SHEU survey comments

SHEU : nationally-recognised, since 1977,
as the specialist provider of reliable local survey data for schools and colleges

 

Comments from those using SHEU surveys:

"The wellbeing survey is commissioned by the (...) Team within the County Council and delivered by the Schools Health Education Unit in order to collect robust information about children and young people’s lifestyles. The survey is now in its sixth year and the findings are used to inform (the Council's) annual needs assessment for children’s services and the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment by identifying baseline data and informing targets, service evaluation and improvement. It also acts as a resource to help schools establish appropriate curriculum development, particularly in PSHEE, and provide data to support aspects of the Ofsted self evaluation form." Council report

"We were talking about (the SHEU survey) data at our recent NSCoPSE Conference, for PSHE advisers and consultants. It would be really helpful if some of this powerful data and the trends could be shared in the consultation around the PSHE Review. Colleagues shared their very positive experiences of (the SHEU survey). It provides excellent evidence of behaviour change for children and young people and of the impact of PSHE and wider interventions." Personal and Social Development Consultant

"Thank you for the report. Can I say - it is really informative and interesting to read. Really helps with our school development." PSHE Co-ordinator

"Thanks again for all your help and responses to our endless requests for further (survey) support. I am really pleased to report that the SHEU data has been disseminated widely and is being used as we speak to re-direct service provision and commissioning across a range of services and topic areas. Thank-you!" Public Health Commissioning Manager

"Can I say I say a very big thank you to all involved on your side. We really do appreciate what the project has allowed us to do, therefore allowing us to plan appropriately for our learning in PSH&CE. Thank you David for all your support and guidance here as well." PSH&CE Advisor

"The (named) Children and Young People's Partnership has benefitted from the results of the SHEU survey locally for many years now, and we should like to continue to do so in future." Consultant in Public Health Medicine

"I really think that the HRBQ is a wonderful piece of work in terms of getting useful information for so many different organisations in one go." Healthy Children's Research and Statistics Officer

"I really appreciate the professional service which SHEU offers.  We have had a great experience working with Angela on the school surveys." Health Improvement Specialist

"The survey reports have been used to inform commissioning at specific commissioning groups. They are also being used within our Extended Schools Clusters and to inform The Annual Public Health and the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment." Programme Manager - Young People

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"We use the data to inform whole school practise: Pastoral programmes for target groups of pupils; Items for discussion with School Council; Information to help us achieve the Healthy School gold standard; To develop and dicuss with pupils our Anit-Bullying Policy; Targeted whole class sessions with the Police Community Support Officers; To share pupil perceptions of all aspects of their school life with parents, staff and governers." Learning Mentor

"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

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

"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

"Our primary school has completed SHEU questionnaires and used the data for the past four years." Primary School Learning Mentor

"Thank you very much, David, for another excellent survey.  We look forward to receiving our reports." Healthy Schools Co-ordinator

"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

"Just to say a huge thank you for all your efforts in helping us with the Health survey amongst pupils. It has provided us with significant data which will be used across the school to help us improve. It helped us to obtain a healthy schools standard as well. I hope we can make this an annual feature as we can track the changing health of our pupils." Headteacher

"One year (following the SHEU survey) responses from our Year 4 cohort caused us concern, so we put in place a number of team building, motivational projects. We then assessed their effectiveness by requesting the SHEU questionnaires for these pupils as Year 5's." Learning Mentor

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your work regarding writing and compiling the sex education survey. The survey was well executed and the schools have found their individual reports very helpful. The results of the survey have enabled the Local Campaign Group to justify the need for young men's campaigns and given us invaluable insight as to the thoughts and experiences of this target group." Teenage Pregnancy Strategy Manager

"It's good to talk with you again - we used so much of those data and did so much with it in schools - we really got the place buzzing!" Consultant in Public Health

"The data from last time were spot-on and we have done lots of work with it. We are very keen to repeat the survey." 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

 

 

 

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"The (research emails) are very useful in my job as PSHE Coordinator and also for supporting the development of our onsite health centre."

PSHE Coordinator

"Very interesting digests."

Director of Equality and Diversity

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Drugs Advisor

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Healthy Schools Programme Co-ordinator

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Student Services Manager

"The (research emails are) very useful to contribute to raising awareness on health issues across college to students and staff."

Director of Learning Support

"I find the research emails an invaluable source for keeping up-to-date with developments within the field."

Senior Lecturer

"I share (the research emails) with schools developing their PSHE programmes."

Education Adviser

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Joint Commissioning Manager

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PSHE Manager

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Director of Student Progression

"The Pastoral Team greatly value the up to date information that we receive from SHEU."

Vice Principal

"The breakdown of topic areas is good and all areas are relevant to my work. I use the information to update my knowledge, and disseminate at meetings or when working with school children."

Health Development Officer

"I find the information very useful for my work."

SRE Consultant

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Health & Care Coordinator

"I welcome and value your updates and would like to continue receiving them."

School Health Adviser

"I regularly read your (research emails) and use them as resources."

Healthy College Coordinator

"The information in the emails provides a useful perspective on a range of issues relating to the views of children and young people."

Senior Adviser C&YP

"Much of your output is outstanding and most is extremely useful."

PSHE Coordinator

"Can I say a very big thank you to all involved on your side. We really do appreciate what the project has allowed us to do, therefore allowing us to plan appropriately for our learning in PSH&CE. Thank you David for all your support and guidance here as well."

PSH&CE Advisor

"I find your emails very useful."

Assistant Director of Public Health

"Many thanks for sending the research news. It's a super resource - very interesting and informative."

Learning Adviser

"Thank you for the report. Can I say - it is really informative and interesting to read. Really helps with our school development."

PSHE Co-ordinator

"... the information and resources are invaluable in helping to prepare our programmes and lessons for students and supporting the delivery team of staff."

Grammar School Headteacher

"The (research emails) are an excellent way of keeping on top of current research relating to the health of young people - I find them really useful."

Health Advisor Children's Services

"I know of no other similar way of quickly accessing research for children and young people across disciplines and sectors."

Lecturer

"Thank you, I find this very useful!" 

Healthy College Co-ordinator

"Most helpful, thanks"

National Health Education Group member

"We find them very useful for up to date news on resources and publications in young people research."

Public Health Intelligence Manager

"The research news has really interesting links, a welcome addition to SHEU's work, and forwarded to our HeadTeacher who is very committed to addressing the links between diet and behaviour."

Head of Family and Child Care

"I like the format, easy to read, links work!"

Research and Statistics Officer

"I would very much still like to receive your emails as I find them very useful. Many thanks for your continued support."

Health and Community Consultant

"This is excellent. Thanks for a great resource."

Director of Student Services

"I find the emails very informative."

Manager Children's Services

"After many years I am retiring from my role as an educational consultant so will no longer require your resource. However many thanks for it as it has been most useful in helping to support my schools with all aspects of Health and Wellbeing."

Educational Consultant (retired)

"The research emails are very useful for our work as support tutors in Mental Health."

College tutor

"Thank you for the ongoing support and information you share with us. I am very grateful for this support and would like to continue receiving these updates."

Deputy Headteacher Primary School

"I find the (research emails) very helpful." x

PSHE Co-ordinator

"Always interesting to read perspective you offer."

Learning Resources Manager

" ... the information is really useful in school."

Deputy Headteacher Primary School

" ... emails from SHEU always have interesting pieces of research relating to young people."

Head of Health & Social Sciences

"I find this information extremely useful."

Healthy Schools Co-ordinator

"This service is excellent."

"I would just like to say that on behalf of students with learning disabilities, this is an excellent website...I have found it useful to show our E3 students." Team Leader Post 19 Supported Learning

Team Leader Post 19 Supported Learning

"I found this communication very useful."

Public Health Consultant

"The (research emails) are very useful and all my team value the continuing opportunity to access the information provided in the updates."

C&YP Manager

"I do find this a really good resource."

Sexual Health Outreach Worker

"My colleagues in the Health Improvement Dept find the (research emails) very useful and informative."

Health Improvement Manager

"Please continue to send this bulletin it is very useful."

"I find these emails useful."

Assistant Principal Sixth Form College

"I often use your research to back up the training I do for schools. Keep up the good work."

School Improvement Adviser

"I am very impressed with the content of the research news. Thank you very much indeed."

Health Improvement Officer

"... your health and wellbeing research links are always included in our PSHE network newsletter which goes out every half term to all our schools and colleges."

Principal Public Health Officer

"Your research emails are really beneficial to our students."

Sixth Form College Senior Tutor

"The (research) emails are very helpful."

Healthy Schools Development Worker

"... it's easy to select from the list the links I am interested in, want to read more about, or want to forward to our team. The categories are useful... I have lifted findings or quotes into my training."

Manager PDP PSHE service

"I forward your E mail to relevant teachers eg. Food Tech, PE, PSE. Research news certainly assists us in keeping up to date with current trends. The age grouping is very useful."

School Librarian

"... the information is always brilliant!"

Personal Tutor

"SHEU research is a wonderful tool and very useful to several of the teaching staff here plus the library research files. Keep up your amazing work."

School Librarian

"Thanks - very interesting. Please could I subscribe."

College Nurse

"I find your site invaluable.Thanks so much for having all the information at this site."

Mental Health Nurse

"SHEU's information is the most efficient and comprehensive way I have of keeping up to date with current issues and research about young people."

Health Teacher

"Many thanks for this. It is incredibly useful!"

College Nurse

"I glean so much useful information from the research emails."

PSHE Manager

"I would very much still like to receive the e-mails as they are extremely informative."

Health Officer Premier League Football Club

"Thanks again for all your help and responses to our endless requests for further (survey) support. I am really pleased to report that the SHEU data has been disseminated widely and is being used as we speak to re-direct service provision and commissioning across a range of services and topic areas. Thank-you!"

Public Health Commissioning Manager

"They (Research News) are a wonderful resource to work with in my role as Connexions Health PA."

Connexions Personal Advisor

"The simple email-with-links-system works well for me and the links are extremely relevant for my line of work. I use the information to keep up to date with current health issues and research."

Healthy Schools Advisor

"The email link system works good for me, no complaints. The links are relevant to my work and I use some of the information to pass on back to schools."

Healthy Schools Advisor

"The (research emails) always contain something I find interesting."

School Health Advisor

"Yes please - I find the information extremely useful in my work here."

Head of Student Health

"They are excellent emails as they provide me with very relevant information and items for discussion in lessons."

Head of PSHCE

"I found it really easy to navigate and to follow links to get further information on topics which interested me. Congratulations on a good publication."

Health Improvement Manager

"The emails from SHEU are a useful resource for planning the PSHE programme."

PSHE Consultant

"We all value your regular emails and appreciate their content."

PSHE & Citizenship Adviser

"I find the information excellent as I facilitate health improvement work with young adults."

Health Improvement Nurse

"I find the emails very useful."

Healthy Schools Manager

"I use the information on this website to inform not just my planning for schemes of work and for lessons as part of my role as PSHE Co-ordinator but also for the planning of whole school issues."

PSHE Co-ordinator

"It is very useful to receive an overview of current research and to find an article about a topic that we are working on."

PSHE Manager

" I really value the excellent data and services provided by SHEU."

PSHE Consultant

"Please could you add me to your mailing list. I have a copy of your research news and am interested in these issues."

Welfare Adviser and Personal Tutor

"Someone has forwarded your email which looks very interesting. Can I be put on your mailing list?"

Student Services Manager

"I think the emails are really useful." 

SRE Consultant