Online survey: clear, friendly, responsive

Responses from questionnaires are stored in our databanks

Pupils and students can still complete on paper, if you prefer

Questionnaires are fetched by secure courier and logged in the SHEU offices

Questions are composed collaboratively with clients and designed with the pupils and students in mind

School survey experts

Millions of questionnaires from SHEU have been completed by pupils since the Unit was founded in 1977.
We have the answers to thousands of questions, including:

  • What did our pupils have for breakfast this morning?
  • What are they worried about?
  • How much money do they have to spend, and what do they spend it on?
  • Do they think our PSHE lessons are useful?

Schools will get a detailed book of tables and a comparison report.  [Click on the thumbnails for a larger version.]

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For more about reports, see our Reports page.  What sort of pupil survey are you interested in?

To discuss your survey requirements, contact Angela Balding on (01392) 66 72 72 or email.
To see what sort of reports you can receive, see our Reports page.
Follow this link for comments from SHEU survey users
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We can survey your school staff (teaching staff only or everyone) for their perceptions of

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Other school topics

We have a well-tested Staff Health and Wellbeing survey developed by ourselves and can also offer the short model questionnaire developed by BaNES and its partners.

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Online Surveys

Surveys can be completed on paper or online.

We launched our online survey service in 2004 and at the time we had the idea that nearly all our survey work would be online by now.  While the proportion of work online has increased, some clients find that paper questionnaires are still more convenient for them.  But what are the benefits of doing a survey online?

Benefits of the Online Survey

  • Greater Student Access: All students in a year group can take part, not just a sample
  • Instant access to results at the end of the survey period
  • Facilities for instant printing of results in different formats for presentations. e.g. graphs
  • Own school/college figures can be compared with the group of others who complete online
  • It is an intelligent questionnaire, students only see questions relevant to them
  • Graphics are more friendly
  • Option for personal health feedback for students
  • Website links for students who finish early
  • Telephone help support

Some of the authorities that have used/will use SHEU online surveys ... [more details]
Bath NE Somerset, Bradford, Bristol, Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, Croydon, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dudley, Ealing, East Sussex, Essex, Gateshead, Guernsey, Haringey, Hertfordshire, Isle of Wight, Knowsley, Lambeth, Lewisham, Milton Keynes, Oldham, Newcastle, North Lancashire, North Yorkshire, Plymouth, Richmond, Rochdale, Solihull, Somerset, South Tyneside, Southwark, Stoke, Suffolk, Sunderland, Swindon, Wakefield, Warrington, Wolverhampton, Worcestershire

SHEU OATs [Online Analysis Tools]
SHEU have designed OATs, after consultations with clients, to meet the needs of authorities for accurate and fast survey information. Via a secure login, the results from OATs are accessible via all web browsers, without the need to download software, and levels of access are tailored to local requirements. 

SHEU OATs

  • Flexible eg. clients choose who sees survey results
  • Results compared with the main survey or a subset of the results eg. schools can access their own results and compare themselves to similar schools
  • Choices over information displayed eg. you choose to filter the results to show age, location, gender, FSM and smoking
  • Compare locations, gender, issues etc. and trends eg. examine a range of issues over time when you have more than one set of data
  • Export data for further analysis eg. Excel or other software and paste into your text processor or presentation software

 

More information about the online version of the school survey (including a Demonstration version) can be found here:

www.schoolsurveys.co.uk

More information about the 6th Form/Further Education online version of the survey can be found here:

www.healthsurveys.co.uk

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We have a number of off-the-shelf surveys which are available to clients but we can of course design a questionnaire just for you. Customising surveys can be done very quickly online. We can also design a new survey on paper, with your selected content, design amd logos, and dispatch a parcel to you.

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Prices can can from less than £100 to carry out a primary school parent perception survey online, to the best part of £1000 to do a full lifestyle survey on paper with secondary school pupils in two year groups.

We will work hard to accommodate your needs inside your budget: give us a call!

If we give you an estimate, there will be no hidden extras like set-up fees or airport taxes to pay.

Contact Angela Balding on (01392) 66 72 72 or by e-mail to discuss your requirements.

To see what sort of reports you can receive, see our Reports page.

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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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Angela

School Surveys Direct

SHEU are specialist providers of local data and nationally-recognised since 1977.

 

 

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Comments about SHEU

"We did this last year with Year 8 and 10 and was incredibly useful. It is WELL worth doing and so useful to inform PSHE planning. The safeguarding audit team were delighted that we had done it. The findings are so so interesting.
"The findings are really comprehensive and range from what percentage of year 8 have breakfast in the morning to how many have tried this particular drug, to identity, health and sleep patterns, mental health, citizenship issues....
"It's essential for the PSHE and pastoral curriculum."

PSHCEE coordinator

Thank you for following up with schools the comments that caused concern. It is very sad to hear that some of our children have these thoughts and feelings and I am so grateful that you were able to make the schools aware of this so that they can attempt to offer some support.

This is another reason why I am so pleased that we have been able to work with you to offer this survey.

Health and Wellbeing Adviser

"Please send an additional copy of our report - it is the most requested and borrowed item in the whole library." Health Promotion Unit

Health Promotion Unit

"We're very happy to commission another survey from you. Our colleagues in School Improvement are dead keen to work with us on this. During our last LA Inspection, we were flagged from our Tellus data as having a bullying problem. We could demonstrate with our SHEU data - which had a much better sample size and coverage of the authority - that we did not have the problem they suggested. The Inspectors went away happy and we are definitely surveying again with SHEU."

Local Authority Senior Adviser

"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

"This is an excellent way of keeping up to date belt and braces style."

School Drugs Advisor

"...the only question to cause a problem was 'has everyone got a pen?" Supervisor's notes following a school survey

Supervisor's Notes

Please could our College be part of the SHEU survey this academic year? We did it in 2016 and 2017 and found it incredibly informative and it helped us shape our PSHE provision.

Assistant Principal

"As a Deputy Head in a large secondary school I was involved in taking part in a city wide health and wellbeing survey over a period of six years. Completing the survey every two years grew in importance year on year, with the final cycle having a major impact on our SDP, PHSE curriculum, Ofsted outcomes and governor understanding.
Over the six year period we moved from a small sample in two tutor groups filling in a paper survey to two year groups completing an online survey. The reports produced give graphical analysis of a wide range of issues. As a result of the survey we increased the number of PSHE workshop days for students to address issues such as smoking, drug and alcohol awareness, anti-bullying workshops. The surveys helped Governors make a positive informed decision to allow Brook Advisory Clinic nurses on site to support students.
As a result of taking part and using the evidence provided we were able to offer more support for students which had a direct impact on improved attendance and outcomes."

Deputy Head Secondary School

"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