Danson as a ‘Centre of Excellence’ in Financial Education
We are proud to have been reaccredited our status as a 'Centre of Excellence in Financial Education' by Young Money. This award recognises that we have sustained our commitment to developing the financial literacy of our learners for over three years.
Across the school, staff have encompassed the teaching and learning of financial education into many different areas of the curriculum. This area of learning is something we believe is integral; we strive to equip our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to thrive in an ever-changing world.
In line with Young Money’s planning frameworks, learning is covered across four different strands: 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.
Every academic year, our pupils enjoy taking part in workshops led by external facilitators such as CRiBS or employees from the banking sector through sessions organised by HSBC and NatWest. This academic year, all of the children in Key Stage 2 will take part in My BnK’s three-part workshop called ‘Money Twist’ for the first time.
We promote participation in annual competitions such as ‘Young Money’s Challenge’ as well as the ‘Step into the NHS’ competition. We have had successful entrants who have been awarded prizes and some entrants even attended a prize giving ceremony at the Tower of London.
During maths week, EYFS and Key Stage 1 host a bring-and-buy sale and Key Stage 2 take part in a £20 Profit Challenge to raise money for the school. Have a look at the fantastic profits made this year!
Money plays an important part in our lives and we are proud to deliver learning opportunities that will support our pupils to make well-informed choices around money in order to help them succeed in their futures.
Here are some useful websites that you can use at home to keep learning about money:
Below is the planning framework created by Young Money that we commit to teaching at least 60% of the objectives from each year as part of our status as a 'Centre of Excellence' in financial education.