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Appendix C

Year 8-Year 12 pupil responses to the School Survey, South Gloucestershire

Question Secondary School Numerator Denominator
Reported being drunk 17.39% 98 249
Tried illegal drugs 6.3% 118 1871
Feel stressed about school work 43.7% 748 1711
Worry about going to school 15.6% 268 1719
Is often in trouble at school 12.7% 219 1731
Pupil or anyone in their immediate family has been a victim of abuse? 8.6% 147 1705
Ever self-harmed? 12.6% 279 1736
Most common method of self-harm Cutting    
Those who self-harm regularly 6.1% 65 250
Told someone about your self-harming 51.7% 134 259
Received medical treatment for the injury 8.2% 21 257
Still self-harming 35.3% 91 258
Been seriously bullied in the last year 15.3% 132 1617
Most common causes for bullying

1.       Appearance

2.       Rumours about themselves

3.       Personality

4.       Friendship Group

5.       Size

N/A 416
Most common methods of bullying

1.       Verbal 79%

2.       Cyber 27%

3.       Isolation 25%

4.       Physical 22%

N/A 378
Most common locations where bullying takes place

1.       Classroom 33%

2.       Other 21%

3.       School bus/train16%

4.       Outside 13%

N/A 426
People who have helped with the bullying

1.       Family 53%

2.       Friends 43%

3.       Professional 30%

4.       No-one 22.4%

N/A 441
Worried that have difficulty sleeping at night 31.8% 479 1509
Unsatisfied with their life 11.9% 158 1327
Top areas where more support would be needed

1.       Cooking skills 40%

2.       Money management 31%

3.       Getting fit 31%

4.       Losing weight 31%

5.       Relationships 30%

 

 

 

N/A

1311
Feel confident about their future 87.5% 883 1412
Proud of things they’ve achieved 87.3% 1247 1429
Felt unhappy in the last week 16.1% 245 1520
Felt unhappy in the last week, at school

20.4%

 

306 1502

 

Question Year 12 Numerator Denominator
Been drunk 62.9% 180 262
Tried illegal drugs 16.3% 76 467
Feel stressed about school work 60.7% 267 440
Worry about going to school 16.7% 71 424
Is often in trouble at school 4.4% 20 450
Pupil or anyone in their immediate family has been a victim of abuse? 9.8% 44 449
Ever self-harmed? 17% 78 381
Most common method of self-harm Cutting N/A 78
Regularly Self-harm 5.9% 24 69
Told someone about your self-harming 48.1% 37 77
Received medical treatment for the injury 15.6% 12 77
Still self-harming 23.7% 18 76
Been seriously bullied in the last year 5.3% 23 436
Most common causes for bullying

1.       Rumours about themselves 46%

2.       Appearance 44%

3.       Personality 42%

4.       Friendship group 40%

N/A 50*
Most common methods of bullying

1.       Verbal 88%

2.       Isolation/exclusion 42%

3.       Physical 30%

N/A 50*
Most common locations where bullying takes place

1.       Classroom 22.6%

2.       School bus/train 18.9%

3.       At school 17%

  53*
People who have helped with the bullying

1.       No-one 39.3%

2.       Family 37.5%

3.       Friend 32%

N/A 56*
Worried that have difficulty sleeping at night 43% 176 409
Unsatisfied with their life 12.7% 48 377
Top areas where more support would be needed

1.       Independent living 46%

2.       Money management 45.3%

3.       Stress management 42.5%

4.       Cooking Skills 41.7%

5.       Getting fit 32.8%

   
Feel confident about their future 74.8%

306

 

409
Proud of things they’ve achieve 80.3% 334 416
Felt unhappy in the last week 18.3% 75 411
Felt unhappy in the last week, at school 23.3% 95 408

*Small dataset careful in interpretation

There is a gradient linking the breakfast intake and the prevalence of self-harm as presented in table 2 below. The highest levels of self-harm are observed in those who never have breakfast, followed by those who do not have breakfast often. Those who have breakfast sometimes and usually have lower levels than those who never or not often have breakfast. The lowest self-harm prevalence is observed in those who have breakfast every morning, and the value is 4.5 lower than those who never have breakfast. This in accordance with previous studies that discuss the frequency of breakfast intake to an alternative measure of deprivation.

Table 2: SG school survey analysis

 Response to question ‘do you self-harm’ Breakfast = Never % Breakfast = Not often % Breakfast = Sometimes % Breakfast = Usually % Breakfast = Every morning % Total %
Yes 76 39.6 94 26.1 30 15.5 52 14.1 86 8.7 338 16.1
No 116 60.4 266 73.9 164 84.5 317 85.9 901 91.3 1764 83.9
Total 192 100.0 360 100.0 194 100.0 369 100.0 987 100.0 2102 100.0
Not answered 27 14.1 27 7.5 12 6.2 37 10.0 87 8.8 190 9.0
Total selected: 219   387   206   406   1074   2292