The Federation of St George's RC Primary School with Our Lady & St Peter RC Primary School

Our Lady and Saint Peter RC Primary School

Children at the Centre ~ Jesus at the Heart

Saint George’s RC Primary School

We Love, Live, Learn in the Light of Christ.

Smoking

 

 

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.

        
Introduction

 
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
smoke

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.
 
Visitors


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
       
                      
Disciplinary Action


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.