Cultural Capital is the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours, and skills that a child gains over time through different experiences and opportunities. They draw upon these to demonstrate their cultural awareness, knowledge and competence. It is one of the key ingredients a child will draw upon to be successful in society, their career and the world of work.
Cultural Capital gives a child power. It helps them achieve goals, become successful, and rise up the social ladder without necessarily having wealth or financial capital.
At Gifford, we recognise that for a child to aspire and be successful academically and in the wider areas of their lives, they need to be given rich and sustained opportunities to develop.
There are six key areas of development that are interrelated and cumulatively contribute to a child’s Cultural Capital:
Each Year Group makes its own unique contribution to children's Cultural Capital development and supports SMSA across the school.
|1. Personal Development|
|2. Social Development|
|3. Physical Development|
|4. Spiritual Development|
|5. Moral Development|
|6. Cultural Development|