Cultural capital is the essential knowledge that children need to prepare them for their future success. It is about giving children the best possible start to life through their education.
Cultural capital is understood to contribute to ‘getting on in life’ or ‘social status’, that includes being able to perform well in school, knowing how to talk in different social groups or societies, accessing higher education and being successful in work or a career.
At St. Josephs, our curriculum has been carefully crafted to reflect the needs of our children, taking into account the location, the social and ethnic diversity in the area, the cultural opportunities available and aspirations for their future success. Through our curriculum, we want our children to learn the valuable subject specific knowledge that enables them to thrive in school and prepares them for future opportunities.
Through our curriculum provision, the children develop wider knowledge, confidence and awareness in art, music appreciation, dance, history, literature and science. Some of the essential elements of cultural capital.
We also recognise the value of visits and experiences to develop confident individuals, who are able to reflect and draw on them with passion and opinion.