“(The SHEU survey) was very, very useful. It gave us reassurance we weren’t missing a trick. For example not many pupils in the sample year groups were taking illegal drugs, which re-enforced our opinions. But the survey also raised issues and flagged some things up. We discovered that some of our girls weren’t eating enough – the percentage of girls in our school not eating lunch the day before the survey was higher than the county average. There were other concerns too, specifically around cigarettes, alcohol and attendance.
The school used this data and took a number of actions to address it. More female peer mentors were put in place and the school asked NEXUS (the Extended Schools service) for help, so they developed a programme for girls which addressed their eating patterns, healthy eating, sex education and self-esteem issues.
We ran an anti-bullying group for Year 9 as a preventative measure, based upon data provided by our current Year 10 students.
The travel data revealed that a high number of pupils took the car to school so we involved the BIKE-IT scheme who ran assemblies, brought in their bikes (including one with a pedal-powered smoothie maker!), and raised awareness of health and green issues.
The information about how happy the students were with their lives raised some concerns as far fewer girls were as happy as the boys, so work was done around developing aspirations, role-models and self-esteem."
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Postal and telephone/fax details are below, or you can email using the addresses below.
SHEU occupies offices in Clyst St Mary near Exeter that are easily accessible by road links.
Our staff include: Directors, Administrator, Projects Manager, Marketing and Publications Manager, Data Preparation Manager, and data preparation staff. Our data preparation staff include home-workers, who check and prepare questionnaire scripts for data entry by the on-site team who also provide valuable clerical support. Our permanent staff have a range of experience gained from working in education and health, and between them have expertise from the primary, secondary, FE/HE and health sectors.
SHEU enjoys the support of consultants for specialist computer hardware and software, and has an Advisory Group of members drawn from the worlds of education, health and research.
For further information, please contact us at the address below:
9 Yeo Business Park,
Devon EX5 1DP
Tel. (01392) 66 72 72
If you would like to supply goods or services to us,
please email and don't ring.
How to get to SHEU
SHEU offices are to the East of Exeter, at
9 Yeo Business Park, Axehayes Farm, Clyst St.Mary, EXETER, Devon. EX5 1DP.
By public transport
By train or bus to Exeter Bus Station, then Bus No.9 (Seaton) or No.9A (Honiton)to the Cat and Fiddle stop (or Crealy Country Park).
There is then an uncomfortable walk along a main road without a pavement, just a narrow and irregular grass verge, so please get us to pick you up!
From Exeter/M5: Via the Sandygate roundabout (M5 J30), head East on the A376(A3052) signposted Exmouth/Sidmouth/Westpoint, and straight over the next roundabout (left hand lane, A3052/Sidmouth Road) towards Seaton. There's a brown tourist signpost to Crealy Adventure Park on the same road. Our turn-off is less than 2 miles after that on your left. Park on your left or in visitors' parking.
|From Exeter/Clyst St Mary||From Farringdon|
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|left turn here||right turn here|
|left fork here|
|and then a right fork|
|Park on the gravel on the left|
|We're in No.9, behind the buildings on your right|
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