Rodney House Specialist Support School

Rodney House Specialist Support School

Cultural Capital

Cultural Capital at Rodney House

The ‘Aims’ section of the National Curriculum, states of Cultural Capital: ‘It 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.’

What is meant by ‘Cultural Capital?’

Cultural Capital is the growth and development of knowledge, behaviours, skills and attitudes that lead a child to becoming a competent and confident member of society. Cultural Capital is about empowerment, to enable social mobility for all children, no matter what their starting point.

How do we at Rodney House School support our children to succeed?

At Rodney House, we look to the future and ask ourselves what we can do to equip our children to succeed in life. We aim to gradually widen children’s experiences as they progress through the school. We provide a rich, broad and engaging curriculum, which takes into account the life skills and daily living needs of each child, but always has an eye on the end goal of a well-rounded and as independent as possible.

Examples of how Rodney House School develop our children’s Cultural Capital (but not limited to):

  • Rich and extensive PSHE curriculum, looking at themselves and the world
    around them.
  • Transition support into and moving on from Rodney House.
  • Mental Health & well-being provision.
  •  Silver Rights Respecting School.
  • Musical visits and performances
  • Physical Education curriculum which includes specialist physical education tournaments and teaching
  • Adapted bike sessions
  • Daily dash to promote physical wellbeing
  • Supporting the faiths of all children via RE sessions and cultural visits
  • Visits to the local area
  • Contribution to local art projects and engagement with local artists
  • School reading scheme.
  • Essential mathematical life skills, such as time, money and real-life problem solving, in maths
  • A focus on the world around us
  • Swimming lessons
  • Internet safety and essential computer skills.
  • Introduction of many world cultures