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All things are possible for one who believes – Mark 9:23


All things are possible for one who believes – Mark 9:23

At Waverley Abbey we aim to provide pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills that they need to reach their potential as individuals and within the community.
They are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of the school. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the cultural, spiritual, moral and social issues that are part of growing up. Pupils are helped to achieve this through weekly discrete lessons, participating in workshops run by outside agencies and discussions.

The PSHCE curriculum evolves constantly to be responsive to the needs of today’s pupils. We want our pupils to be prepared for the challenges they will face in life. Through learning about health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world, children are given opportunities to develop their skills in a safe environment enabling them to grow into confident, caring and respectful members of our community.

At Waverley Abbey, we follow the programme Jigsaw which covers all aspects of Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education in an age-appropriate way. Jigsaw covers all areas of PSHCE for the primary phase, as the table below shows:


Being Me in My World

Includes understanding their place in the class, school and global community

Celebrating Difference

Includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and diversity work

Dreams and Goals

Includes goal-setting, aspirations, working together to design and organise fund-raising events

Healthy Me

Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices


Includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills

Changing Me

Includes Sex and Relationship Education in the context of looking at change