Personal Development & Cultural Capital
The development of cultural capital as part of the curriculum
Our school is part of The Greenshaw Learning Trust (GLT) family of schools. All GLT schools have agreed an Inclusivity Statement of Intent which states our overarching commitment to the principles of equity, equality, diversity, inclusivity and broad perspective as essential characteristics of our work. GLT’s Statement of Inclusivity, can be found on the school website here.
Our curriculum intent is to provide all our learners with a broad, balanced and motivating curriculum, which is fully inclusive allowing every child wide access to the full curriculum. We follow the National Curriculum and teach all subjects.
We have developed six curriculum drivers to tailor the curriculum to meet the learning needs of the children in this school and in this community (Community, Environment, Communication, Well-Being, Creativity and Opportunities). We have a holistic approach to our curriculum and hence our drivers form the backbone of our curriculum provision and wider personal development offering.
An important part of the Wildmoor ethos is the development of the whole child in their primary years. Our curriculum is holistic and inclusive in all respects; the personal development of all our pupils is at the core of our work to ensure that we have a positive impact on the wider personal development of pupils’ cultural capital... We ensure that our young learners discover their interests and talents whilst developing into resilient, confident and independent learners. We offer a full range of curricular and extra-curricular activities to promote physical and mental health, including timetabled Outdoor Learning sessions and adventurous residential trips. We prepare pupils fully for life in modern Britain by developing their understanding of the British values and equip them to be responsible, contributing citizens in an increasingly diverse national community. One of our School Development Priorities is:
To provide our pupils with a strong foundation and a wealth of opportunities which steadily increases cultural capital and nurtures their broader development as successful learners, healthy individuals and responsible citizens.
UNICEF Rights Respecting School
Wildmoor Heath School is proud to be a UNICEF Rights Respecting School. We encourage all our learners to understand their rights and responsibilities as children. Senior leaders run assemblies themed around world issues concerning children’s universal rights. These include access to: clean food and water, good health, protection from harm, education, play and recreation, economic stability and career prospects. Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states that:
“Every child has the right to relax, play and join in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.”