Financial Capability

Economic Wellbeing

Understanding and managing our money is an important aspect of wellbeing. Research shows that by the age of seven children are aware of the impact of money in their lives. Teaching children about personal finance and to respect and manage money helps them to become financially capable and better able to meet the increasingly complex financial challenges that await them in the wider world. The ability to make financial decisions is a major aspect of identifying and making the best use of opportunities in today’s changing world. Many of the least well-off in society are financially excluded, i.e. they have no access to financial products and services. Problems also arise when people fail to manage their money and can lead them into a downward spiral of debt from which it is difficult to escape. Helping all children to become critically aware of the benefits and uses of appropriate services, and of ways of managing money and debt, are important steps towards achieving financial inclusion for all. This work lends itself well to a practical approach, perhaps linking it with numeracy.

As part of the requirement for schools to provide Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development, they have to demonstrate how they promote British Values and address life in modern Britain. This unit contributes to these agendas, alongside other themes within the Personal Development Programme and within the school’s ethos and approach to a range of areas of school life.

We offer a range of resources to support this area in Primary Schools:

Primary Personal Development Programme The Cambridgeshire Primary Personal Development Programme provides primary schools with all the resources needed to deliver a comprehensive PSHE curriculum from EYFS to year 6. It enables schools to review their current practice in PSHE and Citizenship and develop long term plans. Teachers can also access guidance on a range of teaching methodologies. The programme includes toolkits with up to date materials for reviewing and developing a range of policies. The customised software can be used to plan a teaching programme, access and distribute resources, and produce a wide range of reports and analyses.

CPD for Staff  is available to meet your needs in building teacher confidence or support you with developing policy and practice.

We offer range of resources to support this area in secondary schools:

Secondary Wellbeing Frameworks for PSHE  All of our materials for PSHE and Citizenship are based on a series of Wellbeing Frameworks which provide a developmental overview of all areas of learning. These frameworks build on national guidance for PSHE, identifying key areas of learning across the school curriculum.

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