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.
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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

"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)

"The Unit produces an invaluable body of knowledge... providing exceptional information across time and throughout the country." Kelloggs

Kelloggs

"The Schools Health Education Unit has been a unique inspiration to all of us. For me, as I have worked in the many different areas of the NHS, the SHEU, its principles and your determination have always been a cornerstone in what a health promoting service should be about."
PCT Performance Manager paying tribute to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

PCT Performance Manager

"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

"...the most comprehensive health education survey."

Daily Telegraph

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

"I would like to say how much we appreciated the work you and your team have put in to this project, a big thank you for the excellent reports that you have completed on our behalf." Assistant Director of Public Health

Assistant Director of Public Health

"The Health Related Behaviour Survey is an incredibly useful resource for (us) as it provides schools, with invaluable data which can inform curriculum content, methods of lesson delivery and empower schools to better meet the needs of their pupils."

Health Education Advisor

"The data for (us) are very useful ... This is especially important when evaluating the impact of interventions regarding alcohol or other areas, as the survey data are likely to provide an earlier indication than routine data sources."

Specialist Registrar in Public Health

(Our) Senior team were very enthused with the rich source of data provided within the reports (and thought that the analyses including within the appendices section of the main reports were really interesting).

Health Improvement Specialist (Children, Schools and Families)