Cultural Capital

What is Cultural Capital?

At Regents Park Community College, we believe that cultural capital is the accumulation of knowledge and skills that a student can utilise in life beyond school to demonstrate their cultural awareness and to achieve personal success in society and their chosen careers. We agree that cultural capital empowers students, raises their aspirations and prepares them for an exciting future.

We are committed to enhancing our students’ cultural capital and strive to introduce all students to rich and sustained opportunities and experiences that develop the whole child.

Cultural capital at Regents Park Community College is a key priority and is influenced and supported by our school ethos: Respect Pride Creativity & Challenge. We monitor the development of our students’ cultural capital through Google Classroom surveys, Student Voice feedback and regular revision of our curriculum offer in which the following 6 key areas are embedded:

1. Personal Development
2. Social Development, including political and current affairs awareness
3. Physical Development
4. Spiritual Development
5. Moral Development
6. Cultural development


Key areas of cultural capital development coverage:

● Careers and Information & advice
● Employability skills, including work experience
● Citizenship, Personal, Social and Health Education provision
● The school’s wider pastoral framework
● Transition support
● Mental Health & well-being provision.

1. Social Development:
○ Citizenship, Personal, Social and Health Education provision
○ Student volunteering and charitable works
○ Student Voice – Year Group and School Council
○ Nurture Groups
○ Access to counselling.

2. Physical Development:
○ The Physical Education curriculum
○ Anti-bullying and safeguarding policies and strategies
○ The extra-curricular programme related to sports and well-being
○ The curriculum elements related to food preparation and nutrition
○ Advice & Guidance to parents on all aspects of student lifestyle.

3. Spiritual Development:
○ The Religious Education curriculum
○ Our collective acts of reflection
○ Support for the expression of individual faiths
○ Inter-faith and faith-specific activities and speakers
○ The Assembly programme.

4. Moral development:
○ The Religious Education curriculum
○ RPCC Behaviour Management policies
○ Contributions to local, national and international charitable projects.

5. Cultural Development:
○ Citizenship Education
○ Access to the Arts through curriculum, invited guests and trips
○ Access to the languages and cultures of other countries through the curriculum, trips and visits
○ Promotion of racial equality and community cohesion through the school’s ethos Respect Pride Creativity Challenge.

Each curriculum area or subject makes its own contribution to students’ cultural capital development. See here for an overview of the contribution from each area: What is Cultural Capital Curriculum

Staff Survey on Cultural Capital  

Year 8

Cultural Capital - Year 8

Year 9

Year 9 LionHeart Challenge Community Enterprise Project

 

 

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