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Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education at Holbrook


PSHE is a vital area of the Holbrook curriculum and our 5 core values (cooperation, honesty, respect, responsibility and tolerance) underpin everything we do.

PSHE supports children to gain the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, it develops the qualities and characteristics children need to thrive as individuals and members of society.

PSHE contributes to personal development by helping children to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem, to identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions.

The core themes of health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world, enable children to reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the issues that are part of growing up.


School council - Our School Council is made up of one representative from each class from Year 2 upwards. The School Council have regular meetings with Mr Holmes, when they discuss ideas for improving the school. Each school Council member reports back to their class and brings ideas and suggestions from the children to the meeting.

Assemblies – As part of our assemblies we explore and reflect on PSHE themes including our core values, local and global issues.

Eco-schools – we are proud to be part of a global programme engaging millions of children across 67 countries that improves pupils’ skills, raises environmental awareness, improves the school environment and also creates financial savings for schools as well as a whole host of other benefits.

Junior Citizens – our Year 5 children take part in eight interactive sessions organised by Horsham District Council and learn about various aspects of keeping themselves and others safe, as well as the importance of being good citizens in the community.