Alcohol and drugs
The school has a clear policy on the use of alcohol and other drugs, this can be found on the school website. Link to Alcohol and Drugs policy.
The students have lessons in PSD which deal with the impact and effects of the use of a variety of drugs, both legal and illegal and this subject is also considered in the Year 11 Religious Studies course. Tutors and senior staff will also deliver assemblies and form assemblies which touch on the subject and we often welcome outside experts to deliver talks or plays on the theme both in the main school and in the 6th Form. Pastoral staff are able to signpost and refer students or parents to expert services for support with alcohol or drug related problems.
Useful websites and organisations:
|aims to change the UK’s drinking habits for the better. It is a useful resource for facts & advice about alcohol to encourage safer drinking.|
|is a national organisation working with and for families affected by drugs and alcohol.|
|is a leading national charity working on alcohol issues. Their goal is to improve people's lives through reducing the harm caused by alcohol. The charity launched the campaign ‘It’s The Drink Talking’, which has been designed to support young people aged 13-24 across England and Wales.|
|Provides information, advice and support for everyone affected by a parent's drinking.|
|Many parents feel lost and confused when talking to their children about alcohol. How can you help them deal with peer pressure and stay safe? What UK laws exist relating to young people and alcohol? This organisation aims to help parents protect and inform their children about alcohol. This is a useful leaflet for guidance on talking to your teenager about alcohol.|
|provides facts about drugs and support for parents|
|Alcohol Education Trust September newsletter|