Kington St Michael Church of England Primary School

Learning Together, aiming high

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SMSC - Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education is taught through everything we do. It is an integral part of our values and permeates in to all that we do.


British values should be taught in all schools and covers democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.

we aim to:

  • enable pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
  • enable pupils to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England
  • encourage pupils to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely
  • enable pupils to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England
  • further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation for and respect for their own and other cultures
  • encourage respect for other people, and
  • encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.
We have broken down the specific areas of learning so as to be able to focus our teaching and understanding:

Citizenship is taught through our PSHCE programme and is done as awards.

All children from Year 1 to Year 6  have a Citizenship booklet in their bookbag. The aim of the citizenship award is to encourage children to become responsible, informed, active members of their local community and the wider world. The citizenship award is structured in three levels; Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each of these levels develops skills across six key areas of citizenship. The booklet contains a range of activities, vital skills and knowledge regarding democracy, health and wellbeing, global citizenship, economic wellbeing, local community and manners.