Special Needs and Short Stay Schools

All our surveys have been adapted for use in different settings, like short stay schools (PRUs) and special schools. For example, when conducting a survey across an authority, we often produce versions for special schools and for short stay schools.

We are happy to meet requests to get the questionnaires translated.  [Click on the picture to see a larger version of a page of the primary questionnaire in Polish.]


[Click on the picture to see a larger version of a page of the primary questionnaire in Polish.]

Our online questionnaire has been signed in British Sign Language.

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Pupils with special needs in mainstream schools are likely to need additional time and support to complete the surveys.


ORDER publications

  1. SHEU is an independent research, survey and publishing company and the 'Young People into ...' series of reports are based on the work of one of its divisions - The Schools Health Education Unit. The Unit provides reliable baseline data for local needs assessment to inform plans in health, education and care.
  2. The accumulated databank from the hundreds of school surveys we support each year, involving tens of thousands of young people, is a valuable resource of information and provides many opportunities for research. But we caution against simple reporting and interpretation of our figures as being from 'a national survey'.
  3. In 2014 we compared the profile of the schools in our data sets with what we can see in the country as a whole (see link), and we were pleasantly surprised by the similarity.  This confirms what we concluded in 2004 through a similar study: that the SHEU data sets are reasonably well-matched to the national population of schools.