Staff, parents, governors and pupils have all contributed to a 'Charter for Learning' which was generated as the school introduced the new primary curriculum from September 2014. This shared vision for learning describes the key elements of a 'great curriculum' and the qualities of 'Tilston learners' as described by the school community. The school's curriculum long term overviews can be downloaded below.
A great curriculum...
• is underpinned by aims, values and purpose
•enthuses and excites all learners; it develops a 'love of learning' in everyone
•ensures progression of knowledge, understanding and skills
•provides rich cross-curricular opportunities
•is inclusive, accessible and relevant to the children’s interests, needs and abilities
•facilitates creativity, experiential learning and problem solving
•provides purposeful opportunities for learners to innovate, be challenged and develop their confidence
•prepares children for the future and helps develop a range of transferable life skills
•enables children to ask questions about the world around them through an understanding and appreciation of local, national and global communities
Tilston learners are...
•happy, well-rounded and able to make independent choices
•confident life-long learners with a wide range of interests, ambitions and goals
•open-minded, adaptable and resilient
•able to think things through and work strategically and purposefully
•prepared to take risks and never afraid to learn from mistakes
•willing to listen to and respond positively to advice and constructive criticism
•committed to working harmoniously with each other and use initiative
•well prepared for the next step or stage in life
•keen to contribute positively and responsibly to the local and wider communities
•proud of their own unique qualities and respectful of the choices and views of others
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 competence; it is one of the key ingredients a child will draw upon to be successful in society, their career and the world of work.
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 assets that give children the desire to aspire and achieve social mobility whatever their starting point.