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Oxfordshire Survey

University of Oxford Online Pupil Health and wellbeing survey Free to ALL Oxfordshire Schools and Colleges

NEW Oxfordshire Online Pupil Survey 2020 - HOME edition

Due to the COVID-19 situaton, schools were closed just as we were preparing to make the 2020 version of OPS available to schools. In response to the situation, funding has been granted by the Pathfinder project to run a HOME edition, including questions about how lockdown has affected pupils' mental health and general well-being. This is now available to schools. Contact Pauline to find out how your school can take part.

Oxfordshire Online Pupil Survey

Last year we successfuly carried out a valuable and well-established questionnaire in schools on well-being as part of a University of Oxford collaborative project (iSAM). We have been funded to carry out a further 2 surveys, in 2020 and 2021. The Oxfordshire Online Pupil Survey (OPS) for pupils in years 4/5/6, 8/10 and 12 including colleges will be offered to schools free of charge. The survey provides invaluable data for schools to gain insights into pupil voice, set priorities for improving the health and wellbeing of their pupils, and monitor impact.

The survey will

  • Capture young people’s opinions on a range of health and wellbeing issues
  • Enable needs-led targeted interventions at school, cluster and local authority level
  • Allow schools to analyse their data and compare with the local authority average
  • Help schools secure additional resources and funding grants if need is identified
  • Help in evaluating the effectiveness of policies and practice
  • Enable schools to generate specific reports that can be used as evidence within the Ofsted Inspection Framework e.g. bullying, sleep, safety, mental health
  • Provide a powerful vehicle for pupil voice ensuring local politicians and decision-makers across different services see how children and young people are feeling and behaving
  • Ensure allocation of resources can be more needs-led at times of reduced funding
University of Oxford Online Pupil Health and wellbeing survey 2019 Benefits of the survey

The survey is engaging and easy for pupils to use and asks a series of questions across a range of health and wellbeing related issues. Primary, Secondary, Special and the Year 12/FE survey differ slightly and have age appropriate questions. The survey takes most pupils between 30 - 45 minutes to complete and can be comfortably fitted into a lesson.

The school/college will receive its own data, and can generate different reports. The data can provide the school with invaluable information for Ofsted evidence. There will also be Oxfordshire wide data that will used to inform the strategic planning across partnerships.

Examples of survey results can be accessed here and there are case stories from South Gloucestershire on how schools have used data to demonstrate impact of interventions on pupils’ health and wellbeing behaviours.