Personal, Social, Health & Citizenship Education (PSHCE)

Overdale School is a nurturing learning environment in which each child is encouraged to develop their full potential and where their achievements and successes are celebrated and rewarded.

At Overdale we promote British values and prepare children for life in modern Britain; through PSHCE and across the curriculum, children are encouraged to develop confidence and self-motivation and an understanding of democracy, rights and responsibilities, respect and tolerance of those of different faiths, beliefs and opinions.

Our aim is to promote healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We encourage all our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community through school council, fundraising events, supporting nominated charities and involvement in community activities.

Our teaching of PSHCE is based on the North Yorkshire Curriculum Entitlement Framework and is structured into 6 themes:

  • Me and my relationships
  • Keeping myself safe
  • My healthy lifestyle
  • Me and my future
  • Becoming an active citizen
  • Moving on

At Overdale PSHCE is part of a whole school approach and we aim to provide a range of opportunities for children to make links to other areas of learning and explore a wide range of social, moral, cultural and behavioural issues. Through assemblies and whole school activities, we develop the children’s learning and understanding in areas including E-Safety, Anti-Bullying and Charity work. Through PSHCE, we believe we can enhance children’s education and help them become caring, respectful and confident individuals.