Barlborough Primary School

Barlborough Primary School

Aiming Higher - Together

High Street, Barlborough, S43 4ET

01246 810381

Cultural capital

Cultural capital

At Barlborough Primary School, we understand the significance of Cultural Capital in shaping a child's journey towards success and fulfilment. Cultural Capital encompasses the wealth of knowledge, behaviours, and skills acquired through diverse experiences and opportunities over time. It empowers children to demonstrate cultural awareness, competence, and readiness for societal, academic, and professional endeavours.Cultural Capital serves as a formidable tool, granting children the ability to achieve their aspirations, excel in various domains, and ascend the social hierarchy, irrespective of their financial resources.We are committed to providing our students with enriching and continuous opportunities for holistic development, acknowledging that a well-rounded education extends beyond academic achievements. At Barlborough Primary School, we recognise six key areas of development that collectively contribute to a child's Cultural Capital:1. Personal Development2. Social Development3. Physical Development4. Spiritual Development5. Moral Development6. Cultural DevelopmentBy nurturing these facets of development, we empower our students to thrive academically, socially, and personally, equipping them with the tools needed to navigate and succeed in an ever-evolving world

1. Personal Development

- Guidance on career paths;- Education on personal financial management;- Programs for Citizenship, Personal, Social, and Health Education;- Comprehensive pastoral care system within the school;- Techniques for fostering growth mindset and meta-cognition, including resilience-building strategies;- Assistance with periods of transition;- Initiatives to cultivate confidence, such as public speaking opportunities;- Engaging activities aimed at enhancing self-esteem;- Support for mental health and overall well-being.

2. Social Development

- Delivery of Citizenship, Personal, Social, and Health Education;- Involvement in charitable endeavours;- Representation through Pupil Voice initiatives like the School Council;- Initiatives aligned with the school's Healthy Schools Accreditation;- Engagement within both the school and broader community;- Provision of pastoral care and support services;

3. Physical Development

- Physical Education curriculum offerings;- Policies and practices promoting healthy eating and catering services;- Measures addressing anti-bullying and safeguarding concerns;- Health Education components within the PSHE program, covering topics like drugs, smoking, and alcohol;- Extracurricular initiatives focusing on sports and well-being;- Recognition of sporting accomplishments, including personal fitness and competitive sports;- Training in cycling proficiency and adherence to Cycling to School Safely guidelines;- Available activities during free periods such as lunch and breaks;- Trips and outings centred around physical activities;- Curriculum modules dedicated to food preparation and nutrition education;- Encouragement of walking or cycling as modes of transportation to school.

4. Spiritual Development
- Religious Education curriculum content;- Collective gatherings for worship and introspection;- Assistance for students in expressing their individual beliefs;- Activities and guest speakers representing various faiths;- Visits to religious sites and centres;- Schedule of assembly sessions.
5. Moral Development
- Content covered in the Religious Education curriculum;
- Guidelines outlined in the school's Behaviour Management policy;
- Participation in charitable initiatives at local, national, and global levels e.g Children in need.
6. Cultural Development

- Promotion of racial equality and fostering community cohesion embedded within the school's ethos, guiding all policies and procedures;- Integration of Citizenship Education within the PSHE curriculum;- Opportunities for engagement with the Arts;- Exposure to various languages and cultures from other countries through curriculum content, trips, and excursions.

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