Drugs & Alcohol

 Policy and Guidance

 Guidance for developing a Drug and Alcohol Policy for Schools and Educational Establishments This guidance is to support schools and educational establishments in developing a drug and alcohol policy.  This should enable educational establishments to develop an effective tool which aims to achieve the following.

  • Safeguard Students, Staff and visitors. This should include Health and safety and risk assessments.
  • Ensure Students, Staff and visitors are not committing a criminal offence.
  • Ensure clear and consistent processes can be followed, actioned and recorded.
  • Support students in making healthier lifestyle choices.


Click here to download an example policy for schools & education establishments

Alcohol Education Trust Teacher Area Make PSHE and science lessons on alcohol informative and engaging. We provide evaluated, evidence based, imaginative teachers’ newsletter and adaptable resources, films, worksheets and lesson plans for KS3-5.Parent Area

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.



 Lesson resources

Anonymous Question Template  There is always a child who wants to ask a question but doesn’t have the confidence.  That’s why Ask it baskets are a great resource in PSHE.  This template can be left lying around for children to write their questions on and place in the basket.

Click to download the worksheet to record their answers.

 The Drugs Alphabet Student challenge.  How many names of drugs do they really know?  You’ll be surprised!

Click to download the worksheet to record their answers.

Specific to Secondary & Colleges
Missing children and drugs The lessons in this pack have been developed in partnership with senior teachers with extensive experience of working with young people with social, emotional, behavioural and mental health issues. All of the resources in this pack havebeen developed in line with PSHE Association guidance, take into account their Ten Principles of good PSHE Education, and have been assessed and awarded the PSHE Quality Mark. These resources are suitable for Key Stage 3 and 4. (See attached powerpoints)


TEACHER WORK BOOK for 11 to 16 year olds.

See also:

Talking to your class about alcohol can be tricky, but it’s essential that young peoplelearn the facts. This easy to use workbook of fact sheets, lesson plan ideas and activities,provides engaging activities for 11 to 16 year olds (with extra activities specifically aimedat 14 to 16 year olds). Each Chapter covers a key topic, the resources are designed in such away that you can ‘pick and mix’ different ideas and each section is ‘stand alone’.http://www.alcoholeducationtrust.org/teacher-area/download-teacher-workbook/


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  • October 2019
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