ACCRINGTON BENJAMIN HARGREAVES CE ( VA) PRIMARY SCHOOL
Drugs Education Policy
We, at Benjamin Hargreaves, strive for excellence and enjoyment in education by providing a safe, secure, caring family environment where all are valued and respected as individuals. We will endeavour to enable all children to reach their full potential, whilst growing in their love and understanding of the Christian faith.
By definition drugs are any chemical substance which can affect the body or mind.
At Benjamin Hargreaves we are committed to the health and safety of our children and staff and will take action to safeguard their well-being.
The aims of this policy are:
(eg: Drama, English etc.);
Drugs education takes place with a permanent member of staff.. The School welcomes the involvement of appropriate outside agencies in supporting the development and delivery of drugs education. We will ensure that all such involvement is jointly planned and that the ethos and approaches of any such agency are consistent with our own School policy and expectations.
Teachers should adhere to the following guidance:
Drugs at School
The Role of Parents/Carers
The School is aware that the primary role in children’s drugs education lies with parents. We wish to build a positive and supporting relationship with the parents/carers of our pupils, through mutual understanding, trust and cooperation. To promote this we will:
When an incident concerning unauthorised drugs has occurred in School, and a pupil is involved, we will inform the parents/carers, and explain how we intend to respond to the incident.
Staff will be cautious about discharging a pupil to the care of an intoxicated parent, particularly when the parent intends driving the pupil home. Staff will suggest an alternative arrangement. The focus will be the pupil’s welfare and safety. Where the behaviour of an intoxicated parent places a child at risk, or the parent or carer becomes abusive or violent, staff should consider whether the circumstances of the case are serious enough to invoke child protection procedures, and possibly the involvement of the police.
Review date: December 2016