The Personal Outcome Evaluation Tool (POET) survey is a quick questionnaire that asks how our special education needs support services are working in Rotherham and whether they have made a difference to you.
Who is the survey for?
It’s for all children and young people who have an Education Health and Care Plan (also known as an EHC Plan) and who are using the special education needs and disability (SEND) Support services.
What’s an Education Health and Care Plan?
It’s the plan that describes what is important to a child or young person, their needs and says what support they should get.
The survey is being carried out by a charity called 'In Control' and is in part, funded by the Department for Education.
Why do you want to know?
We want to know how helpful your support is to you, so we can help improve things for others who need support.
Who will read my answers?
Your local authority, school or health service may get a copy of your answers but they will not know who wrote them. We will also read your answers. People who read your answers will not know who wrote them. We may also make the answers available through a public archive.
What are you going to do with my answers?
We will use them to help improve the way Education Health and Care plans work and how services support you where you live and across the country. The answers will also be used to write reports that will be made public.
Do I have to answer the questions on my own?
No; you can ask someone you trust to help you complete the survey.
Do I have to answer the questions?
No; if you do not want to take part then that is absolutely fine. You can also choose to answer some or all of the questions. If you do answer them we will only use them in the way we have described.
If you are under the age of 16 you must have agreement from your parent or guardian to complete this questionnaire
There are 8 questions in this survey.