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Quinton Church Primary School

Fullness of life for all, through working together with the love of Christ

Quinton Church Primary School Cultural Capital Charter

Our curriculum is driven by our Christian vision and values and the culture and diversity of our local, national and global community.

Our school vision is:

Fullness of life for all, through working together with the love of Christ.

At Quinton Church Primary School, we believe that everyone should have life in all its fullness. Therefore, our aim is for everyone to be part of our Christian community where everyone is happy, safe and supported, feels loved and demonstrates kindness; understands justice and shows fairness to all; and receives high quality education and is empowered to live life to the full (John 10:10).

In our diverse community life - in the classroom, playground, staff room, and the wider community- our core life is one set on the belief that we are created by and in the image of a generous, loving and creative God who has justice for all at the origin of His being. We are humans created equally by this loving God whose desire for us is to experience life in all its depth and complexity, as well as to reach our full potential.

It is because of who God is that drives our whole school to seek the development of a community that is distinctive in its Christian core. In every part of the school experience, we want everyone to be happy, safe and supported, feeling loved and valued, experiencing fairness and equality, just as God has demonstrated this to us through the living example of his son, Jesus Christ.

As a school we are inspired by the instruction in Micah 6:8 “The LORD has told us what is good. What He requires of us is this: to do what is just, to show constant love, and to live in humble fellowship with our God.”

Therefore, we will aim to demonstrate and encourage a life that understands justice and shows fairness in every circumstance; shows love to all, demonstrating kindness in every way; and living in recognising God in each other and in our community.

 

Every aspect of school life, including our curriculum is driven and embed within these values:

Be kind, be fair, be thankful.

These values encompass the following:

Kindness - compassion, service, peace, love

Fairness - justice, forgiveness, wisdom

Thankfulness - hope, friendship, trust

 

Purpose and Rationale for a cultural capital charter.

As part of our curriculum design, we have developed our cultural capital to ensure the experiences we provide our children will have a positive impact on them. Developing our cultural capital within our school can give our children exposure to experiences that they may otherwise not have had.

At Quinton Church Primary School our ultimate aim is to ensure our curriculum exposes the children to a large variety of experiences, subject areas and arts; promoting character-building qualities that lead to creating well-rounded, global citizens, and of course the expectations of education, which is to provide our young people with recognised and meaningful skills and knowledge that will open up doors to paths in later life.

 

What is Cultural Capital?

Cultural capital is the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours, and skills that a child can draw upon and which demonstrates their cultural awareness, knowledge and experience; it is one of the key ingredients a child will draw upon to be successful in society, their career and eventually the world of work.

We believe:

  • Cultural capital promotes social mobility and success.
  • 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.
  • Cultural capital is having qualities and skills that give children the desire to aspire and achieve social mobility whatever their starting point.

 

What Cultural Capital looks like at Quinton Church?

At Quinton Church Primary School, we have grouped out cultural capital into six key areas of development whilst also weaving them into our curriculum and beyond, these all contribute to a child’s cultural capital:

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

Each half term an overview of the cultural capital provision is summarised on one page for each year group.

Here is also a summary of the key areas of coverage for each area of Cultural Capital Development:

  1. Personal development
  • An ambitious, knowledge and skills-based curriculum which is focused on helping children to remember things in the long term and make links to previous learning.
  • Careers Education Information and Guidance through visits from guest speakers with a variety of careers and experiences.
  • The wider pastoral support provided by members of staff including house groups, rewards and sanctions, attendance support and the school’s behavioural expectations.
  • Growth mindset support – resilience development strategies.
  • Transition support through each key stage.
  • Work to develop confidence e.g., role play, supporting peers, performances.
  • Activities focused on building self-esteem.
  • Mental Health & well-being provision.
  • Safeguarding procedures for all children in our care.
  • Educational visits to enhance learning and experiences.
  1. Social Development
  • Personal, Social and Health Education provision through collective worship and PSHE.
  • Volunteering and charitable work – eg. raising funds for various charities, choir singing for our local community.
  • Pupil Voice –School Council, Sports Council, Eco Council, GLOW group.
  • Provisions for Mental Health support.
  • Pastoral support from all staff.
  1. Physical Development
  • The Physical Education curriculum.
  • Healthy Eating policies and catering provision.
  • Anti-bullying and safeguarding policies and strategies.
  • The Health Education dimension of the PSHE programme, including strands on drugs, smoking and alcohol.
  • The extra-curricular clubs related to sports and well-being.
  • The celebration of sporting achievement including personal fitness and competitive sport.
  • Activity-based residential visits for our Year 6 children.
  • Design and Technology units related to food preparation and nutrition.
  • The Bike-ability Scheme for Year 5 children.
  • The promotion of walking and cycling to school.
  1. Spiritual Development
  • The Religious Education Curriculum.
  • Involvement with the local Church leaders and speakers.
  • Whole school prayer.
  • Our collective acts of reflection and prayer spaces in classrooms.
  • Whole school outdoor prayer space area.
  • Support for the expression of individual faiths.
  • Inter-faith and faith-specific activities and speakers.
  • Visits to religious buildings, places of worship and centres.
  • Development of the Spirituality across the whole school (see separate document).
  • Visiting speakers and extra-curricular activities with the Church community.
  1. Moral Development
  • The Religious Education Curriculum.
  • The school’s Behaviour policy.
  • Development of class vision.
  • Contributions to local, national and international charitable projects.
  • The promotion of a single-use plastics and recycling programme in school.
  1. Cultural Development
  • Citizenship education through PSHE.
  • Arts education including Music and Drama.
  • Access to the languages and cultures of other countries through the Geography and French curriculum.
  • Promotion of racial equality and community cohesion through the school’s ethos of recognising and tolerating all areas of diversity.
  • Each curriculum area makes its own contribution to children’s cultural capital development and supports SMSC across the school (see each year group half term cultural capital provision page).
  • The art curriculum, including visits to galleries and local museums.
  • The music curriculum including peripatetic teaching and choir.