What is a Cultural capital?
Cultural capital is the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours, and skills that a pupil can draw upon and which demonstrates their cultural awareness, knowledge and competence; it is one of the key ingredients a student will draw upon to be successful in society, their career and the world of work. Cultural capital promotes social mobility and success in our stratified society. Cultural capital gives a student power and it helps them achieve goals, become successful, and rise up the social ladder without necessarily having wealth or financial capital. Cultural capital is having assets that give students the desire to aspire and achieve social mobility whatever their starting point.
Our Cultural Capital
At Cuddington Croft Primary School, our curriculum is designed to instil high aspirations in all of our children and to encourage them to become resilient, life-long learners who embrace challenges and continue to grow and develop their cultural capital. Our children will be inspired to follow whichever path they choose whilst being well-rounded, conscientious global citizens. Our 6C values, understanding of SMSC and British Values enrich and underpin our curriculum to ensure Cuddington children are prepared and equipped to succeed in their futures in an ever changing world.
“Education for global citizenship helps enable young people to develop the core competencies which allow them to actively engage with the world, and help to make it a more just and sustainable place.” - Oxfam.org.uk
We are working hard to be Global Citizens at Cuddington Croft. Take a look at our school definition.
Please see below each of the areas which underpins our curriculum.
SMSCAt Cuddington, we ensure that our curriculum is a vehicle for SMSC education. SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural education. Please click to find out more about our SMSC grids which outline how we intergrate SMSC into our learning across the school.
British ValuesAt Cuddington, we actively take opportunities to teach British values and feel this is embedded through our weekly assemblies and interwoven in our enriching curriculum. Please click to find out how this is taught across the school.
At Cuddington Croft Primary, we have launched the Zones of Regulation throughout the whole school. We want to teach all of our children good coping and regulation strategies so that they can help themselves when they experience these feelings. We want our children to grow into successful teenagers then adults. Teaching the children at a young age about managing their feelings will support them in later life so that they don't turn to negative coping strategies which may affect their mental health and wellbeing.
Developing a Growth Mindset is interwoven throughout our curriculum and referenced to regularly throughout the children's school experiences. We encourage the children to reflect on where they are as learners and equip them with strategies in order to develop their growth mindset. We encourage the children to apply their 6C's in their learning in order to step outside of their comfort zone and challenge themselves further. Building resilience is an integral part of supporting the children in realising anything is possible. We actively encourage children to 'change their words' and the 'power of yet.'