Promoting Cultural Capital: We are naming our classrooms. | Tom Sherrington

As part of a long-term, school-wide initiative to develop our students’ cultural capital, we are going to be giving each of the spaces in our school an identity linked to a significant person.  Each department has been asked to select people who represent their subjects, blending historical and contemporary figures and seeking to achieve a balance gender and ethnicity.  The selection process in each department included staff and student input which generated some heated debates at the end of last term.  We haven’t quite finished it yet; some departments are still deliberating and we have the…

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