Each new pupil and family who joins St Michael's will have their own knowledge and experiences that will link to their culture and wider family: languages, cultural traditions, beliefs and interests.
According to Ofsted, Cultural capital is: the essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens, introducing them to the best that has been thought and said and helping to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement. It is the accumulation of knowledge and cultural awareness that children build during their time in school, and therefore one of the key ingredients a pupil will draw upon later in life to be successful in society and the world of work.
At St Michael's, our curriculum is designed to develop pupils cultural capital, both through the taught curriculum and the wider curriculum experiences and opportunities (ie the curriculum beyond the subject-specific lessons). We have summarised these in two mind maps: one for the taught curriculum and one for the wider curriculum, as shown below.