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Personal development learning – Development where it counts

Personal development learning in schools encompasses a variety of activities and opportunities, all of which contribute to the holistic development of children/young people.

Making sense of PDL

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Making sense of PDL

These are facilitated through:

  • the citizenship curriculum, including the rights, respect and responsibilities agenda
  • personal, social and health education
  • social and emotional aspects of learning
  • work-related learning
  • enterprise and financial education
  • careers education.

PDL provides children/young people with the skills, confidence and ability to make the right choices and encourages them to stay safe and healthy by taking part in:

  • extra-curricular activities
  • sex and relationships education
  • drug and alcohol education
  • safety education, including personal safety and risk awareness.
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PDL website

Hampshire's PDL website helps develop PSHE and citizenship, careers education and guidance, enterprise education, work-related learning and all aspects of the wider personal development curriculum.