Cultural Development
At Barclay Primary pupils who are becoming culturally aware are likely to be developing some or all of the following characteristics:
  • An ability to recognise and understand their own cultural assumptions and values and those of others;
  • An ability to reflect on important questions of meaning and identity;
  • An interest in exploring the relationship between human beings and the environment
  • An appreciation of diversity within the school, local, national and international communities.

Our school encourages pupils’ cultural development by:

  • Presenting authentic accounts of the attitudes, values and traditions of diverse cultures, addressing racism and promoting race equality;
  • Extending pupils’ knowledge and use of cultural imagery and language; encouraging them to think about special events in life and how they are celebrated; recognising and nurturing particular gifts and talents; providing opportunities for pupils to  participate  in  literature,  drama,  music,  art,  crafts  and  other  cultural  events  and encouraging pupils to reflect on their significance; developing partnerships with outside agencies and individuals to extent pupils’ cultural awareness, for example, theatre, museum, concert and gallery visits;
  • Reinforcing the school’s cultural links through displays, posters, exhibitions, etc.; auditing  the  quality and nature  of opportunities for  pupils to  extend their cultural development across the curriculum;
  • And monitoring in simple ways, the success of what is provided.