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Cultural Capital

What is Cultural Capital?

It is the essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens, introducing them to the best that has been thought and said and helping to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.

At SS Simon and Jude CE Primary School, we truly believe that cultural capital is developed through our ambitious and exciting curriculum. We are mindful that all pupils have different experiences prior to starting school, therefore we carefully plan our curriculum provision to ensure the cultural gap does not widen as pupils transition through school.

Cultural Capital at SSSJ is about:

  • developing responsible, respectful and active citizens who are able to play their part and become actively involved in public life as adults.
  • developing and deepening pupils’ understanding of the fundamental British values of democracy, individual liberty, the rule of law and mutual respect and tolerance.
  • promoting equality of opportunity so that all pupils can thrive together, understanding that difference is a positive, not a negative, and that individual characteristics make people unique.
  • developing pupils’ character, which we define as a set of positive personal traits, dispositions and virtues that informs their motivation and guides their conduct so that they reflect wisely, learn eagerly, behave with integrity and cooperate consistently well with others. This gives pupils the qualities they need to flourish in our society.
  • developing pupils’ confidence, resilience and knowledge so that they can keep themselves mentally healthy.
  • enabling pupils to recognise online and offline risks to their well-being and making them aware of the support available to them.
  • enabling pupils to recognise the dangers of inappropriate use of mobile technology and social media.
  • developing pupils’ understanding of how to keep physically healthy, eat healthily and maintain an active lifestyle, including giving ample opportunities for pupils to be active during the school day and through extra-curricular activities.
  • developing pupils’ age-appropriate understanding of healthy relationships through appropriate relationships education.
  • supporting readiness for the next phase of education, training or employment so that pupils are equipped to make the transition successfully