We believe that it is vitally important to provide financial education for all our pupils and are proud to be a “Centre of Excellence for Young Enterprise”.
Whatever we do with money, we need to manage it well. We provide a detailed programme of financial education, combining mathematics, citizenship and PSHE education. This ensures that children have the confidence, skills and knowledge they need to manage their money, now and in the future.
We educate pupils in the key areas of financial knowledge, skills and attitudes across four core themes, namely “how to manage money”, “becoming a critical consumer”, “managing risks and emotions associated with money” and “understanding the important role money plays in our lives”.
Pupils in Reception and Key Stage One will learn how to recognise the value of coins and notes and how to keep track of their money. They will become aware that they have choices about spending and saving money and where their money comes from. We encourage pupils to become savers by providing the opportunity to open a savings account with our local Credit Union and collect their money in school.
Pupils in Key Stage Two will become aware of the different ways to pay for items and how to keep simple financial records. They will investigate lending and borrowing and become involved in the administration of the Credit Union on school collection days. They will also learn the important role money plays in our lives and explore the link between work and money. Our Enterprise Club gives pupils the opportunity to explore basic Economics and provides links with local businesses. In addition, pupils will be able to explain why it is important to help others e.g. by donating to charity and buying Fairtrade products.
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