To clarify the legal requirements and responsibilities of the school
To reinforce and safeguard the health and safety of students and the whole school community
To clarify the school’s approach to drugs for all staff, students, governors, parents/carers, external agencies and the wider community
To clarify the procedures for responding to and managing any drug-related incidents that may occur so that they are managed with confidence and consistency and in the best interests of those involved
To ensure that the response to incidents involving drugs and the drug education programme compliment the values and ethos of the school
To provide a basis for evaluating the effectiveness of the school drug education programme and the management of incidents involving illegal and other unauthorised drugs
To reinforce the role of the school in contributing to local and national strategies. As part of their statutory duty to promote students’ well-being, schools have a clear role to play in preventing drug misuse
Other related policies and documents include:
Ethos of the school
PSHEE and Citizenship Policy
Child Protection/Safeguarding Policy
Health and Safety policy
Equal Opportunities Policy
School Behaviour Policy
This policy applies to all school staff , students, parents/carers, governors and other partner agencies working with the school. The policy applies to the school premises, the school day, while travelling to and from school, journeys in school time, work experience, day and residential trips and when the school is deemed to be in loco parentis.
You can read our full Drugs Policy by downloading the PDF below.