Drug and alcohol education lesson plans for pupils with SEND, KS2-4

Drug and alcohol education lesson plans for pupils with SEND, KS2-4

Suitable for pupils with SEND in both special and mainstream settings, these free-to-download lesson plans and resources explore the facts, laws, risks and consequences associated with drug and alcohol use, as well as the dangers of household products and prescribed medications.

The lessons address explicit drug and alcohol education included in the PSHE Association Planning Framework for Pupils with SEND and the DfE statutory guidance for Relationships Education/ Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education (RSHE).

Each lesson plan provides several main activities for you to choose from, which are based on the progression stages outlined in the PSHE Association’s Planning Framework for Pupils with SEND.

Materials are free for everyone to download in PDF format, with additional PowerPoint versions available exclusively to members of the PSHE Association, complete with:

  • Teacher-only slides with clear guidance notes to support you through lesson delivery
  • Pupil-facing slides to support engaging lessons

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Lessons at key stage 2 include teaching about:

  • different substances, including those that may be harmful
  • how children and young people can keep themselves and others safe
  • the effects of smoking and drinking alcohol on health
  • how to react appropriately and safely if offered a substance that might be harmful

Lessons at upper key stage 3 and key stage 4 include teaching about:

  • the risks and consequences of substance use
  • different pressures someone might feel in relation to alcohol and other drugs
  • managing influences in relation to alcohol and other drugs
  • help seeking and sources of support

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At a glance:


Resource type(s)

Lesson plans

Subject(s)

Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco Education
Healthy Lifestyles

Levels

Key Stage 2
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4

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