PDL (formerly PSHE)

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List of TLR Holders and their responsibilities:

Mr Aidan Peake - Head of Careers
Mrs Ashley Ellison-  KS3 PDL Lead
Mr Eddie Owusu- KS4 PDL Lead

Department aims: 

  • Our aim is to enable our students to become kind, healthy, responsible and independent members of society. We aim to prepare pupils adequately for adult life: its decisions, responsibilities, experiences and opportunities, and to allow pupils to develop fully as emotionally mature human beings. 
  • Give students a range of information, activities and interactions that will allow them to expand their knowledge of careers and assist them in making an informed decision about their own post-16 career path
  • Develop a clear understanding of British values and foster student participation in the local community

For more information regarding topics covered in PDL, please see the curriculum information and Learning Journey linked below

How students will receive feedback to enhance their knowledge and skills:

PDL teachers and external specialist providers will provide feedback during lessons and other activities

Reading List 

Reading Well

Extracurricular and enrichment:

  • Shoe box appeal year 7
  • Fundraising tea for Macmillan - year 8
  • Tea dances for the elderly members of the community - years 8 & 9
  • Visit to Houses of Parliament - year 9
  • Model United Nations Day - Queen Mary’s College - year 9
  • Safe Driving Day - year 10
  • Fundraising summer concert - all years
  • Cyber Safety focus day - year 7
  • Health and mental well-being focus days - all years
  • Careers Fair
  • STEM enrichment day
  • Tri Service Days- Year 7/8
  • Stay Safe Days- Year 9
  • College and enterprise visits and trips
  • Author Visits- KS3

Useful Websites:

PSHE Association

Subject Documents Date  
Learning Journey PDL 02nd Oct 2023 Download
PDL Curriculum Information 26th Jul 2023 Download
KS3 Personal Development Learning 16th Jan 2024 Download

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