Cultural Capital

What does Cultural Capital Mean at Templemoor Infant and Nursery School?

Every child and family who joins our setting will have their own knowledge and experiences that will link to their culture and wider family. This might include: languages, beliefs, traditions, cultural and family heritage, interests, travel and work.

Ofsted define Cultural Capital as…

“the extent to which schools are equipping pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life.”

At Templemoor, children benefit from a curriculum that builds on what they understand and know already. We believe that exposure, not only to culture but also to situations in which the children might not have previous experiences of, is of paramount importance to their ongoing successes.

Gradually widening children’s experiences as they progress through school is an important step in providing rich and engaging learning across the curriculum. We plan carefully for children to have progressively richer experiences as they move through our school. These include school trips to the seaside, Manchester airport, Sale library, Rochdale Fire Station, visitors to school, visits to places of worship, school council elections to name a few.

A document outlining the ways in which we enhance cultural capital at Templemoor can be found below: