Tickenham Church of England Primary School

Tickenham Church of England Primary School

Personal Development @ Tickenham 

Personal Development Intent Statement

At Tickenham, we are passionate in ensuring that every child is enabled to do the very best that they can, and more. Children function better and learn more effectively when they are encouraged to have clear, positive goals and values; when they are encouraged to manage their emotions and make responsible choices/decisions; and when they are engaged in setting goals for their own learning, while also pursuing goals they must reach to function well in society. 

Our vision, aims, Christian values and shared language of 'The Tickenham Way', learning gems and growth mindset form the foundations of personal development at Tickenham.


Personal Development Implementation Statement

All curriculum areas have opportunities for personal development. It is also discretely taught through our PSHE curriculum,  British values and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

PSHE Curriculum

Our PSHE curriculum is based on the comprehensive Jigsaw programme including statutory Relationships and Health Education. Jigsaw provides a progressive and fully planned scheme of work, giving children relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others.

British Values

Pupils are helped to know and understand the British values through the everyday teaching and learning that occurs, extra-curricular and non-class based opportunities, role modelling by staff, governors and visitors, and the school’s established rules, procedures, policies and strategies.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

We promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development, with special emphasis on promoting equality, diversity and eradicating prejudicial incidents for pupils and staff. Our school is committed to not only eliminating discrimination, but also increasing understanding and appreciation for diversity.

Our working definition of spirituality

As a staff and governor team, we have agreed on a definition of spiritual development in our school community to support us as we talk about spirituality.  

A feeling, unexpected that can bring peace and joy.

A feeling that longs to connect with the beauty which surrounds us, which is God’s creation.

We each have our own spirituality, which is our gift to use and develop, to grow and to nurture.



Personal Development Impact Statement

To fulfil our vision of inspiring a generation, we motivate children to reflect on their social and personal development and the impact their actions have on themselves and others through participating in a wide range of opportunities and activities. We inspire and challenge children to instinctively utilise skills, knowledge and attitudes they need to make informed decisions, take responsibility, build their character and develop a love of themselves and others, preparing them to be successful, compassionate and responsible citizens of the future.