Health Related Behaviour survey for pupils in Years 4 and 6
Every two years, pupils in Years 4 and 6 participate in an important Health behaviour survey. This is set up by the Local authority and provides a range of information that we can use to:
- As a starting point for discussion in classroom activities
- As a guide in the choice of resources
- As a beginning for further enquiry to strengthen existing programmes, e.g. in PE or RSHE
- As a starting point for discussion between parents and schools
The survey method that we are using has been developed by the Schools Health Education Unit and has been in use for over 40 years. Over 4000 schools have used the survey, many of them regularly repeating the survey. In Ealing the survey has been carried out every two years since 2005 and has been very successful in highlighting the health and well-being needs of young people. The results have been used to inform the curriculum we use as well as make changes to our school environment and provision.
The questions concern a wide range of health behaviour including:
- Home and family
- Healthy Eating
- Physical activity
- Leisure time
- Growing up
The Local Authority will also have a reliable database upon which it can plan service provision for children and young people. This is being done in partnership between the local authority, health services and our school.
Each questionnaire is confidential, and no pupil will be identified when the data is returned to school. The local authority will receive the total summary of all schools results in which individual schools are not identified.
The survey will be carried out in computing slots during the week beginning: Monday 4th October
We hold a copy of the questionnaire in the school office, if you would like to see the questions that pupils will be completing.