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

the Every Child Matters agenda and our surveys

Every Child Matters was the policy framework established by the 1997-2010 Labour Government to improve outcomes for young people. It had five areas:
* Be Healthy
* Stay Safe
* Enjoy and Achieve
* Make a Positive Contribution
* Economic Well-Being
Much of our questionnaire work over the last few years has been carried out with this framework in mind, and you will see frequent reference to it on this website. We do know that the current Government have decided to at least change the emphasis regarding policy for children and young people, and as always we will adapt our services to match the changing priorities of our clients.
At SHEU we are confident that the principles put in place for our services by John Balding over thirty years ago still hold good.  The central idea is that better debates are had and better decisions get made when you have better information, whether you are a child, a teacher, or a parent… or even Secretary of State.
Please follow these links for related webpages:
School surveys
Which survey?
Cornwall HS surveys
Comments from SHEU survey users

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Comments about SHEU

"Thanks for presenting the survey to local schools this morning, I just wanted to thank you for such interesting and thought-provoking information.  
I’m really glad we were able to take part - the information (particularly headline data and differences) will support us to have some really interesting questions with the Year group as a whole about the sense they’re making of this; what they think it might mean in terms of changes they might make, and what they need to support them in this."

Deputy Headteacher

"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

"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

"We never make a move without looking at these excellent reports." Public Health Consultant

Public Health Consultant

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

"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

Headteacher

"The service you provide is of national significance." Health Development Agency

Health Development Agency

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)

(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)