DLE embraces a range of best practices designed to develop a broad range
of skills impacting on the outcomes of the Every Child Matters agenda and developing skills for later life.
Pupils’ personal development comes through DLE sessions take place on Friday afternoons.engaging in activities which set out to encourage independence, adaptability, imagination and curiosity and providing opportunities to contribute positively to their school or local community.
Examples of DLE
Year 5 Blind Awareness Workshop
This DLE was designed to raise pupils’ awareness of how sight impairment can affect the daily lives of many around us. Pupils visited the Northumberland County Blind Association where they took part in workshops which gave them the opportunity to experience first hand the difficulties experienced by the visually impaired. Interviews took place with a number of Morpeth residents to encourage pupils to understand that a visual impairment dioes not mean a loss of independence. Guide Dogs for the Blind also visited the school. Pupils organised fundraising activities for both of these charities.