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Smoke Free Policy

Smoke Free Policy

Lead Person Wendy Stone

 

Review Date December 2018

 

Policy Ratification Date – 16th December 2015

 

 

 

 

Minster Church of England Primary School

Smoke Free Policy

 

‘Ready to Face the World’

 

Our school has a warm, Christian family ethos where our children thrive in a secure and happy atmosphere. They are fully supported and nurtured from when they join us until they leave our care.

 

Minster Primary School is a Church of England Primary School and our Christian values are at the heart of everything we do.

• Creation

• Friendship

• Forgiveness

• Justice

• Peace

 

These are then underpinned by our learning values.

• Christianity

• Independence

• Aspiration

• Engagement

• Resilience

 

Our whole school ethos for learning and behaviour is guided by them. Each aspect of

school life is encountered through these values to establish a forward thinking, diverse

and innovative culture in which our entire school community flourishes.

Every school policy is written with this in mind.

 

PURPOSE

This policy has been developed to protect all employees, service users, customers and visitors from exposure to second-hand smoke and to assist compliance with the Health Act 2006.

 

Exposure to second-hand smoke increases the risk of lung cancer, heart disease and other serious illnesses. Ventilation or separating smokers and non-smokers within the same airspace does not completely stop potentially dangerous exposure.

 

POLICY

It is the policy of Minster Church of England Primary School that all our workplaces are smoke free, and all employees have a right to work in a smoke free environment. Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed and substantially enclosed premises in the workplace. This includes company vehicles. This policy applies to all employees, consultants, contractors, customers or members and visitors.

 

IMPLEMENTATION

Overall responsibility for policy implementation and review rests with the Head Teacher. However, all staff are obliged to adhere to, and support the implementation of the policy. The person names above shall inform all existing employees, consultants and contractors of the policy and their role in the implementation and monitoring of the policy. They will also give all new personnel a copy of the policy on recruitment/induction.

 

Appropriate ‘no-smoking’ signs will be clearly displayed at the entrances to and within the premises, and in all smoke free vehicles.

 

NON-COMPLIANCE

Local disciplinary procedures will be followed if a member of staff does not comply with this policy. Those who do not comply with the smoke free law may also be liable to a fixed penalty fine and possible criminal prosecution.

 

This includes the use of ‘electronic cigarettes’ and ‘vaping’, as the school and all stakeholders must be a good role model for our children regarding their health and wellbeing.

 

MINSTER CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

SMOKEFREE POLICY

POLICY

It is the policy of Minster Church of England Primary School that all our workplaces are smoke free, and all employees and pupils have a right to work in a smoke free environment.

 

This policy applies to all employees, consultants, contractors, parent/guardians, customers or members and visitors.

 

This includes the use of ‘electronic cigarettes’ and ‘vaping’, as the school and all stakeholders must be a good role model for our children regarding their health and wellbeing.

 

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