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Smoking is not permitted in any part of the school premises, at any time, or by any
person, regardless of their status or business within the school.
Smoking leads to nicotine addiction. The habit of smoking is commonly acquired in
childhood and leads to the deaths of 1 in 2 persistent long- term smokers.
Schools invest valuable resources in teaching their pupils about the hazards of smoking
through the curriculum. Children need to receive consistent messages and require non-
smoking role models in the adults who teach them, as well as a non-smoking
environment to protect them and the whole school community from the serious health
risks of secondhand smoking.
Aims of the Policy
This policy seeks to:
Guarantee a healthy working and learning environment and protect the
current and future health of all members of the school community by eliminating
the serious health risks associated with secondhand smoking
Guarantee the right of non-smokers to breathe in air free from tobacco
Create a consistent learning environment by matching the ethos and behaviour
within the school to the curriculum
Change attitudes by promoting non-smoking as the norm and non-smokers
as positive role models
Comply with Health & Safety Legislation and Employment Law
Raise awareness of the dangers of both smoking and secondhand smoking
Take account of the needs of those who smoke and to support those who
wish to stop
Restrictions on smoking
Smoking is not permitted on any part of the school premises at any time or by any
person regardless of their status or business in the school.
All visitors, contractors and deliverers are required to abide by the smoking policy. Staff
members are expected to inform visitors of the schools smoking policy, however they are
not expected to enter into any confrontation that may put their personal safety at risk.
Support for smokers
Any smoker requiring help and support in giving up smoking are encouraged to seek the
assistance of the local stop smoking service, which can be contacted on 0800 169 0 169
Staff and other adults will be directed to the head.
Monitoring and reviewing
This policy was adopted by the Governing Body in June 2012. It is owned, implemented and understood by the whole school community.