A presentation for school governors

Taking a lead on drug and alcohol prevention for safer schools and confident pupils

A strong drug and alcohol policy can support pupils’ wellbeing, behaviour and safety. This presentation for governors 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.

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