National Priority Links
- Achievement & Attainment
- Framework for Learning
- Inclusion & Equity
- Values & Citizenship
- Learning for Life
To enable all pupils to be able to make informed choices about drug use and drug misuse.
- To create a positive and safe learning environment for staff and pupils to learn about drugs education.
- To provide children with all the facts about the risks and benefits of drug use and misuse (all legal and illegal drugs, including alcohol, tobacco and medicines).
- To develop pupils to become confident individuals, successful learners, effective contributors and responsible citizens.
- To promote a holistic approach to lifelong learning.
- To raise awareness of other agencies available to support learning and teaching of drugs education.
- To enable pupils to access help and advice on drug related issues appropriate to their age and stage.
Specific outcomes will be followed upon the launch of the new Curriculum for Excellence Health and Wellbeing outcomes in May 2008. These will be stage specific:
- Early Level – Nursery to P1
- First Level – P1 to P3
- Second Level – P4 to P7
Staff are encouraged to continue to improve and develop their skills. This may be done in the following ways:
- Through internal and/or external twilight sessions and in-service courses (see course directory.)
- Through observation and team teaching with other members of staff.
- Through online support (see useful links)
- Through liaison with the Health Improvement Officer and/or the Police Liaison Officer.
Reporting to Parents
- Reporting will be carried out mainly through verbal reports to parents during parent interviews, as well as within written report forms in exceptional circumstances.
- Personal Learning Planning (reviews of the week) is undertaken by the pupils and taken home to be shown to the parents.
- A talk to all parents is organised in partnership with the NHS and Health Promoting Schools.
The following resources can be accessed for advice and support:
- Health Improvement Officer
- Police Liaison Officer
- Choices for Life workshops
- Variety of leaflets available from NHS Grampian (see useful links)
Assessment and Recording
- Assessment is recorded in teachers’ forward planning, usually in the form of formative assessment comments and teacher/pupil evaluations.
- Pupils may present work to an audience or larger group. For example, assembly/talk/show.
Monitoring and Review
- The Senior Management team will monitor progress in the following ways:
- Through reviewing and monitoring forward planning
- Through discussion with teachers and pupils
- Through reviewing and monitoring evidence of work in jotters or pupil profiles
- Through audits of the opinions and needs of staff and parents.