No Smoking Policy

No Smoking Policy

Purpose of the Policy

This policy is intended to state the school’s approach to any issues related to smoking as this affects members of the school community, their safety, well-being and legal/statutory responsibilities.

NB    This policy also applies to the ‘smoking’ and possession of e-cigarettes on the Rossett School site.

Background

This policy has been drawn up by the school in line with national and local recommendations.

Background supporting information on young people smoking

Aims and Objectives

The school is to be a smoke free environment at all times to promote the health and welfare of all who work in, attend or visit the school.  There is a wide range of evidence that shows the negative impact smoking/passive smoking has on people in terms of increased risk in a number of cancers, heart disease, diabetes and reducing their life span.

Objectives

Guidance for managing a smoking incident within a school

The flowchart below sets out some principles to inform a response to a smoking incident which is consistent with the ethos of Rossett School and a range of supporting policies, in particular the Behaviour Policy and Health and Safety Policy.  Response to any smoking incident should be proportionate, balancing the needs of the individual with those of the wider school community.  The aim should be to provide students with opportunities to learn from their mistakes, develop as individuals and re-engage with the learning process to fulfil their potential.

A flowchart to support managing a smoking incident within a school

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*Accessing advice to stop smoking:

 

 Reviewed and approved by Governors: July 2014
Next review: June 2017