced invaluable for supporting evidence in our SEF etc."

School Vice Principal

 “The (SHEU survey) helped us to prioritise where we needed to be in terms of PSHE education. We delivered assemblies based on the evidence as well as curriculum development, and dealt with whole school issues – particularly in regard to pastoral care. The answers received to the question on the survey “Who are you most likely to approach if you needed help” worried staff as “teacher” was not a popular answer. Subsequently the staff asked themselves why this had happened and what needed to be done to address the issue. There was more emphasis on wider aspects of PSHE education delivery, which needed more attention.

To summarise, the (SHEU survey) allows the PSHE department to assess the impact of teaching and learning and modify future lessons accordingly. It allows our school to look at whole school issues such as the extent to which the pastoral care system is meeting the needs of our pupils. It helps us to do need analysis of our pupils. It helps to provide important evidence for SEF / the extent to which we are meeting wellbeing indicators / National Healthy School standards.”  

Secondary School Head

"The data from the 2018/19 survey is still in heavy use here, the physical activity related findings were pivotal in changing the relevant strategy recently to target less active groups like girls towards the end of secondary school, and I’ve three fairly hefty jobs on the to-do list that will use the data with other sources to identify target schools for mental health and physical activity projects, and another looking at community safety. I call it the gift that keeps giving and that certainly seems to be the case!"

Senior Public Health Specialist (Intelligence)