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Information and guidance for schools

This section of the site contains guidance for Southampton schools on several subjects, as advised by the local authority.  New sections will be added or removed as they become relevant or are no longer needed.


Health and safety

Southampton City Council's Health and Safety Service provide a lot of information and support for schools, including an advice manual that provides guidance that can be read online or downloaded, along with links to other resources on the internet.

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School improvement

Information and guidance is now available to support:

  • Admissions
  • Attendance
  • Early help
  • Early years
  • Educational psychology
  • SACRE
  • Safeguarding
  • School improvement
  • Schools monitoring group
  • Southampton Music Hub
  • The Virtual School

Step Out Smoke Free Homes Toolkit

The Step Out Smoke Free Homes Toolkit has been made available for use in Schools by Southampton Public Health in partnership with Smoke Free Hampshire and Isle of Wight.

The toolkit promotes smoke free homes amongst the school community, by raising awareness of the dangers of smoking in the home and car, and encourage parents or carers of pupils to make their homes smoke free. It can be used to support the PSHE curriculum as part of a whole school approach to smoking, including a smoke-free policy and signposting to the local NHS Stop Smoking Service for parents and staff who may want to quit. The toolkit contains:

  • Lesson plans to deliver work on second hand smoke and smoke free homes
  • A template letter to send to parents/carers explaining the work
  • Optional guidance on running a competition to design a smoke free home poster

In partnership with
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