What do our children learn in PDL?
Potley Hill Personal Development Learning– Intent and Implementation
Our vision is that our PDL curriculum enables our children to reflect on their health and well-being, relationships with themselves and others, and their contribution to the wider world. It is through this curriculum that our children will develop the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive, fulfilled and responsible lives. We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. Through taking part in a variety of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, we strive to equip the children with the skills they need to be positive members of a diverse, democratic and multi-cultural society.
PDL is taught weekly using a scheme of work called ‘myHappy Mind’ This scheme brings together PSHE education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. There are 5 areas that are designed to progress in sequence as pupils move through the school and are taught across the first 5 half-terms of the year:
Meet your Brain
Every year group works on the same theme at the same time allowing for a whole school approach. These 5 areas are complemented by other areas of the statutory curriculum, (including Relationships and Sex Education), that are taught in the second half of the summer term.