At Bothal Primary School, we strive to equip pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. Our understanding of this knowledge and cultural capital matches that found in the aims of the national curriculum. It is the essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens. Cultural capital is the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours, and skills that a student can draw upon and which demonstrates their cultural awareness, knowledge and competence; it is one of the key ingredients our students will draw upon to be successful in society, their career and the world of work. Cultural capital promotes social mobility and success in society.
We recognise that there are six key areas of development that contribute to the development of a student’s cultural capital:
Social Development, including political and current affairs awareness
Each subject area makes its own contribution to students’ cultural capital development. This may be through lessons, after school clubs, visits, assemblies and/or other aspects. In addition, we specifically teach careers, aspirations and skills for life - see the careers section of our website for more details.