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We wish to ensure your welfare, the welfare of others around you and to safeguard’s Vision Teaching’s and the school you work for reputation. We consider alcoholism and drug dependency as illnesses which, except where absolutely necessary, should be treated medically rather than within the disciplinary procedures.
This policy applies to all employees, and temporary staff at Vision Teaching
The definition of ‘substance’ includes the following:
The policy aims to encourage those employees with an alcohol or drugs problem to seek appropriate help as early as possible.
The policy aims to:
If you drink off-duty, it should be to an extent that it does not impair work performance or conduct. Any member of staff whose work performance or conduct is adversely affected by alcohol consumption or drugs may be subject to action under our disciplinary procedures.
We encourage you to seek help if you have an alcohol or drugs-related problem. There are often signs that might suggest that someone has a problem. These include a decline in work performance; a poor attendance record; unreliability; unexplained injuries; and changes in behaviour such as irritability and lack of concentration. Should you have a problem you will be encouraged to seek help.
Although Vision Teaching’s intention is to help employees with substance abuse problems, we will take disciplinary action, including dismissal, for the following serious offences: