Success for all Flintshire High Schools achieving Drug Aware Award
High Schools from across Flintshire have been awarded the Flintshire Sorted
Drug Aware Award.
Nicky Evans, Team Leader of Flintshire Sorted Young Peoples Drug and Alcohol
Team, presented the Drug Aware Award at Flintshire County Council. She said:
“The Drug Aware award is an aspirational standard for schools, supporting them
to address drug and alcohol issues through early intervention and ongoing
support such as PSE (personal and social education) sessions, regular lunch
time drop-ins, peer education, targeted and individual interventions.
“It leads the way in making a real difference. With the participation of
teachers and pupils, Drug Aware schools have better, more robust drug and
alcohol policy, education and support for vulnerable young people. Drug Aware
schools have a Sorted link worker who is responsible for co-ordinating and
carrying out drug and alcohol prevention interventions within their designated
Claire Broad Flintshire Healthy School Adviser and Sorted Education
Practitioners were present to congratulate the High Schools on their hard work
and commitment in achieving the award.
This academic year a review of the existing substance misuse policy was
undertaken jointly by Flintshire Healthy Schools and Sorted.
All thirteen secondary schools have successfully achieved the standard for the
academic year 2015-2016. These are the Alun, Mold, St Richard Gwyn Catholic
High School, Ysgol Maes Garmon, Argoed, Elfed, John Summers, Hawarden, St
Davids, Connah’s Quay, Flint, Holywell and Castell Alun High Schools as well
as Ysgol Maes Hyfryd.
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Councillor Chris
Our congratulations to the schools who have successfully achieved the
standard. It’s a great achievement that all 13 of our schools have reached this
standard compared with seven 2 years ago. This means that children and young
people are getting better drug education in our schools with better policy,
more confident staff and more effective early intervention processes. The aim
is to change young peoples thinking and behaviour around drugs and alcohol as
young people focus on the way substances affect their lives right now and
develop protective skills.
If you would like more information regarding Flintshire Sorted, please contact
the team on 01352 703490.
Left to rigtht: Laura Roberts - Flintshire Sorted, Claire Morter - Flintshire
Sorted, Jade Williams - Elfed High school, Nicky Evans - Flintshire Sorted,
Dawn Ashton- Flintshire Sorted, Holly Macfarlane - St Davids High school, Colin
Ellis - Alun School, Jayne Fisher - Flint High school, Annette Connah -
Hawarden High school, Jullie Parry -Hawarden High school
Schools unable to attend: Argoed, Holywell, John Summers, Connahs Quay, Maes
Hyfryd, Castell Alun, St Richard Gwyn Catholic High