School alcohol policy
A strong drug and alcohol policy can support pupils’ wellbeing, behaviour and safety. This resource aims to help schools with the process of reviewing or implementing a drug and alcohol policy, with practical advice on consulting with teachers, pupils, parents and others in the community. It can be used by primary and secondary schools & pupil referral units, and should also be helpful for colleges.
These provide additional information on issues relating to drug policy. Drugs: guidance for schools This DfES guidance from 2004, although superseded, still contains much helpful advice.
Joining forces – Drugs: Guidance for police working with schools and colleges – ACPO guidance for police working with schools and colleges.
Resources for school govenors
This presentation explains how to ensure that schools are doing what they need to in order to:
- be sure that the school can manage drug and alcohol incidents with confidence and consistency;
- deliver high quality PSHE education that makes a clear contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development;
- demonstrate to Ofsted that the behaviour and safety of pupils is ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ and they understand how to manage risks;
- fulfil the school’s statutory duty to promote all pupils’ wellbeing, including for those who are at risk from their own use or that of someone in their family.