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18 November 2021 Health Related Behaviour Surveys

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18 November 2021

Dear Parents and Carers

Health Related Behaviour Surveys

Our school, along with several others, has agreed to participate in a children’s Health Behaviour Survey to support the work of Bristol Local Authority and Public Health.

The survey method was developed by the Schools Health Education Unit (SHEU) in Exeter and has been in use now for over 30 years. The questions concern a wide range of health behaviours, for example:

  • Home and Family
  • Relationships, Emotional health and Well-being,
  • Tobacco, Alcohol,
  • Leisure and Money
  • Drugs
  • Sexual Health
  • Healthy Eating 
  • Exercise

Each questionnaire is anonymous and confidential, and no pupil will be identified when the data is returned to our school. The Local Authority will receive only the summary of all schools - no individual school is identified.

The data from the survey supports Public Health to plan health care provision. The findings also help our school support curriculum discussions and development, guide us in finding relevant resources, and consider timing of personal development and PSHE sessions.

Both the Local Authority and the school find the content of the questionnaire acceptable; it has been customised to suit our local setting. We hold a copy of the questionnaire in the school office, and if you would like to examine it, you are welcome to do so.

I hope you will agree with us that you are happy for your child to complete the survey. I will assume you do approve unless I hear otherwise. Data Protection concerns are covered in the Privacy Notice for pupils, which can be found on the reverse of this sheet.

The survey will be carried out this month as a Sports and Health homework set on Teams and students must complete it by 30 November. Thank you for your support.

 Yours sincerely

 Lea Pemberton-Heard, Faculty Leader Sports and Health