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Teaching with Confidence

This resource encourages children to develop the skills of resisting peer pressure, resilience, empathy, self awareness and assertiveness.

From Year 1 they will learn about health and personal safety with a focus on medicines and substances found in most homes. Years 3 and 4 cover smoking and alcohol. This includes understanding why people use these legal drugs, the effects they have on our bodies and how to resist use. From Year 5 onwards the children will focus on legal and illegal substances, with an emphasis on the drugs most commonly used by early teenagers.

Lessons are designed to be adapted depending on the degree of knowledge each class has about drugs. All schemes of work include a focus on recognising unsafe and risky situations and developing the skills to ask for help.