Drug and Alcohol Education for PSHE

Drug and Alcohol Education Lessons: Map to your scheme of work now

PSHE Association, developed for Public Health England

To support schools to deliver drug and alcohol education to pupils as part of the new statutory PSHE curriculum, The PSHE Association announce a brand-new suite of drug and alcohol education lessons for key stages 1-4 in September.

Developed for Public Health England, this resource pack will include several lesson plans and resources for each key stage, as well as a comprehensive teacher guidance document, including knowledge organisers and a briefing paper on the evidence base underpinning effective drug and alcohol education.

The lessons have been designed to address all the explicit drug and alcohol education included in the PSHE Association Programme of Study and the Department for Education (DfE) statutory guidance for Relationships Education/ Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education.

For more information on the lessons plans, and to allow you to plan these into your schemes of work for the new school year, please visit the PSHE Association website, here: PSHE Association, Drug & Alcohol Education in PSHE

'Talk About Alcohol' resources by the Alcohol Education Trust

The vision of the Alcohol Education Trust (AET) is for young people to enter adulthood with a balanced understanding of alcohol by equipping them with the knowledge and skills to make responsible and informed choices.

AET are offering a training session around its Talk About Alcohol resources, which will cover alcohol and its effects - both social and physical, alcohol and the law, units and guidelines and staying safe. There is a strong emphasis on games, activities and social norms, teaching positive approaches and resilience that engage young people around alcohol and the issues they face as they get older. Amazing resources for young people with special education needs too!

When made available, the AET training will be listed on the Healthy Schools website training page. For now, please visit the AET website 'Teacher Area' where you will find educational materials and lesson plans that are listed by subject and by school year to make lesson planning simple. There are different levels of resources for different age groups and abilities, together with short film clips and hand out sheets.

If you would like to order a hard copy of our 100 page teacher workbook (normally free for schools), the AET guide for parents or older teenagers or join the AET newsletter mailing, please email: kate@alcoholeducationtrust.org or download it here.