What does Cultural Capital mean at Thorneyholme Primary School?
At Thorneyholme we aim to provide pupils with a rich and varied curriculum. Supporting each child by valuing their cultures and backgrounds, recognising diversity and building on the knowledge they already have.
The diagram below shows the wide range of experiences and learning provided in 2021.
Ofsted’s definition of cultural capital is:
“As part of making the judgement about the quality of education, inspectors will consider the extent to which schools are equipping pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. Our understanding of ‘knowledge and cultural capital’ is derived from the following wording in the national curriculum: ‘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.’”