Drug and Alcohol education — teacher guidance & evidence review

Drug and Alcohol education — teacher guidance & evidence review


Teacher Guidance

Our guidance on teaching about drug and alcohol education through PSHE education has been produced with funding from Public Health England and the Department for Education. It provides guidance on effective teaching of drug and alcohol education within a broader PSHE curriculum, and fully covers the drug and alcohol content specified in the statutory requirements for Health Education. This guidance complements our suite of lesson plans and resources for KS1-4, available in .pdf and PowerPoint formats.

The guidance covers key aspects of teaching about drug and alcohol education effectively, including:

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Establishing a safe learning environment

including safeguarding considerations


Identifying and addressing common misconceptions

about substances and the statistics around their use


Using visitors in the classroom

to support teaching about substances


Building teaching on alcohol and other drugs

into a planned PSHE programme


Evidence Review

We are also pleased to launch alongside our teacher guidance an evidence review into effective practice in drug and alcohol education. Drawing together key research, this review is intended for PSHE leads and teachers beginning to teach about substances and their associated risks to children and young people.

This evidence review will support schools to:

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Embed drug and alcohol education

within a whole school approach


Teach confidently about issues

related to alcohol consumption, addiction and problematic substance use


Use effective and age-appropriate teaching strategies

to teach about alcohol and other drugs


See PowerPoint & PDF lesson plans for this topic

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At a glance:


Resource type(s)

Guidance documents
Top tips

Subject(s)

Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco Education
Theory of PSHE and Research

Levels

Key Stage 1
Key Stage 2
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4

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